I have always loved practical skills, such as sewing and crochet, so when Mary asked (regularly) if we could go to Weyburn and take a pottery class, I was game. I thought it would be a fun hobby, and something that we could enjoy doing together over the winter of 2016. It didn’t take me long to know that I loved pottery too! I found myself up in the Signal Hill Art Center most days, learning everything I could about clay and the running of a studio. I learned how to build pottery but also how to mix glazes, order supplies, reclaim clay, studio safety, along with loading, unloading and firing the kilns. Living almost 30 minutes from the studio, it didn’t take long to realize we needed to make a change, and we were lucky to find a cute shed that we use now for our pottery studio. It is not very big, so Mary and I take turns working in there most days. It has been a very enjoyable journey, and seeing the improvements in our skill level, and finding new customers through social media has been very exciting. We look forward to the future and what it holds for The Clay People.