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.
Sometimes, I hit the nail on the head with my posts, but my last post was a bit bland and technical. I apologize. Here's a bit of sculpture I unloaded from the kiln today, as I was cleaning out the firebox. I fired with all used pallet wood last firing and had an overabundance of nails that fused together in the firebox.
Yes, that's one of my new table pedestals. (See last post for a mundane description of how I made those.)