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.
We recently sold a wood-fired pot to a couple from Connecticut. It was around 40 inches tall and I offered to wrap it in cardboard for the ride home, but the lady that chose the pot decided she'd be able to hold the pot while riding back to their friends' home in Moore County where they were staying. Check out the padding around the neck of the pot in the picture - gives a neck pillow a whole new meaning.
Carol Frank of Old Saybrook, CT. keeps an eye on her new pot.