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The author and her father trimming slip-cast greenware in the studio.

Raised in Clay: A Potter’s Daughter Muses on Growing Up in a Pottery Family

Posted On November 24, 2010 11 Comments

Since it is Thanksgiving tomorrow, and many families will be coming together to reconnect, share a meal, and tell stories about holidays past, today I thought I would share this lovely article from Hannah Marshall.
The daughter of potter Paul Eshelman, Hannah reminisces on growing up in clay. The Eshelman pottery was truly a family affair with all members contributing in some part of the production schedule. Though it may sound like the ideal lifestyle to many of us who discovered pottery later in life, Hannah explains that it took a lot of blood, sweat and tears…but I don’t think she would have had it any other way.