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Member Since 26 May 2011
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About Me

My first real experience with clay was 16 years ago when I was hired to be the warehouse manager for Bracker's Good Earth Clays; a clay supplier in Lawrence, KS. What I thought was going to be a 'forklift and shipping' job quickly grew into something quite different. How little did I know that I was about to begin a journey through mud and miracles...

Not long after starting the job, I had to learn how to fix something called a kiln. Now I've always been something of a tinkerer, and I understand how electricity works, but this big hot box was fascinating. It didn't take long to learn how to work on a kiln, but I found myself wanting to understand how and why it worked. I wanted to be one of the best at diagnosing a problem, and getting it resolved quickly. I found that, although I could speak 'tech', I needed to be able to relate that information to potters and teachers in a way that they would understand. They already had a language, so I took it upon myself to learn how to work in clay in order to be a better technician. I fell in love with clay in the process, and found my career.

I am still working for Bracker's Good Earth Clays today. Around the year 2000, there was so much demand for me as a technician that I could no longer wear both hats at work, so I ceased being the warehouse manager for Bracker's, and became a full-time tech.

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