A few weeks ago we made the journey up the mountain to see our good friends Brian and Lucy in Gold Hill. I have realized it is one of my favorite places to go because I get to see great friends and be in a truly peaceful place. The girls were taking a walk around downtown Gold Hill, something we have done time and time before, but this time we ran into a resident that put a whole new light on the town. Evidently, there are these tiny little clay creatures tucked away in every nook and cranny that the town offers. Clay creatures I have walked by time and time again without even blinking or noticing something was peering out at me. What are these "clay creatures"? They are the cones used in a kiln to fire ceramics (to make sure the temp. is correct and to know when they are surely done) with a cute little face on them. If you have ever personally fired something in a kiln you know what I am talking about (sorry non-artists) The clay creature creator is a retired Boulder art teacher who after 30 years of firing in the kiln had quite the collection of these little guys. So he and his daughter walked around town and secretly put them in inconspicuous places. I even got to bring home a little guy with me!
The little guys:
The creator himself! I thought is was cute that he even put faces on them, but to top that off he and his daughter have this special & fun secret!
See if you can find the little guy in this picture:
And of course a few tid bits from Gold Hill: