One of the things I love about Textures is that you never know who is going to walk through the door, or the conversations that will ensue. On one of my recent shifts, I met Agnes Hayhurst and her husband, John. Agnes is a raku sculptor and potter, and was a long standing member of Textures in the early days. She was active in the Hamilton Artisan's Guild as well.
I may have missed all of this info because the store was very busy that day, but I usually have Core Member, Margo Griffith's words, "Always greet every customer!" ringing in my ears.
And so Agnes and I discussed everything about Textures past and present, including how marbles are today's gemstones!
By the time Agnes and John left the store, we had made plans for a visit due to having things in common. I'm a ceramicist as well and was excited about seeing her work. The visit was such a pleasure and I would never have made this connection but for the serendipity of being behind the counter at Textures that day!
Illustrated bowl by Monika Minnis.
Cheers to Agnes and John for popping in and making my day!