Eyes on Katrina
Friday, September 02, 2005
By PAM FIRMIN SUN HERALD Shearwater Pottery, the home of the Anderson family of artists, was heavily damaged, and some of the buildings on the family compound were destroyed. Others, however, including the Leif Anderson home, the showroom and the Walter Anderson cottage remain. The winding drive leading to the compound was blocked by trees and debris. Everyone in the family of painters and potters, who draw visitors and buyers from across the country, survived, said John Anderson, son of Walter Anderson. The family compound lies close to the Mississippi Sound, along a stretch of waterfront in Ocean Springs that was devastated by Katrina. Anderson said the storm surge reached 28 feet on the property, according to his measurements. Most of the family's belongings were lost in the storm, Anderson said, but family memebers and friends are living on the property and beginning to rebuild. "The biggest asset we have left after the storm are our friends," he said. "We appreciate the concern, care and prayers." He said the family planned to reopen the business.
I just "discovered" Shearwater Pottery and the Walter Anderson Museum in an article in Cottage Living Magazine. I am so sorry to hear about the damage to your facility. With hopes, prayers and donations you will be able to recover. Someday I would like to visit your museum. Best of luck, Jeanne Andrzejewski, Frisco, Texas
We have many pieces of Shearwater pottery and several prints. The showroom was one of our favorite places to visit in Oceans Springs. I am glad to read that everyone is ok and that you will be able to continue. Shannon Hecht, Eugene, Oregon (former West Bank, Houma, and Lafayette resident)
We lived in Biloxi for three years while my father was a chaplain in Korea. Along with my piano lessons, my mother began teaching me an appreciation for art by taking me to the Shearwater Pottery. I was entranced by Walter Anderson's art as a child and on trips across country would detour just to visit the museum. When Katrina came ashore, the first thing I asked was "Please God, protect Shearwater Pottery!" I am so relieved to hear that for the most part, everyone and the pottery are OK! I've never been able to afford to purchase any of your pots, but Mother always said, "Once you seen a thing and loved it, it's yours forever," so I carry my love for your works with me, always.
For the next hurricane housing ; the easy way to keep going.
I was just browsing various blogs as I was doing a search on the word posters, and I just wanted to say that I really like what you've done with your blog, even though it wasn't particularly related to what I searched for. I appreciate your postings, and your blog is a good example of how a blog should be done. I've only just recently started a Posters website - feel free to visit it when you get a chance if you wish. Much success, antonio.
Hello friendly Blogers if you are thinking about home construction and home construction Ideas for Home Construction projects. If you own a home and need to work on home construction then al I want to say is Yea.... I wood love to let you in on a secret about home repairs... People ask me all the time about home construction and they want to know simple ways to solve ther problems ...well I have the answers and If you go to http://fallbrook4u.com home construction and go through the site you will find what you are looking for... what can I say butt get going ...
Hello just stopped by to view your blog and to let all interested know I am offering free plumbing repair information and safety tips for California residents and all others interested. If you are not interested then please excuse us and please disregard this comment.
For Plumbing Press Release and Free Plumbing Repair Information please feel free and stop by and read and take advantage of our blog info or viist **A-Affordableplumbing.Com** Thank you and have a great day.
I absolutely love your pottery. I own at least 20 pc. I bought in 2003, one particular pc thrown by Jim and glazed by Patrica. I was so lucky to get that pc when it first came out of the kiln. I swear the lady on the pot is a self-portrait of Patricia. It looks so much like her. My sister was just at your place and said everything was coming along. I am so glad that you rebuilt. I'm sorry for the loss of your homes and studios. Can't wait to see you all again, but more important, your pottery.dawn Reed, MichiganPost a Comment
Copyright 2005 Knight Ridder. All rights reserved. Any copying, redistribution or retransmission of any
of the contents of this service without the express written consent of Knight Ridder is expressly prohibited.