What an emotional 9th week! So much so it’s taken me a few to recover and write this. The last few days in Nilambur were full of trying to soak up everything I possibly could....most especially spending time with all the lovely friends I’ve made. I also focussed some attention on the Malayalam dictionary and getting recipes for more of Sheeja’s incredible cooking. It was a whirlwind of farewells that are still making adjustments in my heart.
Before I knew it, Sherif and I were southbound on the train to Kochi to get the shipment of pots completed. I am glad there has been some time to cool down between this experience and writing about it. This was a very frustrating experience. It was also a great learning experience in numerous life subjects. Not all the pots were packed, crated and sealed into the container before I left which was a disappointment but it did get done when I was high in the sky on my way home to Canada. I also got an overnight in Dubai where I was able to reconnect with a lovely old friend from childhood days and get a little glimpse into some of the art going on there. Check out www.versusart.org to get a glimpse.
The most prominent feeling I felt during this week and beyond is that I my time in Nilambur is yet to be exhausted. I will be returning. The wheels are already spinning for next year:)
Now back in Dorset with the snow and rain. It’s amazing how quickly you can adjust to different lifestyles. I happily conform back to my Dorset life while trying to infuse it with habits and routines from the Nilambur adventure. Waiting until middle of May when the shipping container will arrive and we’ll see how well everything was packed up. Although life will be a little less exotic now that I’m back in Canada I still hope to continue to document life as a passionate potter. This has been an unforgettable ride that I feel lucky to have been able to share and I look forward to seeing where life takes me next. big love,
About This Journey
Combining my love of travel with my love of creating in clay comes this newest adventure. After spending 10 days in Nilambur last year during a 3 month exploration of India....I am returning to spend 9 weeks. Talented and generous clay artist - Sherif Nilambur invited me to share his studio space so here I am to take him up on his offer. The plan is loose in terms of what is being made and what will come of it but hearts are open so we can't go wrong.