Monday, July 04, 2005

Magic Lemonade

It was the opening weekend of the Bowen Island Summer Market. We narrowly escaped the rain, but not the wind, always a tricky consideration at Bowen. Despite the BC Ferry disaster at Horseshoe Bay, we still welcomed many visitors to celebrate the Canada Day long weekend with us.

It was wonderful to see all the old faces of the fellow crafters return to the market. We were so happy to see Jean Marie Claret, a fantastic potter, whose charm is unmistakably French. We own one of his French butter dishes that I absolutely adore. It is a unique method of storing butter at room temperature without the worry of the butter oxidizing and getting spoiled.
C'est très chic!

Of course we also met some new faces. Most memorably, a five-year-old named Phineas, who was selling "magic" lemonade for a mere fifty cents! Phineas is quite the character - a little man with an old soul and comes with the kindest heart. A glass of his magic lemonade was guaranteed to make one happy, very happy indeed.

Phin's mother,
Jeanette Wrenshall, may be new to the market, but is no stranger to architectural ceramics! Her work is most awe inspiring (check out her Gaudi inspired fireplace) and we are so very pleased to have met both her and Phineas.

There are so many talented artists showcasing their work here at Bowen, be sure to come by and check us out. Bowen makes for a wonderful day trip, so grab your sunscreen and shades, pack a picnic and ahoy matey!