In the interview we talk about the rites of passage that are embedded in the apprenticeship system, the athleticism involved in making big pots, and romanticizing the life of a country potter. For more information on East Fork Pottery please visit their website www.eastforkpottery.com.
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East Fork Pottery is nestled into one of the many beautiful "hollers" of Madison County. When I arrived to do the interview the late afternoon shadows were slowly moving across the surrounding hills. Looking up into the forest I felt like I had accidentally slipped into a movie landscape. In the interview we talk about how easy it is to romanticize the life of a country potter. The picturesque location of East Fork could motivate any urban potter to retreat to the hills of North Carolina.
To read more about East Fork I recommend you read The Bitter Southerner's excellent article All wealth is from the Earth.