I have been wanting to stop by this pottery studio every time I go past it - which is every month or two on my way back from North Carolina. Today I listened to my inner voice (which kept saying "you know you are missing out on something wonderful if you keep passing it by - go in, go innnnnnnnn"). So I parked the car, went through the cute little white gate down the steps to the cute little house, and opened the door to folkart splendor! The first thing I saw, besides all the wonderful pottery, was this huge dog taking a very nice nap in the sun on the couch. When Betty Wassmer came out to greet me, she told me they had gone to this farm without any intention of bringing a puppy home, and this beautiful Great Pyrenees was the result LOL Up off the couch to sniff me and then right back up there to finish her nap with one eye open on me LOL She was a real sweetie! Here is what a Great Pyrenees looks like but this one isn't quite as pretty as the one I met today.
But back to the pottery. It's a wonder I didn't drool all over the floor! It was wonderful - colorful, fanciful, full of flowers, and birds and other motifs. Some mosaics, some jugheads, flower pots, plates - I could have looked and shopped all day. I'll take one of everything please LOL I did do a little Christmas shopping (yep, gonna start early this year) and bought a cute little three story polka dot house that I can put a candle inside of for myself. Betty showed me some of the new jugheads and other things that she is working on. If you ever get to Blue Ridge, Georgia, you MUST go and see Fishbone Studio at 425 West First Street. It's the street that runs parallel to the main street in Blue Ridge, on the west side of the railroad tracks. You can see some of the wonderful pottery here Fishbone Studio Blue Ridge is a charming little town filled with great places to eat and wonderful antique shops too.
Lunch with two good friends and pottery to boot - what a delightful Saturday this has been!