|Trellis Bay, Tortola, BVI|
|The Bitter End Yacht Club, Virgin Gorda, BVI|
|Sculptor/painter Zaka from St. Lucia and Aragorn Dick-Read take advantage of the excellent wifi outside the shop|
|Their ceramic version of Aragorn's fireballs, intricately cut and fired in the raku kiln - raku firings are a popular feature of the monthly full moon parties|
So now I'm back in Florida, unpacked, clothes washed, groceries bought, all notes transcribed, and ready to dig back into the more formal aspects of the book. I had previously intended to condense the Nevis and Antigua documentation into a chapter on ceramic history in the Caribbean, but not after this trip - I'll be working on Chapter 6 this week, titled something like "Nevis and Antigua: You Have To Love This Job", based on a comment Hyacinth made. Wish me luck with the writing, and the next stop on the Caribbean pottery tour will be the wood firing workshop in Jamaica at the end of April. Irena Alphonse is going to meet me there, and I'll actually have a week to just make pots. Sounds great.
|New additions to the Caribbean pottery collection - check out the seriously mini 2" coal pot sets from Edith Lyne|