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I have been a potter for the last 30 years. I think I was called to it when I was very young. Since I can remember my favorite smell is the wet earth right after a rain storm. I was one of “those children” you know the ones, those who were never as happy as when rolling around playing in the dirt. I have been a card carrying "ring around the bathtub" club member since I was a little girl. I can remember one of the first toys I really wanted was this doll family and the father had a pottery wheel.

I was thinking not long ago about what it is that I like so much about being a potter. I love that you take the most basic things clay, water, and fire. To those you add the most humble tools your fingers, a simple wheel, and the potters’ skill to whisper the clay to life. Not only do you make something that is useful but is also beautiful and can last a thousand years or more…

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  • Joined June 18, 2006

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I have been a potter for the last 30 years. I think I was called to it when I was very young. Since I can remember my favorite smell is the wet earth right after a rain storm. I was one of “those children” you know the ones, those who were never as happy as when rolling around playing in the dirt. I have been a card carrying "ring around the bathtub" club member since I was a little girl. I can remember one of the first toys I really wanted was this doll family and the father had a pottery wheel.

I was thinking not long ago about what it is that I like so much about being a potter. I love that you take the most basic things clay, water, and fire. To those you add the most humble tools your fingers, a simple wheel, and the potters’ skill to whisper the clay to life. Not only do you make something that is useful but is also beautiful and can last a thousand years or more.

I think the best complement that people can give me is to say I love that mug, bowl, plate, etc I use it every day it is my favorite. The thought that someone has chosen my pottery as their favorite is worth all the money in the world to me.

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