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My mother, the sculptor, the story continues and the plot thickens…

Picking up where I left off some months ago… On to the next newspaper clipping, titled “In Arizona.” It states, “Mr. and Mrs. Warren Lamson and their daughter, Virginia…have left for the Jokake Inn at Phoenix, Arizona to be gone until the middle of the month. The engagement of Miss Lamson and Albert de Mongolfier…

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Back in the saddle again….

Taking time off from pottery to heal from the back procedures I had in November and again in February was not an easy thing!  I was constantly thinking (and even dreaming) of the pots I would like to be making. I missed all my friends at pottery class. I lived vicariously, following potters on  Instagram and watching Periscope and YouTube videos. Don’t…

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Grampy in an igloo, still got it, after all these years…

Ever wonder why we use that ancient picture of Bill as our “logo” for EvansPots? We thought and thought and couldn’t come up with anything creative; we are potters, not logo designers! This picture of Bill goes way back to where it all began…in the 1960s when we met at UCSB, took pottery classes together…

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Virginia Lamson Locke

I feel that my own artistic ability was passed to me by my mother, Virginia Lamson Locke. She took classes in clay sculpture near her home in Chicago as young woman. Around 1933, when she was 22 years old, she went abroad and pursued her studies in Paris for about two years. She was very…

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Starfish and Starfish Ornaments

Due to chronic back problems, the doctors all advised that I stop doing pottery. Not do pottery? They might as well say, “Don’t breathe.” So…I reluctantly agreed to take the summer off and dropped all my classes. But then I got to thinking…hmmm, if I don’t work on the wheel, does that count? So I…

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Bill’s Hands

Bill’s big hands have a hard time throwing little tiny sponge holders, so I make most of these…