We are very fortunate to have a huge scrape yard here in Asheville, where you can actually walk around amongst the massive piles of metal and huge cranes overhead. This kind of place is a dying breed in our ever more litigious society. I love the scrap yard. There is a very interesting cultural mix of people there. I always end up buying more metal than I sell them. Although sometimes I just go there to hang out and take pictures. It’s a wealth of visual information. #scenesfromthescrapyard #bimco #scrapyard #collageart #collage #apotterslife

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This Hank. He’s really into rocks, which is one of the reasons that we are friends. He owns Mountain Marble and Granite, which is the top stone company in Asheville hands down in my opinion. I say that because I know what a craftsman Hank is, and I know the knowledge and pride he brings to the table. It’s one of the things that I admire about him most. For the past 5 years or so, I’ve been trading Hank my ceramics for the “drop” stone from his business, to do all the paving of my patios and pathways out on my property. I’ve acquired thousands of pounds of amazing stone from Hank, stone that is essentially trash to him, like sink cutouts, end pieces, or areas with slight defects which I have repurposed into one huge stone collage on my land. It’s a beautiful arrangement and speaks to the type of relationships that I seek to build in this world. #hankstrauss #mountainmarble #stone #granite #community #apotterslife

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@adamfieldpottery took this picture last night and he already posted it, but I feel the need to repost and add my two cents, which is that I am so completely blessed to be a part of this community of makers and supporters of ceramics like the one this picture represents. Moments like this blow me away. It’s amazing how fortunate we are to be living a life that stimulates us intellectually, creatively, and socially. Many people in this world are not so lucky. So thanks ya’ll for being a part of it with me @dougpeltzman @carterpottery @ericknochestudio @klineola and especially thanks to @ahglasgow for making it all happen. #community #bandofmakers #apotterslife #goodcompany

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