Cleaning up and organizing I came across this and wanted to share. I was so completely overwhelmed with this poets kindness and talent with words. I received it in an email just before Christmas and it brought a tear to my eye. What a wonderful gift.....and SO unexpected!
My boss’s daughter is a potter
Decorating with ferns, her pots she turns
With distinctive flair!
Abounding with praises for pots, plates, and vases
From Toronto to Dorset she came.
Making bowls of all sizes and full of surprises
As no two are exactly the same.
Toiling ‘til night from the dawn’s early light
Chetolah Studio was born.
Pouring hearts, and mugs bold, for drinks hot and cold
Cupboards and tables adorn.
Bowls, cups and platters are all a-scatter
Useful and decorative wares arrayed
Products kiln fired for guests to admire
With artistic flair displayed.
In rustic surroundings with Fresh Air abounding
She hosts kiddie classes, for what passes
As muddy, toad abodes...
And she oft hits the road with a rather large load
Of pots, plates and platters – to artisan shows.
Then her stock depleted, her goal completed,
Back to Dorset she goes!
Custom orders she’ll do, it’s all up to you –
A Casserole? Dinner set? Other items galore.
Just let her know, and she’ll be all set to go
And - will leave you wanting more!
In Dorset? Please stop, at Chetolah’s quaint shop
A short hop from the bay or the highway,
Have a latté as well and visit a spell,
Browse to your heart’s content.
You’ll find something, no doubt, that you can’t do without
You’ll certainly be glad you went!
Tara is a Dorset, Ontario-based artist. She creates both functional and decorative stoneware pieces out of Chetolah Pottery Studio, which she opened in 2007.