Making Pots at Camp

I have written about how proud I am of my son Paul’s pots. This is to show you two of mine:

Katy's Pots 2011 . Katy's Pots 2011

Last week, we went for our annual stay at U.C. Berkeley’s Lair of the Golden Bear family camp. In addition to swimming, singing, and long walks, my family enjoys making ceramics together in the Camp Blue Art Grove. Jessica and Paul and I all made pots while Matt and John kept us company. Paul coached us on our technique using the potter’s wheel. Working with clay under the trees is lovely. We watched the squirrels steal paper towels from the trash to line their winter nests. Seeing a ground squirrel dashing off into the bushes with a wad of wet brown paper in its mouth is funny.

My brother Pete was in a tent nearby with his family. Jessica and Matt were awarded a Camp Blue loving cup (usually given for sports participation) to honor their being newlyweds at camp.

Jessica Matthew Camp Blue 2011 . Jessica Matthew Camp Blue 2011

Lair of the Bear Camp Blue 2011

Images Copyright 2011 by Katy Dickinson

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