This has truly been a wonderful week with my family and husband! Sadly, I don’t have any pictures of our trip to the pottery places…there was a mishap with my camera! Nevertheless, we did visit Saco River Pottery and got to see the gallery store of Kathy McGreavy. Her work was done in both porcelain and stoneware clays, displaying gas-fired glazes. She also has explored japanese brush work in her designs. It was a great little shop and it was fun to meet her and hear a little bit about her story. To check out her site and read more about Kathy and Saco River Pottery, click here.
Yesterday was also quite an adventure! We left the house a bit earlier to go on another canoe trip, but this time through a bog! It was pretty exciting. I had envisioned this bog being quite muddy and filled with mosquitos, but that was not the case! The water was very smooth and warm and the water held thousands of lily pads and their flowers! There was almost a natural path that the water created to maneuver our kayaks through – it was great! Afterwards, we headed off to Bear Mountain and Bear Lake for a climb and a swim. Austin, my brother, has rocked climbed for a long time and was itching to climb up the mountain. It was some pretty rough bouldering just to get to the base of the climb, but boy was the view worth it! Stunning! I did make my way back down to join my mom for a swim in the lake while the boys (my dad, brothers Ian and Austin, and my husband, Andrew) continued on up to rock climb. Mom and I sat nervously on a rock sharing a monocular as we watched Austin make his ascent. We even watched his grip slip and he fell a few dozen feet before his ropes caught! Good thing my dad was belaying him at the bottom! He made it to the top though! We then decided to head back to the house and on our way happened to pass a sign for Wiltjer Pottery! So, we hit the brakes and headed down the path to his studio! Rusty Wiltjer is the potter and is incredible! He makes the most beautiful sink basins and ceramic drums! Andrew got to have a try at one of his completed djembes and they sounded amazing. He can throw up to 100 pounds of clay! I was so inspired and in awe of his talent when we left. Definitely check out his site.