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I came to pottery seven years ago as an escape from my days cooking as a personal chef and discovered I'm truly a maker at heart.  Whether it's a pot of soup or a porcelain bowl, my workday isn't complete until I have a physical object to show for it.

Although I’ve now traded in my knives for clay, I always come back to serving food as motivation for making. In my mind, every curve of a bowl or elongated shape of a platter has a specific function, and I imagine how each piece will be used in someone's home. My goal is simply to make beautiful, useful pots.

-Gay Heit
San Francisco, California