Never sleep well first night on the road and I’m starving!
Sunrise Grill just up from our hotel is exactly what I needed: strong coffee, eggs & bacon with a side of easy- going southern hospitality that gets me every time. I’d live in this town in a heartbeat! Boone is home to Appalachian State University and a super charming downtown scene teeming with folks coming here to ski and get away from it all. Reminds me of a small Bolder, Colorado. Love it.
Today I’m here to interview and learn from master wood turner, Alan Hollar. He’s been turning bowls for decades and by the looks of his work, is a truly skilled craftsman. I can’t wait to make the chips fly but the schedule today is a little different – the turning comes later but after I meet Alan and see his shop set up, I’m ready to get going now. Alan’s pieces and work methodology are inspiring. He’s a professional instructor as well and it’s so evident as he talks about the process – clear, concise, encouraging.