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!"
Cheers

3 comments:

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!