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    North Carolina's Pottery Road features over 100 potters, making original pottery. Here a potter works on a pitcher, near Seagrove, NC.

    1. gregwest98 60 months ago | reply

      I wonder of you could make a living in such an environment? I'd love to try something like this as a woodworker.

    2. gurdonark 60 months ago | reply

      I am anything but an expert, but apparently some make a living and some make a nice "second living" to go with a day job. I'm sure some would tell you they don't make a living at all, but that's true of many things.

      I could totally imagine you semi-retiring to be a woodworker. You don't need any classes, but I'll bet you could add to your credential set by finding a class in woodworking. I think the secret might be to get luthier training, as a good luthier is, I believe, a precious commodity. Punctuality seems to be a hard challenge in that skilled industry.

    3. gregwest98 60 months ago | reply

      I have identified a couple of classes I'd like to take. Rather expensive but residential for a week and would learn a great deal.

    4. gurdonark 60 months ago | reply

      That sounds great! you know, for a week=long thing, one of my friends recommended the Penland School of the Arts in NC, which is chock full of just such classes.

    5. gregwest98 60 months ago | reply

      Interesting site. One class is called Iron/Fire/Rock 'n' Roll. Sounds fun. The class I found is near Waco. Another is in Pennsylvania. Such things abound apparently.

    6. gurdonark 60 months ago | reply

      You know, Muskogee's community college is very craft oriented. I wonder if it might have something closer to home for you. Waco would be fun. Despite the knock it gets, there are actually lots of cool things to do near Waco.

    7. Government & Heritage Library, State Library of NC 26 months ago | reply

      Thank you for sharing this image! We have added it to our entry about the Sid Luck in the State Library of NC's online encyclopedia, NCpedia: ncpedia.org/biography/luck-sid

      Emily Horton, Government & Heritage Library at the State Library of NC

    8. gurdonark 26 months ago | reply

      Thank you, Emily, for letting me know that my image was added to NCpedia. I am pleased to see it shared in this way. best, Robert

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