Pottery and Philosophy at Horseshoe Mountain Pottery in Spring City, Utah
For over thirty years Joe and Lee Bennion have been husband/wife, potter/painter, river runner/camp cook and any number of other partnerships together. Every Fall the Bennions open their pottery shop and painting studio for visitors and shoppers on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving for a special sale.
In this part one of two articles, I interviewed renowned potter Joe Bennion while he worked at the wheel at Horseshoe Mountain Pottery on Main Street in Spring City, Utah. Against the quiet creak of his foot-driven potter’s wheel, you’ll hear about his creative philosophy, how even pottery can honor the Lord, and how clay pieces are like people. You’ll also learn about two artists who made a life for themselves in the place they love, doing what they love, and blessing the world.
(Watch for part two featuring the visual art of Lee Bennion next week.)
That’s this week on The Cricket and Seagull.