Sometimes, one is fortunate enough to meet other human beings who are defined by their passions and humility.
I recently interviewed one such couple, Jon and Tessy Pettyjohn, who were the pioneers of pottery in the Philippines over 30 years ago. Over lunch, we chatted, and they told their stories—meekly, with such “normalness”, and no airs of superiority. This elderly couple, artisans in their craft, made me wish that I could grow old in this way—uncorrupted by the egotistical ways of the world.
When they spoke to me, I felt like a daughter, a friend, or an apprentice, learning from the masters. Tonight, their exhibit opens in Alliance Francaise, displaying the works of their hands.
Jon & Tessy Pettyjohn exhibit: Clay Life
An exhibition of stoneware and porcelain by JON and TESSY PETTYJOHN
Date: November 3, 2011
Venue: Alliance Française de Manille’s Total Gallery
Time: 6:30 pm
209 Nicanor Garcia Street,
Bel-Air II, Makati City,