I’m a Beatles fan. Grew up listening to them on 45’s on my sister’s record player in the 60’s. I know the words to every Beatles song, and my kids know that “In My Life” is one of my funeral songs, along with “Blackbird.” Johanna has the entire Beatles collection on her I-Touch. We have always loved the Beatles at my house.
Last September I spent several days with my pals Sabrina and Bruce while they sold Pick Up Sticks Jewelry at Fiesta de Santa Fe. They shared a booth wall near the plaza with a potter who had interesting pieces on display, pieces of pottery and wall plaques with tiny writing on them.
It was only on the third day of wandering from Sabrina’s booth to the food vendors with Glena that I stopped in the Wildflower Pottery booth and actually took a look.
Whoa! I was immediately enthralled. All that tiny writing on those pieces? Beatles lyrics.
Marlys and Richard Kunkel have created a line of pottery that contains lines from Beatles songs. Some of their pieces are elegant vases and boxes, white with black lyrics windings around the vessel. Some are funky – wall plaques with what looks like typeset lines from my favorite tunes. There’s a pottery television with a yellow submarine inside. Love that one.
I love Wildflower Pottery’s pieces. I want a pocketful of money so I can buy one of each item for me and my friends. I came home with several photos and then promptly lost their business card. I had no idea how to write a blog post with no pertinent information.
Then, as luck would have, last weekend, in the middle of my high school basketball frenzy, Sabrina hauled me to the Rio Grande Arts & Crafts show. And there, just inside the door, was Marlys and her Wildflower Pottery.
I still don’t have a pocket full of money, but I still love this stuff. Marlys says they’ve moved to Ribera, New Mexico, to a beautiful new studio (Ribera is west of Las Vegas, just off I-25 and not far from Pecos. Gorgeous place to live for transplanted Texans who now say they’ll never leave New Mexico).
I don’t know exactly what sort of show Wildflower Pottery might be at next, but you can e-mail them at Wildflowerpottery@msn.com about buying some of their pieces. I’m going to get in touch and see where they’ll be next.
In the meantime, enjoy these images. “There are places I remember. . .” is now stuck in my head. “In my life, I’ll love you more. . .”
Happy Sunday. And remember, “All you need is love. . .”Pin It