Featured on the KET program Kentucky Life
February 25, 2012

 

WHEEL THROWN FUNCTIONAL STONEWARE
66 P.P. Walker Lane, Parkers Lake, Kentucky 42634
(606) 376-8959
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Carol throws another creation

Dave and Carol Howe have operated the Junkyard Pottery since 1999. Beginning in 1994, Carol became a devoted "weekend potter." Retiring in 2003 from social services work, she was then able to devote full-time attention to throwing pots on the wheel, and operating the pottery. Her husband, Dave, retired after a 45 year career in broadcasting and now works in the pottery handbuilding pieces in addition to making and applying glazes, and operating the kilns.

Both have attended several week-long classes at the John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina to better hone their skills. Carol continues to seek variety in her functional stoneware pieces, from cups to collanders to candle lamps, while Dave develops an ever expanding pallette of homemade glazes which include a special ingredient--refined ash from their fireplace.

Dave is a native of upstate New York, while Carol grew up in Cincinnati. Their love of nature brought them to the Parkers Lake area of Kentucky from Ohio in 1979. Their backyard borders on the Beaver Creek Wilderness Area of the Daniel Boone National Forest where the Howes enjoy camping and hiking. 


Dave checks the quality of a bisque firing

Otis, the pottery cat
2002-2009 sadly missed
 
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