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I Love Art, Adore the Handmade and Treasure the Vintage. I am the Fun Mom, the Silly Friend and the Writer who wants to make more room for beauty in the everyday.

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Sunday, July 15, 2007

pottery play date

Have you had the perfect summer day? ....The one where time feels as frozen and immobile as when you were a child.... Those long, sweet childhood days were longer than any I now know.
I remember when time was suspended and there was no agenda, no plan, no "to-do" list. The hours slipped by with no quantifiable measures of moments, they just were. That was when life was on "play" instead of "fast forward". Summer is a fabulous time to find a few days like that once again...and it might just be possible if you know Jill Wiener!
We just had one of those days at her Earth Girl Pottery Studio. Jill gave my kids lessons on her wheel and I strolled about while Laurie Meseroll arrived with her teenagers (reluctant to come and then long to leave the party). We sat drinking coffee and watched our children paint pots with Jill's help. We played on the dock, counted tadpoles and paddled a red canoe across the pond. Divine!
Jill Wiener lives in a her own paradise of old barns and well tended cutting gardens 12 miles from the nearest chain store. Her wonderful home and studio are in the middle of the prettiest nowhere I have ever been. It's the perfect spot for the ultimate playdate... (Sigh... I write this with good memories of a day well contented with a constant feast of friendship and fun....)
Beg, borrow or steal the time to play...even just a little... this summer.
xxoo Jen
...August 25-26, Pottery Studio Tour & Gallery Breakfast

Plans are in the works to bring 20 collectors and enthusiasts to Jill's studio On August 25th for a POTTERY PLAYDATE! If you are interested in joining us, please e-mail me for details as space is limited. We'll also celebrate with a breakfast on Sunday, August 26 to launch our gallery showing of work by Jennifer Lanne and Jill Wiener in downtown Warwick, New York!


Anonymous said...

It sounds like you had the most wonderfully perfect summer day ever... wish I could have been there with you playing in the clay :)



paige said...

oh sounds like such fun!!!
lucky girl!

FrostingsNSparkles said...

Ah, Jen, your post made me long for those days, ours were spent in Michigan, and were just as you described.
What a fantastic experience for your kids, and such a perfect atmoshphere as well. So glad you got to live in the "play" section for a day, those days are the ones worth remembering :)

Lori said...

what fun!!! your life is like a dream: surrounded by wonderful talented friends and beautiful art~work!!! lovely!!!

Michelle Sylvia said...

Wow Jen!! What a wonderful Magical day!!! I think our whole world needs more time to play. Glad that you were able to capture the moment!

Many Blessings!

Anonymous said...

It's me Jill. Just so you all know I concur, this was a perfect day. I love having visitors, and sharing my work (when you love something so much is is fair to call it work?) process and my home. Clay and coffee playdates are really fun for me. Yesterday I delivered the finished artworks down to Jen's and the waited for the kids to come home and unwrap them. Aiden flew up to his room looking for the perfect place on the wall for his piece and Charlotte drank from her cup within seconds.
I hope you will be able to join us for a grown-up version of this special day.


Sam I Am said...

oh my fun this sounds!! i wanna come have a pottery play date toooooooo :)

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