The Florida Renaissance Festival

I thoroughly enjoyed my time this weekend at The Florida Renaissance Festival. I haven’t been in quite a while so it nice to experience it again. It is always inspiring to be around talented artists displaying their work. One artist in particular stood out, I had the pleasure of speaking with her and witnessing her at work. Her name is Gwen and she has been doing pottery for about 40 years! She is a very interesting and talented woman. She was kind enough to throw something for me, explaining the process and even some of the science behind it. I was very intrigued and thrilled to document the entire process!!! She moved the clay with such ease, changing the form of it in a matter of seconds. It is a truly beautiful process. She uses a vintage wheel to throw the clay which I absolutely love!  She is known as “the mad potter.” I am so pleased with how the photos came out, they’re powerful in both color and black and white.

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