Sunday, September 10, 2006

To old age

The Garth Clark Gallery in New York is having a retrospective of American potter Beatrice Wood. This runs from the 12th of September to the 4th of November. Beatrice Wood lived a crazy life and potted her way into old age. This is a photo of her looking fabulous and tough behind the potters wheel as an old lady. I love seeing photos like this- I hope this is me when I am old.

This Beatrice Wood chalice is a celabratory item. There is a sense of upward movement and dynamics in this pot which makes me felling like standing and "Charging my glass".
"To old age, hard work feasts and good company!"


Liana said...

Yes, cheers to that!

Florence said...

She sounds like a very interesting lady!

Cheryl said...

It is so inspiring to see older people so full of life and purpose. She has a goal and is hell bent on achieving it! She is so concentrated and alive and I want to be like her when I am her age, in the not too distant future!