Originally from Miami, FL, I developed an interest in pottery after writing a couple of stories on potters for The Enquirer Journal in Monroe, NC. I settled in the area in the 1980s, covering Seagrove for the Courier-Tribune in Asheboro. I stepped behind the potter's wheel full time in 1986, when I opened up WILD ROSE POTTERY in Whynot, just south of Seagrove. I now own and operate FROM THE GROUND UP, just south of Seagrove. I also play Irish flute.
Beer bottle - local clay and Highwater Orangestone
I forgot to share some pictures of my latest firing in my wood-fired (Manabigama) kiln. I posted 31 pictures of some of the better pots on my Facebook Page, From The Ground Up - Pottery by Michael Mahan. Click here to view the album. Thanks to Jared Zehmer of Seagrove for the use of his photo booth.