Floyd. I leave you today feeling the nostalgic pull of your green pastures. The memories of your gravel roads always in my mind. My childhood is written in your clouds, my biggest changes occurred under your skies. I know that the reality of this place doesn’t always match the idealism I often extend to it, but on days like this I don’t care. Floyd, you are a magical secret I want to believe in, a poem I want to recite on the top of a mountain, a song I want to sing when no one is listening, and a novel I want to write about everything that is well and good on this green earth. That is how much I love you. Today, I love you to the moon and back. #hometown #floyd #floydva #apotterslife #adventure

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Saying goodbye to Floyd today. @16handsfloyd studio tour is all wrapped up, truck is packed and it’s time for me to get back to Asheville and back to work. No matter how much work I sell, Old Boy never feels any less full. It’s moments like these that I wish I had gotten involved in a less heavy medium. The great schlep continues. #oldboythetruck #floydva #floyd #16handsfloydva #16handspottery #apotterslife #c #adventure

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Last year at the @16handsfloyd studio tour my buddy Matt of @mountain_biscuit got a cup that he said “made him feel like a warrior on a battlefield” which is of course one of the greatest compliments that I can think of receiving. This year Matt couldn’t make it out, but his partner Teagan of @tittlehats did and picked up a dirt plate to match his warrior cup. I think judging by the photos they sent me, Matt is still feeling the power of the wild clay. @potsinaction #warriorcup #dirtplate #pia #potsinaction #community #apotterslife

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Great times on the @16handsfloyd studio tour with @kylecarpenterpottery. I’ve known Kyle since 2000 and even though we both live in the same town and even both work in the same neighborhood, we haven’t spent this much quality time together in a while. It was a true joy. Kyle is off to the St. Croix studio tour this week. Safe travels to him. I’m sure he’s gonna crush it. #kylecarpenterfanclub #16handsfloydva #16handspottery #apotterslife #ceramics #community

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Floyd County you will always be my home. This is the view from Joe and Rhonda Wilkerson’s property last night, were we had a spectacular dinner and conversation session with a great group of creatives. I’m always amazed by the diversity of interesting people that Floyd attracts. It is hardly a typical rural southern Applalchian small town. #home #floydva #floyd #apotterslife #16handsfloydva #16handspottery

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My mums house and my stop on the tour for 16 Hands. Feeling very fortunate to have grown up here and still be a part of this awesome community in Floyd. thanks to everyone who came out today and looking forward to seeing a whole new group tomorrow. #theoldhomeplace #cabinlife #16handsfloydva #floydva #community #apotterslife

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Good morning 16 Hands studio tour. @kylecarpenterpottery and me are all set up and ready to go at my old home place here in Floyd. Anyone in the area come on over for a visit. And check out our @16handsfloyd feed for updates on what the other members are doing in there studios. #16handsfloydva #16handspottery #apotterslife #floyd #floydva

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