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Pottery Thoughts

The Party

What was the best part of the party for me? I could say that not raining was the best part since the party was outside. I could say the food, since it was the FIRST time I'd ever had Paella.

But no, the best part was the friends old and new, some of whom drove hours just to celebrate with us. The friends who couldn't be here who took photos of their collections and sent them to us. The friends who called or took us to the Players or out for drinks in the following weeks. 

I'd include the music, which was the first time I'd ever learned of murder ballads or death folk (google that and be amazed). 

Again, it it weren't for all our friends we would have had a lonely evening, so-----

Thank You to all who came, sent well wishes and pottery photos

and gave us presents. We probably didn't get to talk to everyone but we did try.

Thanks also to Nick Hoover and Jess Holland: 'Death Folk' for their amazing and beautiful music;

 

The Brew Coffee House in Ellison Bay for the delectable Ooo Laalaa's and coffee, Island Orchard Cider House for the best cider ever and

 

Scott McEvoy Culinaria for making that yummy paella which everyone raved about.

 

 

Thanks to Martha Beller of Tweak, who gave us good advice; to Pat Keenan Graphic Design for her artwork in our ads, to the Peninsula Pulse and Kathleen Maci for that glowing article about John.

 

Thanks most of all to our children- Vanya, Tim and Carly, Shannon and Ella and granddaughters Taylor and Isabelle--everyone got a chance to help us prepare and host this party and for that we are forever proud and grateful.  

 

 

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What's the 40th Anniversary Party Story?

 

Sunday August 24 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm is our 40th Anniversary Party AND also John's 71st Birthday Party. Of course, we are planning some special treats for everyone.

Beverages by Island Orchard Cider

Coffee and Desert by Brew Coffeehouse

Music by Jess Holland and Nick Hoover

This is John's first poster for Ellison Bay Pottery that his Mother, Margaret Dietrich, created for him in 1975. It's a pen and ink drawing of John's first studio. 

Here is John in the mid-80's. Behind him you can see his ubiquitous 3x5 cards that was his order system.  He uses the same system minus the clothes pins. It's worked for all these years so why change. 

1980's Porch

                                                                                   2014 Porch 

            

What you can do-------------

Bring (or email) pictures of your John Dietrich pottery collection so I can include them in the book I'm making for John.

AND

Be prepared to enter our PHOTO BOOTH Where you can take a candid picture of yourself holding some current pottery.

You can leave a comment in the Guest Book too. We'd love to hear your stories and memories.  

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