Who Was the Wag Named Arthur Brissette? Photos courtesy of Ralph Allen When a Boise couple dropped by IDAHO magazine’s office recently, the topic came up of the quirky pig postcards on these pages. Ralph Allen mentioned he READ MORE
And Other Amazements Story and Photos by Mary Terra-Berns Behind the glass, thousands of tiny pieces of bamboo strung together with linen thread by an unknown artist create a raglan-sleeved jacket with a diamond pattern. I’ve never seen READ MORE
When I first heard the term “horsehair pottery,” I had a vision in my head of ceramic pieces wrapped in long strands of chestnut-colored horsehair, a bit like swathing pieces of thin rawhide around a vase. But the actual process turned out to be nothing like I expected, and the result like nothing I had ever seen.
I had heard about Jean Anglen of Cottonwood from a friend who said she made “beautiful horsehair pottery pieces.” I was skeptical. The idea of hair-wrapped ceramics didn’t really float my boat. But as a reporter for our local newspaper, I figured it didn’t really matter what I thought. Visiting with Jean might provide a nice feature story at some point, so I called and traveled the seventeen miles to the home she shares with husband Eldon. Continue reading →