Steve McNutt on wed 3 sep 97
OK, all you worldly wise potters out there. We leave for Scotland on the
12th of September. I am so excited, but have almost no time to plan. My
husband says I have a homing device which leads me to pots and potters, but
I'm afraid he might be wrong in which case I could wander around seeing
nothing but castles and museums and ruins and miss all the great work I hear
is done there. So, send me your travel hints, locations, etc. please. We
will be starting out the week in Edinburgh and will have a car. Many thanks.
Marcia Selsor on thu 4 sep 97
The Royal Museum in Edinburgh has a really well organized deplay of
pots. They seem to be organized by technological advances in ceramics.
4th floor I think.
Try some Haggis while in Scotland.
Marcia in Montana
Steve McNutt wrote:
> OK, all you worldly wise potters out there. We leave for Scotland on
> 12th of September. I am so excited, but have almost no time to plan.
> husband says I have a homing device which leads me to pots and
> potters, but
> I'm afraid he might be wrong in which case I could wander around
> nothing but castles and museums and ruins and miss all the great work
> I hear
> is done there. So, send me your travel hints, locations, etc.
> please. We
> will be starting out the week in Edinburgh and will have a car. Many
Margaret F Patterson on tue 9 sep 97
If you are in Glasgow, the Burrell Collection is a must! A marvelous
building -- entire back wall of glass -- housing all manner of 2-d & 3-d
The Arts Festival of Atlanta is underway. Visiting Scottish artist, Paul
Cosgrove, with the Georgia State sculpture department, constructed two
very large pigeon houses. The houses were placed in 2 city parks several
blocks apart. As part of last week's opening ceremonies for the festival,
a flock of pigeons was released from one of the houses and flew to the
other. It was neat to see the pigeons flutter momentarily after being
released, then quickly get into a formation, fly out of the park, and make
a distinct left turn to go between the tall buildings lining the city
That's a long prologue to add another suggestion for Glasgow. Paul
Cosgrove teaches at the Glasgow School of Art and Design (I think that's
the name of it -- the MacIntosh-designed school) and he said that there is
a new contemporary art museum in Glasgow -- and he would recommend a
Non-pottery related: If you can get to the Highlands, even in the lower
highlands like Loch Lohman or Loch Fyne, the vistas are stunning. The
sky is so vast and the land feels like the top of the world.
Margaret Patterson -- a ClayArt lurker, just peeking out!
Sandra Dwiggins on wed 10 sep 97
If you are in Glasgow--have tea at the Mackintosh-designed Willow Tea
Room. It's on the second floor of a jeweler's shop on Willow Street. It's
been restored and includes the wonderful stained glass windows and
doors designed by him and his wife. The chairs are not original, but the
whole design is magnificent...good tea,too. Take a tour of the Glasgow
School of Art---and look at the incredible details of the Mackintosh
design, especially the library. Then go to the Mackintosh exhibit at the
Huntington---you will emerge from Glasgow a Mackintosh maven....well
worth the trip. I went to Glasgow just to do a Mackintosh tour....very
well worth it. Also---fabulous Indian restaurants abound in Glasgow. If
you like Indian food.....