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dirt floor "studio"

updated sat 31 may 97


Bill Aycock on wed 14 may 97

In my earlier years, I did some visiting around at some rural, native
potters, mostly in the Taladega Forest area of Alabama. Most had dirt
floors, and worked in them the year-round. (many were also farmers, and
farmed in the summer, potted in the winter).

One, named Bill Smith, near Lawley, Al, had the remnants of two old shops,
and several old kilns. He explained that the old kilns were because "the
brick got weak, and they fell in". His explanation for the Archeological
sites that were the old shops was that "the floor kept getting to high".

Bill, being nostalgic, on Persimmon Hill