Shortly before I left for Victoria, I called my parents in Toronto. During that conversation my dad, who has in recent years become quite the potter himself, informed me that we would be staying very close to Chosin Pottery.
Chosin Pottery is the home, studio, and gallery of the extremely well known and respected couple made up of Robin Hooper, and Judi Dyelle.
Before going inside to the studio we decided to tour of the beautiful grounds, often featured in home and garden magazines and television programs.
The gardens themselves are beautiful and extensive. In particular, they feature quirky folk art cleverly embedded into the natural surroundings.
My favourite pieces were those that highlighted the couple’s obvious love for Japanese garden architecture.
The Husband’s family made the trip with us to Chosin Pottery and they loved much of what they saw in the gardens. My mother-in-law you in particular, was thrilled to find inspiration for future garden projects.
By far, the highlight of the grounds were the absolutely gorgeous Japanese ponds.
You see those koi in the water? They’re not real – they’re incredibly life-like sculptures!!!
The grounds of Chosin Pottery were quite enjoyable and I would love to return and see them in full bloom, since we visited between seasons this time.
After spending a good amount of time out in the garden we headed inside to admire some of the most beautiful pottery I have ever seen.
The works featured inside the studio ranged from those clearly inspired by aboriginal arts to the more traditional.
My favourite piece, however, was an incredibly gorgeous and delicate vase that reminded me of a sea urchin.
I took a picture to remember it by but I kind of wish I had bought it. In fact, on a future visit I may do just that!
As it was, I purchased a beautiful piece for my father before packing up the troops and heading out to our next adventure: Fisherman’s Wharf!
Question: Are you a knick-knack kind of person? Do you like to keep decorative items around? I don’t for the most part, but that’s probably a function of my relatively small condo!