The Potters’ Nook
Works by various Hoffman Clay Studio potters
Open same hours as Hoffman Gallery
Hoffman Center for the Arts | Clay Studio
In May we celebrate Mother’s Day.
Ceramic artists associated with the Hoffman Clay Studio
will showcase vases this month in the Potters’ Nook.
A brief history of the Mother’s Day flower
The carnation is the official Mother’s Day flower. It gained widespread fame when Anna Jarvis, commonly known as the “founder” of the modern Mother’s Day, distributed hundreds of white carnations when she first officially celebrated this day in the United States in 1908. Carnations were her flower of choice because they were her mother’s favourite blooms.
Historically as well, men and women have used a white or pink carnation to honour their mother. A white carnation denotes love that cannot be shared and is used to symbolise remembrance for a mother who has passed away. A pink carnation, on the other hand, symbolises a mother’s undying love, gratitude and tenderness – emotions that make the bond between a mother and her children so priceless! Celebrate your mom or “special” mom figure this month by purchasing a vase from the Potters’ Nook and perhaps filling it with carnations.
On Division, south of Laneda, Manzanita, Oregon