Penland's in Marshall in now carrying some of John's work. After the shock of the fire and the long slow cleanup and rebuild, it's so gratifying to see his work out in the world.
Penland's is a special place to us. We bought overalls there for ourselves and our two-year old almost fifty years ago. Penland's has always carried my books--along with many others of regional interest. Country apparel, local crafts, jams and jellies, fried pies, produce . . .you never know what you'll find in this delightful old-time store.
This below is the shelf-talker displayed with the pieces.
No, the pot with the turquoise inlay isn't for sale. But he's working on making more.
OUT OF THE WOODS . . .
The woods used include Cherry, White Oak, Ash, Tulip Poplar, Hickory, Locust, Linden, Eastern Red Cedar, and Black Walnut, usually from trees harvested for firewood or naturally fallen.
The pieces are finished with food-safe (but NOT dishwasher-safe) polyurethane to protect and highlight the natural grain. The weed pots are NOT meant to hold water, but are the perfect place to display a twisty twig or dried seedpod or . . .