Wild clay design exercise in class today.
Teaching how to work directly with the material straight from the ground, respond, and listen to its voice… Often it ends up leading you to a place you didn’t expect or intend.
#wildclay #designexercise #arrowmont #arrowmontschoolofartsandcrafts #apotterslife #ceramics

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A special moment in the squash patch with Neil Woody. When @wheresandrew of @natgeocreative asked me what made the wild clay I work with do special, I told him it was the experiences associated with it that are more valuable than its physical properties. 12 years ago I started digging clay out of Neil Woody’s bottomland in Leicester, NC… Even though the clay wasn’t much good for growing crops, our friendship grew out of the clay and all these years later that remains the best thing about it. I was glad to be able to share this thing I love with my new friend Andrew and with the rest of the world thanks to the amazing connections of Nation Geographic Organization. #neilinthesquashpatch #farmtotableware #idigclay #natgeo #nationalgeographic #apotterslife #wildclay #ceramics

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Want to be a travel writer? Then prepare to be loathed. The idea that someone goes to exotic places for free – and then gets paid to write about them – is too much for many to take. “You’ll never convince friends you are going abroad to work,” explains freelance travel writer Liz Edwards. “They’ll make constant reference to your ‘holidays’.”

But while free trips, global travel and your name in print sound glamorous, there are down sides. It’s hard work, hugely competitive and – unless you are the second Bryson – you won’t earn much. Roving overseas with a notebook, a deadline and a pack of other journalists can also take the fun out of travelling altogether, of course for traveling you may also will need a car or a good truck, and you can even customize it the way you want with services from sites as detailingsyndicate. It’s certainly no holiday. Not put off? Read on to find out how you can get this dream job.
Out before the dawn to Neil Woody’s fields to dig that old dirt with National Geographic writer @wheresandrew #wildclay #nationalgeographic #apotterslife #ceramics #travelwriter

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