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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Jill's Pottery Playdate









Here are the kids' mementos from their trip to the EarthGirl Pottery Studio...











Here's the Earth Girl herself - Jill Wiener -- with Charlotte and Aidan on the porch...I am constantly amazed by her; she is wonderfully generous in sharing her studio, her gardens and her time with those of us who are her...well, her fans!












Last month, when the trees were still green and summer was still in season, we visited Jill's studio in rural Sullivan Country, New York for her "2nd Annual Pottery Playdate"...it really was a day we'll all remember forever...



Bella and Aidan rolled and pulled...













Allie loved it all...she made a footed vase...
It was magic to play with the clay Jill so effortlessly (ummm shall we say years of practice and a true talent!) whirled into shapes...she made planes that could perch on cups, birds, rockets, whatever the kids could think up and demand her imagination spurt out from idea to those magic hands...




Logan's hand built masterpiece!



Shannon loved making cups!

Here are the kids prowling about her studio...















The girls point out their creations...next step...the kiln.










Here's a peek at the rest of the barn...










...it's loaded with Jill's fanciful work...vintage props and tons of charm.












And a peek as we headed outside for lunch under the trees...I love her collection of chippy chairs...







While our work dried and Jill readied it for the kiln we dined alfresco near her pond and waded in her pond.

I cannot thank Jill enough for the fabulous day, and the wonderful memories she gave to all of us that were there.
No doubt, the "3rd Annual Pottery Playdate" we hope she'll host next year will be once again the best day in our summer.

xxoo Jen

3 comments:

diane allison-stroud said...

oh i want to come, i want to come!!! do i see a charter bus in the future? looks like a wonderful fun day, and jill has built herself a beautiful life...

heidi steiner said...

Jill's work is amazing and her property and home is beautiful!
When you do a gorup Angel tour to this slice of heaven, count me in!
Heidi

Theresa said...

Looks like your playdate at Jill's was a lot of fun!!! The pictures are great by the way... I felt like I was there playing in the mud. :) Happy Halloween!!!

Hugs,
Theresa

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