Who & Where From?: Lynn Dee, the island’s potter-in-residence, lives in a beautiful house in Lawson Rock overlooking Roatan’s north shore. Her pottery studio and teaching space are in a bungalow compound and it has slowly overtaken the garage space. We caught up with Lynn at the Clinica Esperanza’s fundraiser, Sunday-by-the-sea. This is the third time Lynn has donated her pottery work to benefit the clinic. This year it was one of her famous “shoe” collection originals and a “hollow woman” vase.
What & Why: Lynn’s white light-cotton blouse was an Old Navy purchase, perfect for the Caribbean summer. Her high-heel flip flops with a bead décor were also an Old Navy purchase, $20.
Lynn wore a glass bead bracelet she picked up in Florence, on her way to Venice. “I should have bought three, four. I get so many complements on it,” says Lynn of the dozen colorful glass beads tied together with metal wire. Lynn’s one “high ticket item” is her Tag Heuer watch, she bought for herself during good old times of working as a journalist and an advertising executive in Delaware. Still, Lynn’s watch is barely visible as it is almost completely obscured by two colorful bracelets. One of them, assembled from glass beads, was a gift from her daughter. Her green plastic purse with an alligator pattern was big enough to hold all her island necessities… It was a nifty purchase at a TJ Max store for a mere 22 bucks. “I only buy purses that are plastic, or canvas,” says Lynn. “They just last longer.”
In Conclusion: “I try to wear things that are functional, light and not expensive,” says about her fashion philosophy Lynn, whose clay interpretations of reality often look better then the real items: shoes, houses, “hollow women.” Oh, and Lynn is the artist behind the Clinica Esperanza’s new front sign… a place where healing and art unite. [/private]