I left my childhood home of Floyd today with a heart full of appreciation and gratitude for the place that raised me. Floyd… You will always be my home. Your gravel roads endlessly etched in my memory, your people always in my heart, and your fields and forests forever with me on my journey. You nurtured me, taught me, and showed me how to be. You will always hold my most special memories in your mountains, having born witness to my biggest changes and most formative moments you will always be my home. #floydcounty #home #community #apotterslife #appreciation

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Today I moved 47 drums containing over 10,000 pounds of silica and feldspar (two of my all time favorite minerals) to my land in Madison county. The materials didn’t cost me any money, thanks to this guy Tom, my newest ceramic engineer friend. It was a long day, and the old adage “free shit ain’t free” certainly holds true but it still is as cheap as you can find. #haulingmaterials #ceramics #apotterslife #community

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I bought my 97 Dodge 2500 Cummins about this time 5 years ago. It’s name is Old Boy. Since then I’ve put 85,000 miles on it, most of them hard miles hauling heavy things. I built my property with this truck. I love my Old Boy as much as you should ever love things. I’ve moved untold amounts of bricks, clay, rocks, and wood. Today I moved these drums. #oldboy #dodgecummins #landproject #apotterslife

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Another successful Holiday Liquor and Dance party with @marleycarroll on the 1’s and 2’s. My Warren Wilson family has been throwing this epic celebration of holiday spirt and joy for 8 years in a row. It truly is a gift to the Asheville community. Thanks to all the revelers who came out and made it happen on the dance floor last night. And thanks to the New Mountain team for helping run such a smooth event. #holidayliquordanceparty #danceparty #apotterslife #community

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Detail of my current stone wall project. Stones have always been a source of strength for me. Stacking and arranging them an act of meditation. Shapes have always made sense to me. It is not always so with the rest of my life. As an visual artist, seeing and understanding shapes is my job, but it’s also my remedy for confusion. Simple shapes that fit together well make sense. When my mind feels scattered, the stones offer organization and strength. #apotterslife #stones #rockwall #stonestack #landproject #stonemeditation

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