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While walking my dog, I noticed a walnut half shell left by the squirrels. The nutmeat was eaten leaving a heart in the middle of the shell, and "Love in a Nutshell" was born. It has since developed into a joint venture between the squirrels and us. They gather and split the walnuts and we finish them--we couldn't do it without them.
After retiring and selling our studio we quit making pottery. Guess we just can't stop creating. Now we live in a beautiful 140 year old farmhouse and create our jewelry in our Barn Studio. Originally Hummingbird studio was a small studio pottery located on 80 beautifully wooded acres in the lake country of central Minnesota. It was established in 1976 by me (Jim Mahoney) and my wife Gina after we completed our studies at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. I started potting in 1972 and have been a full time potter since 1976; Gina joined me full time in the studio in 1979. We have…

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  • Joined November 14, 2007

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While walking my dog, I noticed a walnut half shell left by the squirrels. The nutmeat was eaten leaving a heart in the middle of the shell, and "Love in a Nutshell" was born. It has since developed into a joint venture between the squirrels and us. They gather and split the walnuts and we finish them--we couldn't do it without them.
After retiring and selling our studio we quit making pottery. Guess we just can't stop creating. Now we live in a beautiful 140 year old farmhouse and create our jewelry in our Barn Studio. Originally Hummingbird studio was a small studio pottery located on 80 beautifully wooded acres in the lake country of central Minnesota. It was established in 1976 by me (Jim Mahoney) and my wife Gina after we completed our studies at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. I started potting in 1972 and have been a full time potter since 1976; Gina joined me full time in the studio in 1979. We have sold our pottery throughout the country via mail-order, art shows, and galleries. We're proud of our work and pleased that the pottery we make in a northern Minnesota studio has made it into the homes of collectors throughout the world. Thanks, Jim and Gina

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