Last weekend I traveled to Fairhope, Alabama, for an art-filled weekend of fun and business. Farihope is a picturesque tourist town on the Eastern shore of Mobile Bay, and could remind one of a Southern version of Carmel, California. My husband Scott and I traveled with our good friend Sebastian Moh, who had an opening at the Kiln Studio gallery. Susie Bowman, another good friend and owner of the gallery hosted the opening exhibit and, the following night, a grand dinner cooked by Sebastian. I can't post images of the dinner because I'm contracted to write an article about the gathering for Ceramics Monthly magazine, but I will say it was all delightful. I will give notice when the article is scheduled to be published.
The Mardi Gras exhibit at the Mobile Museum of Art is comprehensive, overwhelming, and fabulous.
We took a beach walk to see the remains of old kiln sites and a beach littered with pottery shards from the 1800s.
Some of these rocks were colored by clay deposits, and some are pieces of old kiln bricks.
A row of Sebastian's bowls, some of which we ate from at our special dinner cooked by the artist himself.
Spanish Moss in a huge Live Oak against the fall sky. It was an unusually cool weekend.
Susies' lawn, reaching down to a row of docks on the bay.