Greetings from Vancouver, British Columbia. I'm kicking it here for a few days, and having a great time. While I haven't exactly uncovered hoards of Extreme Crafting Canucks making maple leaf skull sweaters, I have found a LOT of craft. Vancouver is a great knitting town, but it's also a great ceramic town. Fresh off the boat, I paid a visit to the Gallery of BC Ceramics on Granville Island. The work of Maggi Kneer especially caught my eye--it's a melange of well-made pottery and fussy Victorian porcelain. Covered with floral decals (pronounced "deckles"up North, don'cha know) Maggi's work evokes her childhood tea parties with her grandmother--perfect for summer days spent with teacakes and cucumber sandwiches. I purchased a beautiful cup...much like the one you see here. My guess is that Maggi is a potter who actually owns a pair of closed-toed shoes.