On Kindness: The Barnstable Potter

The art of Ceramics has always been fascinating to me: it's the chosen art form of my mother, who taught me much of what I know about the craft. I can remember her taking classes all throughout my life, but her most recent teacher, Kevin Nolan - owner and talented artist of Barnstable Pottery - is her favorite. My mom helps him out in the studio for an exchange of his instruction and the use of his kiln. He's the kindest man and has taught her so much. My Mom's new work is breathtaking. She recently created a full dining set for me, and I'm blown away by her craft. 

My mother's bowl (white; left) next to her teacher's (Kevin Nolan's) (red; right)

My mother's bowl (white; left) next to her teacher's (Kevin Nolan's) (red; right)

Kevin's work waiting to be glazed and fired

Kevin's work waiting to be glazed and fired

My mother's bowls, being trimmed

My mother's bowls, being trimmed

Kevin is also a talented sculptor. 

Kevin is also a talented sculptor. 

Kevin's 11-year-old nephew created these ships, which I thought were beyond-cool

Kevin's 11-year-old nephew created these ships, which I thought were beyond-cool

I love Kevin for his kind heart and his friendship toward my mother. He even displays and sells Small Pleasures in his beautiful shop. We live in a small town, and without compassionate people like Kevin, it wouldn't be an ideal place to inhabit. 

Do you all have a kind neighbor or teacher you'd like to reach out to? Who are they and how have they helped shaped your life? We'd love to hear below!