Since I work just 3 ½ days a week I have now joined a weekly hiking group that walks each Wednesday, weather permitting. On October 5th we walked up Fern Flat Road 6.5 kilometres to Rod and Marguerite Davies’ Pottery, and back again after lunch. We’ve known the Davies’ for many years. I salute this couple who’ve chosen to live the simple, alternative life and who’ve made a great success of it. Thy have raised their two bright and lovely daughters in rural quietude and they’ve managed to make a good living from their pottery. Rod’s work is now highly regarded around the country and he and Margie have inspired many adults and young people in Peria and beyond to embark on their own creative ventures.

I’ve posted below a series of photos from this walk courtesy of George Van Valkenburg.

Rod Davies Welcomes Us to Fern Flat Pottery

Fern Flat Pottery

Rod Explains His Latest Work to Dave Panckhurst and Me

Fern Flat Swimming Hole

Pretending to Go For A Swim

The River

Bus Stop With a Trench


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