The Will of the Potter

Steven Cann (Cann Pottery) is one of Alamance County’s pottery artisans. Last year, I took a photo of him at the Alamance Artisan’s Studio Tour 2011 and I had an opportunity to take more photos of him at his studio again this year. He worked a bowl for me as I took photographs. There are many in the sequence but this one is, without doubt, my favorite. There is the sense of the potter pouring his very soul into the object that he is forming on the wheel. I love the distortion as he wills the clay to move where he desires it.


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