One of the unique features in our living room is a long, narrow display niche. I don’t know what the niche will ultimately hold, but for now it showcases various “blue” objects that came out of the moving boxes. Things like the Korean pottery M.J. picked up in Seoul when he was a Mormon missionary there thirty-some years ago; one-of-a-kind vessels gathered in other travels; and small vases from retailers like West Elm and Heath Ceramics. There are also some yixing teapots from my brother and a funny planter shaped like a woman’s head (with blue eyes!) that M.J. snagged from his grandmother’s estate .
I’m thinking I might find a better, more consistent direction for the niche items at the annual American Craft Council Show this weekend at Fort Mason in San Francisco. If you’re in the Bay Area and interested in fine crafts including jewelery, glass, ceramics, woodworking and textiles, you can read more about the ACC show in my BANG article here. The show runs through Sunday–maybe I’ll see you there!