By Thursday, the four of us in the workshop were pretty much cut loose and became shooting fools. Thursday morning was the only time the entire week we spent in a studio setting.
One-by-one we worked the models, enjoying every moment.
Thursday afternoon we drove through the country to the beautiful but modest home of Hanako. She is a 14th generation potter from Japan. You can see her work here.
I wish I could remember the name of the town that was nearby, but it was a warm sunny day, I was riding in the back seat and instead of enjoying the beauty around me, I dosed off. Yup, I never lived that one down the rest of the workshop.
Friday morning took us to a little Maine town called Hope. A town where the Post Office resides in the General Store. It was a town where hope and dreams are real. The home of Sweet Tree Arts, a school dedicated to both children and adult artists, a cobbler, a furniture maker and a bagpipe builder. It was an artists community with a population of just a few more than 1,500.
This was taken in the loft of Sweet Tree Arts. You can’t see him, but Ollie the dog was curled up by her feet.
Kiss My Boots was the corner cobbler shop.
Ollie, the golden-doodle had his modeling debut, just for me.
What I would give for a piece of Michael Good’s jewelry. His metal work was curvy and wonderful and so much fun. His studio was located in Rockport, not far from the Maine Media campus. You can see some of his work here.
I think we were all exhausted by the end of the week, but it was an unbelievable experience. I would go back for another week in a heartbeat.