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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A little break from sanding and grinding to think about these awesome people. I leave for 16 Hands tour on Thursday in Floyd, which is my hometown. I show at my mums (nana) house. It’s a great show for me and a huge honor to be a part of such an amazing group of artist who have all been mentors to me in my career, but… The biggest reason I do it is for these people. It’s a great opportunity for me to steal some time from my busy life and be uncle Josh to my nephews. Looking forward to some quality play with my boys this weekend. #unclejosh #family #apotterslife #adventure

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Unloading is always hard for me, no matter how good the work is. It’s always overwhelming, seeing two months of work all at once for the first time. Navigating expectations and trying to see things for what they are and not just what I thought they would be. I never take many pictures on the first day, but @linaostapovich did. Here is one. #unloadingday #woodfire #woodkiln #ceramics #joshcopus #apotterslife

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