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cookie plate
bowl with plums
mr bill and flowers

Pots in Action is an on-going community project that documents how my pots are being used and interacted with in daily life. Some are candid, some are posed, but all come straight from the community without any art direction from me. What people come up with amazes me!

In part, I’m a potter because I see pots as having the incredible privilege of being part of people’s private, everyday lives. Because of this intimacy, we let our guard down around pots, allowing them to convey ideas about aesthetics, function, and social issues. Through repeated use, pots can create habit and be comforting, creating memory for those using the pots. They are objects of service and conduits between people.

These pots are independent of me; they are finding their own way and accumulating histories with various people, in various homes, in various places around the world. Many thanks to all those who use my pots and contributed to this project. Keep the pictures coming