My fascination with clay started in college while attending an Art Appreciation class. Instead of studying books about famous artists, my professor had us try all the different art media. We painted, built sculptures and sat down at a pottery wheel. I threw a pot…a heavy thick bottle. The amazing activity of making something with my hands stayed with me, and occasionally I would take a class. Three years ago a friend was revisiting her love of pottery and allowed me to come along. The Appalachian Arts Craft Center was instrumental in providing me a place to practice, and practice, and practice some more. That college class did not prepare me for the involved pottery process made up of many steps (wedge, throw, bisque, decorate, glaze, fire) but it instilled in me a desire to reconnect with an exhilarating experience that has developed my creative spirit.