I know, I know! I’m in New Brunswick, and YES, there are many, many things that I am thankful for from here too! (I’ll post a list of them soon, promise.)
But today, and in honour of all things Thanksgiving, I just have to share that I am particularly thankful for Therese Bombardier and her beautiful work (please, see more of it here http://www.theresebombardier.com/ ). I am delighted to be gifting two of her Queen’s Lace Tumblers to a dear friend this weekend on a trip to Maine. Therese’s porcelain cups are equally smart, modern and elegant -the perfect gift for this friend! Thank you Therese!
And while I’m on this little Nova Scotia love’fest, I also want to give a little shout out to Mariko Paterson http://www.foragestudios.com/ . I met her in Lunenberg this past summer, and she graciously invited me into her studio even though I arrived unannounced on a sunny sunday afternoon in June! She is an absolute swell of creativity and fun. Please look her up, and you can also read more about her in Uppercase Magazine too http://uppercasemagazine.com/blog/2014/4/24/ceramic-adventures-with-mariko-paterson#.VDbYhildX2A
Lastly, once you are the proud owner of an arty-cup (or three, or four)… I highly recommend the ‘Boiler Stoker’ espresso roast from Halifax’s Full Steam Co. coffee roasters. http://www.fullsteamcoffee.com/ It’s good stuff..
That’s it for my Nova Scotia thanksgiving, for now.. However, I am headed there next weekend for the Canadian Society for Education Through Art’s annual conference (if you follow this blog, you may remember that I presented at their international conference in Melbourne Australia this past July, a truly amazing organization of people), so no doubt I’ll have a new list of things to add to this ‘Nova Scotia love letter’ next week!
Check out what the Canadian Society for Education through Art is all about here: http://www.csea-scea.ca/