Today I traveled by train to northern Wales, where I was picked up by my dear friend Wendy Lawrence, who is a ceramics sculptor living in Denbigh.
We drove to the studio and house of her friend, Meri Wells, who is a sculptor who does wood fired figurative sculptures. This is her work in the first photo.
Her stone house was built in the 1650's and has been restored by Meri over the years to much of its original state. It is a magical place, full of wonderful collections of phonographs, old books, letterpress type, bones and amazing art amassed over a lifetime. I bought one of Meri's beautiful works, a Roman ox figure.
Meri was a wonderful hostess and we all stayed up very late by the fire, talking and laughing over wine and good food.