Different Drummer

"If a man does not keep pace with his companions,perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." ~Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Remembering Isaac by Ben Behunin

For March, we read Remembering Isaac, a book by the potter, Ben Behunin who lives in Salt Lake, just an hour north of us. So we took a field trip to his studio and home.  This is the field trip as reported by Paula on her blog 

The exterior of his home was decorated in pottery elements.

Hi fence railing around his porch so inspired me that I am thinking of getting into welding!! 
Neiderbipp is the fictional location of his books about Isaac.
Here he is at work in his studio!  He told us amazing stories of how he came to be a potter, and then how he came to be an author, all while throwing pottery.

Above his studio is his show room, I have shown just a few of the items he has for sale.

The gold hued pitcher is what I took home!!
Then he took us on a tour of his home ... I loved the evidences of his trade found everywhere!

I so loved the fireplace surround shown below that I think I am going to do something similar in my family room, eventually.  Of course I won't be making my own tiles ...

As you can tell, this trip to the potter of Neiderbipp has changed me.  You can read his three book series about Isaac and feel the effect in your life as well.
And if you a lucky enough to live in the neighborhood, go ahead and get in touch with him.  You will be absolutely charmed! ~ by Paula

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