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Potter Greg Relaford: A Journey Around the Wheel

The pursuit of a potter can be both artistic and metaphysical. The process of creating pottery can be the road map toward going inward to experience a powerful meditation. One of the most important stories in the bible is The Potter and The Clay, in which God is the Potter and we humans are the clay. Although the work of the potter presents as a powerful biblical story, the journey of the potter might not be religious at all and reside somewhere between the metaphysical and the contemplative.  After all, the motion of turning the wheel is repetitive and in that sameness a person can experience a powerful new revelation about one’s inner self. Turning the wheel is like taking one more journey around the sun.