Tuesday, August 11, 2020


Check out this blast from my past!

https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/155781-studio-pottery-by-robin-beckett   A couple of weeks ago, Lillian Pelino contacted me from Huntington, WV with a picture of one of my morning glory cream and sugar sets that she picked up at an estate sale.  She also shared this link to a collectibles website where someone had a whole group of my work available.  Unfortunately, I didn't have the forsight to keep up with the mailing list of my morning glory collectors.  It has been so long, I'm sure many of them have moved.  I started making these before the dawn of the internet!  

The other interesting piece of this story is that Lillian is from Huntington which is where my father grew up.  Traveling the 8 hours there via the curvy 2 lane US 52 and "super hwy" WV Turnpike from Winston-Salem at least once a year was quite a memorable ride I'd like to forget.  They would turn my 6-12 yr old self loose to walk the 2-3 blocks to Ritter Park, the "central park" of Huntington.  Who would think of doing that today??  Anyhoo... I don't have any relatives left in Huntington and my grandmother died several years before I started making pottery  I consider quite a coincidence that we had that connection.  She lives in the beautiful brick street area around the park I used to play in.

No comments:

Post a Comment