From the moment Shari Bartish stuck her hands in the mud for the first time at a Smoky Mountain pottery studio in Gatlinburg, Tenn., she was hooked on creating functional art with a potter’s wheel.
Ten years later, Shari now operates her own Dragonfly Pottery studio in the historic town of Metamora, Ind., and says she’s learned a few life lessons along the way.
“Pottery became my therapy … and my answer,” she says.
In learning when to push harder and when to let go, Shari says she’s discovered pottery and life share a few things in common. Here are 5 things pottery making has taught her about life:
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