Saturday, May 15, 2010

Jamaica part 3

The ceramics workshop was held at the pottery studio located on the Good Hope Estate/Plantation inland in the Cockpit Mountains. I will embellish more on the artists, studio, gallery, and kilns in a later post.

The Good Hope Plantation was first built in 1755 and mainly raised sugar cane. Today they mainly raise citrus, and there is a citrus-packing plant on the grounds. Yes, we did get fresh-squeezed orange juice every morning along with fresh mango and papaya. Yum! The only thing looming to ruin the feeling of perfect paradise on the plantation is its history of slavery.

Here are some bowls I made in Jamaica. There are various momentos in the first one including a tamarind seed that was in a pocket of my dirty shorts--oops, sorry customs.

Jamaica part 2

Here are some pictures from the airport in Montego Bay (what the locals call Mo' Bay) to Good Hope. When I stepped off the plane, it was warm and humid.

Yes, those are bougainvilleas.

The next photo is where Usain Bolt went to high school.

Here are some vases thrown and fired in Jamaica.

Stay tuned for scenes from Good Hope Plantation!

Monday, May 03, 2010

Jamaica part 1

I had an amazing time in Jamaica and learned a lot! The first pictures include someone helping me pack.

Beef patties--My first meal in Jamaica outside the airport, kind of like fleischkechla without the saurkraut.

I will post pictures of the scenery soon.

Here are the bottles that I made in Kansas and bisque-fired and then fired in Jamaica.