You just never know who's coming through the door when you own a bed and breakfast. We often have artists stay with us when they're visiting Wallowa County and Joseph Oregon.
We recently hosted raku potter Boni Deal and her daughter Sarah for a mother-daughter Eastern Oregon vacation. Sarah's leaving soon for 2+ years in Africa to teach elementary school-aged children.
We supplied Boni and Sarah with names of local potters they might visit including:
Jim and Anne Shelly of FireWorks Clay Art
Ted Juve of Olaf Pottery
Turns out that Boni knows the FireWorks Clay Art from regional art shows but hadn't actually talked with them. She really enjoyed touring their studio up on Hurricane Creek Road near Joseph.
The mother and daughter had a great visit--did a little hiking in the Wallowa Mountains, toured downtown Joseph Oregon, visited Wallowa Lake--as well as visiting FireWorks Clay Art.
Perhaps we'll be able to interest her in the Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts, our juried art show in Joseph Oregon that takes place every year during the first weekend of June.