✨🍯👦🏻✨ Meet Sina, my new friend. He and his mother attended my last workshop at USF Tampa on Monday, it also happened to be my birthday. Talking with him during my demo turned out to be a great gift. I learned that he is bilingual (English and Turkish) and that he can count to 79 in Korean. He told me all about cone five clay and glazes and he was able to answer most of the clay questions I threw his way. He introduced me to his big stuffed tiger, Leaona and told me about her four daughters (all named Leaona). I was a bit concerned that our conversation had taken over the demo but I saw that it was important to him and that everyone in the room, including myself, was genuinely interested in what he would say next. I continued with my throwing demo and I heard him whisper “magic” to himself. This kid brought tears to my eyes, I was in his place so many years ago, the 8 year old watching the magic of clay in motion on a wheel. When Sina returned on day two I had already made this large Onggi jar and finished describing my apprenticeship when I asked the room if anyone had questions. Sina raised his hand with confidence and asked “can I get inside the jar?”. The only answer is yes. Sina and his mother brought gifts for me to bring back to my kids. I will stay in touch with them and will patiently await the news of adventures that await such a smart and inquisitive little guy.
✨👋🏼❤️🛶❤️👋🏼✨ Feeling so fortunate to have you in my life. Happy Valentine’s Day, sweet Jesse (@wildwillowwellness).
✨🍯🎂🍯✨ She made me Onggi cakes for my birthday! Jesse (@wildwillowwellness) you’re the best! ps, yes, that’s white chocolate behind chocolate for the traditional Onggi decoration to show up!!
✨😆✨ That moment when you say “Hana, isn’t it great to have our truck back from the shop (picked it up yesterday after a month of repairs from a head-on collision)?” and she says “yup!!” then SLAM, rear ended. I’m choosing to just laugh and focus on the silver lining, nobody’s hurt. happy Valentines Day, y’all.
✨🌴😎🌴✨ The 5th annual FL Heat Surface has been so fun and informative, how could it not with such a stellar group of presenters?! (L to R) Brenda Quinn (@bquinnpottery), Kevin Snipes (@hollowfingers), Matt Wedel (@mattwedel), Lydia Johnson (@lydiajohnso), Andrea Gill, John Gill (@gillpottery), and Ben Carter (@carterpottery). #FLheatSurface2019
✨😁🍖😂✨ LilMiss SpamFace!