Friday, April 5, 2013

Creative Weekend

I met Ben Behunin last February.  He is a gifted potter and talented author.   
Maybe  you have read his books; Remembering Isaac, Discovering Isaac, Becoming Isaac, and Borrowing Fire.  They are delightful and full of little nuggets of wisdom.   

One of my favorites is; "The highway to happiness has many on ramps."

 My mom recently gave her potter's wheel and kiln to my boys.  All of my boys have thrown pots and enjoy playing with clay.  Especially my youngest son, Neil.  He is in his second year of ceramics in high school.  And over his spring break has enjoyed making a few pots.  


 Well this morning I took him to meet Ben.  We enjoyed perusing his studio.  Ben was so nice to take time to show Neil around and answer his questions.  If these images of Ben's work have wet your appetite you can visit his website here or watch this youtube video of a tour of all the tile in his home.
Now I'm off to Idaho to teach these classes.  I'm looking forward to meeting lots of quilters and enjoying their creativity.  What creative things will you be up to this weekend.  If your in Blackfoot, Id come say 'hi'.  I'd love to meet you too.


3 comments:

  1. Have a wonderful weekend Emily!! I am sure your classes will be loved!!! Oh, and I posted about Happy Chemo today!! So glad to put together a project for such a wonderful cause!

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  2. I've heard Ben Behunin's books are really good. I need to read them. And what a fun day. Love to see the creativity in pottery.

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  3. Wow...you went to THE house! It must be so amazing in person. I loved his presentation at the retreat in February...so inspirational! Have fun teaching!

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