There are few things I love more than pottery, and I just got back from a beautiful trip to Mark of the Potter with Mom. Mark of the Potter is an artists studio and retail shop nestled in the mountains near Lake Burton. They have everything from spoon rests and colanders to mugs and bowls, but save your money a coffee mug is $20. But if you gave me the choice I would take mis-matched pottery over a matching place setting of dinnerware or serveware any day.
Maybe I love that no two pieces are the same as they are created with someone’s hands. Pottery feels worn-in, comfortable… but the process isn’t always comfortable. A potter throws the clay on the wheel, pressing and pulling its form. When adjoining two pieces of clay a potter scores scratches into the clay, for the adjoining clay pieces will only hold through the scars.More
Posted on Sunday, May 13th 2012