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PLACE, IDENTITY & a wee dram


Day Three of class ended with a hike down the 365 cliff-clinging stone steps of Whaligoe harbor.

…Except for some of us who’d made the trek before and preferred to take our view from between the thick stone walls of Karen’s house at the top of the rocks where the gulls-eye view better suited our nesting instincts.


….and where soon enough another exceptional feast (the fierce beauty of the Heelan Coo on the machair is rivalled only by its mind-boggling flavor on the plate) was quickly followed by a few drams at the end of the earth.


To North Lands!

3 Responses to PLACE, IDENTITY & a wee dram

  1. JC says:

    Hi Lani,
    Thanks for keeping us updated on the Northlands class. It is fascinating. I am ashamed to say that I’ve been to Pilchuck and Corning, but never Northlands – even though I’m in the UK. After having spent a wonderful holiday recently on a tiny island in the Western Isles, I’m keen to spend more time in Scotland and will try to fit in a course soon!

  2. Lani says:

    Hi J!

    It’s an odd reality with glassies: we all seem to go as far from home as possible to find what’s often right under our noses.

    And it’s seemed in past North Lands classes that I’ve noticed many fewer Brits than other nationalities. Silvia’s class is an exception with 7 from Scotland, Wales and England to just 3 foreigners (Dane, Aussie & Yank).

    In the end, it’s the quality of the student regardless of origin, and Silvia’s group is stellar.

    Anyway, I know I’ll see you in Portland before I see you here, but I hope you’ll get to NL soon! Cheers! – L

  3. JC says:

    Hi again Lani,
    I think that it is the remoteness of Northlands that might be a deterent. I wanted to go to the conference last year and meet up with a friend of mine from the States who was taking a class ( and having the most amazing time!), but in the end it was too complicated and/or expensive when I was short of time and money. It can appear to be quicker and easier to go and do a class in the States (especially with such a good exchange rate). However, the reports coming back from NL are always good, one was from Rudi Gritsch who attended as a student, so that’s quite a recommendation!
    The rugged landscape seems to have a profound affect on many artists. It’s an experience that I definitely want to do.
    In the meantime, I am so looking forward to BeCon. I’m lucky to be flying out on the 14th, so I’ll see you soon!
    Thanks – J

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