A lovely friend asked me to join her at the Quidi Vidi Plantation last weekend for A Feast of Pottery. It was a delightful way to connect on a Saturday morning. The sun was shining in the Gut and it was gorgeous, even though it was a bit brisk. Sidenote: I wonder why they refer to such a beautiful place with such an unbecoming name. Calling it “The Gut” seems wrong somehow. Perhaps that’s a blog post for another day.
Before I entered the building to see the pottery, I had to take a few photos of the harbour. Doesn’t the scene below look like it should be on a postcard? Actually, I’m willing to bet it IS on a postcard somewhere in St. John’s.
The sun was shinning right at me, so not great for a photo, but still such a picturesque place – I couldn’t resist. You can see the Quidi Vidi brewery, which is the green building. I’ll have to check that out another time ;-).
I tried to capture the sun sparkling on the water – millions of little dazzling diamonds! LOVE!
When I finally did go inside to check out the pottery – that was a wonderful treat too. Such incredible work. People are just so talented – it is truly astounding sometimes. We saw lovely nature-inspired pieces, and many wonderful colours, shapes and patterns. I learned about Raku clay and saw a dozen items that I would love to have in my home. I just don’t have room for anything without ditching something so I managed to hold back from buying anything, but they were positively delicious to behold.
Upstairs in the plantation, there are different artisans who are working on their craft and selling their wares. If you are in town, it is definitely worth a visit! One of the artisans had a sign in her booth that I really liked. It said, “Have nothing in your home that is not useful or beautiful.” Words to live by.