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're back from Ireland and I couldn't wait to get on the wheel and make some pots. I found myself influenced by an old rusty milk churn or milk tankard I saw in Ireland at my brother-in-law's house. Mary grew up on a dairy farm, and back in the day, they used these tankards to carry the milk by horse-drawn cart to the creamery.
I suppose I could call these "milk jugs." What do you think?