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carmel/new england

updated sun 4 aug 02


Eric Suchman on sat 3 aug 02

Funny you should say that about New England. I grew up in Mattapoisett, MA
and moved out here to the San Diego area in '84. ( Now I realize it's not
Northern CA) One of my first impressions was that in New England people
were relaxed into a faster pace while here in CA people were rushing to
relax. I've also found that alot of that straight lacedness is more on the
outside than the inside.
Besides Gloucester is quite an inspriational place, historically, for
(Forgive me but I love New England)
Eric in Oceanside
(and on his way to vacation in Northern CA in a week)
> From: Marty Morgan
> Reply-To: Ceramic Arts Discussion List
> Date: Fri, 2 Aug 2002 08:16:08 -0400
> Subject: Re: Carmel
> Hank, thanks for the great memory post. I lived in Carmel in the late
> sixties and have fond memories of visits to Nepenthe. I worked at a coop in
> Monterey, called Peninsula Potters, which still exists, although in a
> different location ( the original was right near Cannery Row - before it
> became a tourist destination). Being in the coop gave me a chance to learn
> how to fire gas kilns, to work around the clock for a low monthly
> membership fee and to begin to sell my work in the coop gallery. We did
> things like sharing a booth at the Monterey Jazz Festival, holding group
> shows at someone's home out in Carmel Valley, raku firings on the beach,
> and always long wonderful lunches with vino rosso. I haven't lived in CA
> since '72, but the friends I made there are still "family".
> Funny, going to Tuscany with Marcia Selsor this year and being in that
> rolling landscape, enjoying great company and great food and wine brought
> all my lust for California back.
> So why am I living in strait-laced workaholic New England?
> Marty Morgan
> Gloucester,MA
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