Ann grew up in Russellville, Alabama
and has lived in Winston County, on beautiful Smith Lake,
since getting married 10 years ago. Over the years, she had
taken various art classes, but nothing really caught her
interest until taking a pottery class. Working with clay was
an instant hit! What started out as a class for fun soon
became a passion! Now, several years later, that passion
remains and has just grown with time. Almost every spare
hour is spent in the workshop, designing, creating, cleaning
up green ware, glazing and firing hand built and wheel
Kim and Ann were best friends in
Jr. College and lost track of each other for 23 years. They
met up again on Facebook, and it was then that they realized
they had lived in the same town for years without ever
running into each other.
Ann: "When we reconnected, we picked up like no
time had passed. One day I told Kim we were going to take a
pottery class. She looked at me like I was nuts, and said,
"We are doing WHAT!?"
"Both of us HATE to get our hands dirty, so she couldn't
believe I was serious. She REALLY didn't want to, and
protested, A LOT! But once we started the class, we were
hooked and have been making pottery together ever since!"
up in Double Springs, Alabama where she still lives today. She is
the Accountant/Office Manager for Wilkins Mobile Builders, LLC. She
is also co-owner of Halco, Inc., a family owned and operated
trucking company. She had never really thought she had much artistic
ability so when Ann told her they were going to take a pottery class
she protested but decided to give it a try. And from that very first
class she was hooked and after several years she is still enjoying
it as much as when she started. She spends most of her spare time in
the workshop creating, designing, glazing and firing unique hand
built and wheel thrown pottery .