Jim has been throwing clay since 2003 and his wife Gale joined him in the process in 2016. Together they are Pine Willow Pottery. When we asked Jim what he likes best about his passion he told us "I enjoy the process of forming a usable, beautiful vessel; simply from the earth. After the first firing, I perceive the form as a blank canvas. Often using a tape resist method to create clean lines in a design. The entire process requires mind, body and spirit to be in the same place, at the same time. Just as the artist centers the clay, this journey centers the artist."