Many years ago a fellow came to my studio in Caledon, and asked me to make a mug with a deer on it, I told him I didn't do any and suggested he go to a ceramic shop. The next day he came in again and asked me if I could make him a mug with a rainbow trout on it. Well eventually I did, and he, Al Simmons, became my best friend and a guardian angel to my family. We literally adopted him as part of our family, and he became godfather to my three children. Throughout his life, Al always did things his way, and always had a colourful story to share. Sadly, Al passed away two years ago at age 89, and we all miss him.
His fish mugs live on, and every time I make them, I always remember his famous saying.
God made twice as much water
as he made land,
therefore, you should fish
twice as much as you work.