Jacob Crowningshield would be shocked to learn that someone built a house and a pottery studio on his upper sheep meadow. Why on earth would anybody do a thing like that?

Jake is gone. The sheep are gone. And someday I will be gone. But for now, I hand build pots and fire them in a wood burning kiln (the “n” is silent) at “earthenware” temperatures on a piece of property that I call home in the Adirondack Mountains in northern New York State.

My formal studies in clay began with Margaret Fetzer and Louis Mendez at The Ohio State University, Columbus (BA History of Art, 1968). Graduate school followed......

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