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The new apprentice...

Eamon Rogers is here! We are so glad to have him. He hails from just outside of Los Angeles, California and attended a small liberal arts college in Texas. I will let him tell you more...

Eamon Rogers is happy to be here - Aug 2019

I found my way into the ceramic world the same way I’m sure a lot of people did. I took a class in college during my freshman year, and I found it more an engaging and interesting than anything else I had done up to that point. I was lucky enough to go to a small school with really excellent facilities and faculty, and that allowed me to really push myself and the work I was making, and explore a lot of different styles of firing and finishing pots. I gravitated towards wood firing because the surfaces are beautiful, and I’m a sucker for process and making life harder for myself. I learned a lot in my undergraduate, but I didn’t know everything I needed to be a potter and I needed more direction. I knew an apprenticeship is the best way to learn what being a potter means day to day, and North Carolina is the place to do it. Joseph was looking for an apprentice when I was looking to make a big change in my life, and he was the right person at the right time.

Q & A Lightning Round

Q: Think back to your childhood: what did you want to be when you grew up?

A: Maybe a Doctor? There were a lot of things I wanted to be, but I was never to consistent about it.

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: Greasy stuff. A really good cheeseburger and fries, but not a fancy one.

Q: What do you do when you need to unwind?

A: TV. I love comedies and old episodes reality tv shows.

Q: Guilty pleasure? Indulgence?

A: Bluebell Ice Cream Cookie Two-Step. It’s cookies and cream ice cream, with chocolate chip cookie dough and it’s the best!

Q: Dogs or cats?

A: Dogs. I love them both, but I’ve never had my own cat so I’ve gotta say dogs

Q: Favorite movie

A: Happy Feet. I don’t watch a lot of movies.

Q: Favorite pottery shape to make

A: Bowls. I love making bowls that hold just a little bit too much ice cream.

Q: Biggest fear

A: Heights

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