Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Simple Cup of Tea

This is my favourite tea cup. 

It was made by a young potter named Shane, from the white mud/clay of the Frenchman River Valley

photo by David McLennan

and bought at a pottery studio in Eastend, Saskatchewan.

which is home of Scotty and The T.rex Discovery Centre 

and current home of Sharon Butala, writer, environmentalist, an Officer of The Order Of Canada and recipient of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit

Image by Duane Prentice

Eastend has another literary connection:  Wallace Stegner, 1972 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, who lived there for a few years during his childhood.  Stegner wrote about his youth in Eastend in his autobiography, Wolf Willow.  The house he lived in has been restored by the local arts council and serves as residence for writers and artists.

The above photo is by writer and photographer Jerome Martin who shares his own Eastend experience here

ding. ding. ding. ding. ding.  Tea Break is over. 

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