my winter place is a tiny trailer in pinellas park, just west of tampa. not in the right area for EPK. there is the Potters guild of florida's gulf coast here and of course the florida caraftsmen gallery. check out the website for Tour de Clay happening this winter and you will be introduced to a number of fine potters. the train station which has been converted to a wonderful clay facility and the newer group in the next block, the clay center. Craftsman gallery on center street is a wonderful place to visit, have lunch, admire all the items available and buy something fabulous. there is a community college in clearwater and the Dunedin (pronounced done eden) fine arts center both offer learning opportunities. this is such a haven for potters that if you stood on any corner and tossed a rock you would probably hit a potter.
all of these fine facilities and the zoning which allows my home to be a trailer on my own land are why i am in this part of florida, not somewhere else.
ST PETE COLLEGE IN CLEARWATER IS HAVING A STUDENT SALE THIS WEDNESDAY, DEC 4TH, EVENING WITH LOTS OF GOOD FOOD AND A CHANCE TO MEET MARVELOUS POTTERS AND SEE A FIRST RATE FACILITY WITH ENTHUSIASTIC FACULTY AND STUDENTS. I WON'T GET THERE IN TIME THIS YEAR BUT PAST YEARS HAVE BEEN TERRIFIC.