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.
I decided to do some upright bowls for the 1st 2nd and 3rd place winners of this year's Uwharrie Mountain Run. I haven't decided for sure how to glaze, except that I'm thinking I'll stain the outside with red iron. Each bowl is stamped three times with one of my tree stamps and three times with three of the stamps I made this year for the awards. The stamping distorts the bowl a little.