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Charles Hughes
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A Love Story
This is not a Valentines story. Making pottery for us is more than a living. It's a living doing something we love. Sharing that love with others. I actually tear up sometimes when I think about the thousands of people who eat and drink from the pottery I h...

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Summertime and my long term love affair
I miss summertime...the classic summertime of my youth, and I miss water, my first summer love. When I was a younger teen, I spent most of my summers in the water, either at Whipple Dam , or simply in the stream behind my house. There were neighborhood kids...

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Frenetic, Frantic and other big F words
2014 Version 1: Panoramic photo. Fabric covering the studs on the walls, raw plywood floor and draped tables 2015 Version 2: Insulated and finished! You know, some days I wonder how we keep up with it all. There has been so much going on in the last couple ...

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Reflections on NW PA Living: 5 ways to tap into the growing tourist market in northwestern PA.
  Photo by Rowan Rose It’s beautiful in NW PA isn't it? It's one of the reasons we moved here with our pottery business! There is access to everything you could want to do outdoors and it’s peaceful in a way city dwellers will never know.  Outdoors tourism ...

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How the Sheetz Convenience Store Chain Earned My Loyalty
A little story from my life about learning to be kind and learning to treat everyone, not just customers well. After spending 25 years traveling under the worst of conditions to try to make a living, the importance of businesses with open hearts and restroo...

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Pottery! Spring! Growth!
Catherine and Justin It was just winter and everything was in a holding pattern. Suddenly
everything outside is growing and everything in my life is growing. The last 2 weeks: Easter with the in-laws, this involved copious amounts of baking which was then ...

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In Between Jobs
I've heard a lot of people say they are in between jobs. I'm in that position now.  No, not unemployed, but I have one box of clay left, I always feel a little bit strange when I find myself in this place. Like if I go ahead and use it, I'll starve to death...

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Looking back at Wholesale
I received a private message from a potter wondering about how our decision to add wholesale accounts worked out. Its taken me a few days to kind of reflect on what it has done for us. I'll fill in a little background.  Retail is great for us during the war...

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Icy Doom
The title pretty much sums it up. That's what we have going on outside right now. It snowed this morning, it sleeted this afternoon, then it rained and then it froze while raining. I suspect we'll see some snow on top of all this ice by morning, then we'll ...

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Online Marketing for? or to? Potters.
I think online marketing is tough for potters. I think we do it pretty well, but I notice some problems that we have that I don't think other folks have, especially those who are resellers. Resellers have a pretty straightforward deal, I have this thing, it...
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