Sunday, December 4, 2011
Gailan's home studio sale
Gailan's home 'studio' sale this weekend, and I'm so glad I did. Gailan Ngan is a second generation potter (with her mom also being a painter) so pottery is in her genes, you might say. Her forms are all wheel-thrown, with an emphasis on simple and minimal glazing that makes these pots perfect for serving food in. Someone who was buying a stack of bowls beside me started talking about what he was going to serve in the bowls- perfect for a goulash or fish soup- and it's true, these are the perfect comfort-food pots. I happen to really love the cobalt 'ink' splatters on some of her pots, but went home with a beautiful short celadon cup and bowl as a breakfast set. Not sure I can part with it as a gift... I'll have to try them out first.
Gailan is now a mom to a beautiful little guy who is 3 and she recently had to leave her Strathcona studio, which she had been making pots out of for about 13 years (the owners renovated it into an apartment). She now makes all her work on Hornby Island in her dad's studio during the summer months (along with gardening up a storm), and then is back in her beautiful Strathcona home for the rest of the year.
The count-down to the One of a Kind Show (December 8-11) is on this week! Since I'm going to be so busy, I'll be closing up my online shops on December 8. Incidentally this is the last day for regular shipping rates to apply to the US to get there by Christmas. Thank you to all of those who have already been supporting my shops this month- I've been off to the post office every few days with some parcels and have felt like a little Christmas elf doing it.