Two Potters Studio
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We began this studio several months ago with Nathan and Becca http://twopotters.com/ as our full time crew building their dream studio....starting late November and getting the shell weathertight wrapped by Christmas. They had spent the better part of October and November doing the foundation on their own--no small feat with foundation walls sandwiching a anterior 4" of rigid insulation! The weather became an increasingly intense factor with one memorable day fighting gale force winds and freezing rain just to keep the freshly applied wrap from flying to Canada. The gusts were so violent they actually dislodged me and a ladder off the wall--saved only by grabbing a nearby window frame to halt our unwelcome descent...
Thinking back on this wonderful build--the love of these two married potters as husband and wife and artisans of their craft is what will stay with me forever. Today was their open house and seeing the building--even though not quite finished--with all its glorious pottery was a rare and moving privilege. I learned a great deal from them about attention to details and the hard work that represented so trenchantly their passion for their pottery--something which connected us instantly and intuitively forever...on a common project, in the same place, and doing something that truly mattered to each of us. We were also blessed with their wonderful parents and some long distance volunteers who helped with John Bushaw from MI and Charles Augello from NY who wanted a taste of Geobarn building. Given the late season and short window to winter, we were only too happy to oblige...
I saw them today in their new studio--doing what they do best--presenting their art to many visitors in a place they have built with not only with blood, sweat and tears but with grace, generosity and love that will flow from them for generations to come. We built not only their studio--but a deep a resonating bond as well.