I can't say my genetics led to being a potter, but my family heritage includes farmers and inventors.
I think that may be why I like to tinker and make tools for specific jobs.I guess the closest I have is my Irish great great grandfather made plaster decorative pieces on the ceilings of Victorian houses. And I am somehow related to the Arts and crafts printer, William Seltzer Rice. Abraham Seltzer was in the Textile Industry in Germantown and Jonathan Seltzer was at Enterprise manufacturing in Kensington Philadelphia, and George Selsor patented numerous pieces for his company, Germantown Tool works in Germantown, Philadelphia.His Coffee grinder was in the Industry Building in the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Phila. I have been doing a lot of genealogy in my retirement.
I had to google the coffee grinder to see if it was what I had in my mind's eye. Yup! http://365project.or.../365/2011-05-25