The works offered by Sweet Home Pottery were inspired by a decades long love affair with the Tetons. The Tetons can put you in your place; make you feel tiny and huge in the same moment. Last summer, about the same time I came upon a promising clay deposit while fishing the banks of the Hoback River, I happened on the following passage by the visionary ceramic artist Edith Heath.
Granite is the grandparent of clay
With frost and rain, hot and cold
The toughest rock breaks down in time
Into its mineral constituents: sodium, potassium, calcium and silica
To become the salt of the sea, the sand of the shore and clay in the valleys
Whether animal or mineral, organic or inorganic, all things are cyclical, cyclable
Some of the work I’m producing now comes from that earthenware clay deposit along the Hoback; yielding some beautiful ochres and red hues. I’m hoping the bears and huckleberries I choose to decorate my pieces will bring a little of the mountains into peoples homes.