HOW WE BEGAN

The Full Story

This began in the year that Covid-19 robbed me of my dad suddenly and unexpectedly.  He used to grow, 'breed' and show his own fuchsias, he traveled all over the country giving talks and winning trophies.  He also had a healthy fondness for whiskey and on every special occasion I could, I would buy him a special bottle.  When he passed I felt I had lost everything and I had no way of properly having a memorial due to the virus restrictions.  I wanted to do something just for me, I acquired 1 whiskey barrel with the intention of planting one of his own fuchsias in it (all his grandchildren had one named after them).  I cut the barrel in half and started experimenting with a simple design as a practice..but it came out so nicely I was asked to make another...it has barrel rolled from there,(sorry couldn't resist), and I still have yet to make my own pot, but to be honest when I am making these barrels I know my dad is watching and chuckling he would have loved the connection and would see the funny side.  So in a way it has been the start of the healing process...I will never not miss my dad and our chats but i know he would be so proud of these and what I am doing...


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