Mother's Day weekend was beautiful,
in every sense of the word.
Fabulous weather for a drive up to Lake Superior.....
All I ever need is to be outside, enjoying Nature.
A mysterious island, just out of range of the zoom lens.
We noticed a grouping of buildings at the end of the drive around the park, one was a Pottery Gallery and it was open . Hubby asked if I wanted to stop.
Upon entering his gallery, you are instantly surrounded by color.....amazing color!
We enjoyed meeting the artist, Ed Risak- and learning about his firing technique, using a Raku method. Once Ed mentioned Raku, an ancient Japanese firing technique, I felt a connection. I've been reading up on ancient Japanese hand-dyeing techniques - one site included Raku pottery.
I felt like we were meant to stop here!
Using the minerals from this region, Ed achieves these unique colors. I invite you to take a look at Risak Pottery online. http://www.risakpottery.com/ I am certain that you will find his work amazing as we did!
I got a Moon Box, which happens to look like it was kissed by an aurora-borealis!