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When Martha Grover and Joshua Rysted relocated to Martha's hometown of Bethel, Maine, from Helena, Montana, the didn't realize how much they would miss having a clay community. So they created one! In this video, Martha and Josh share how they created a pottery studio business with the perfect mix of community and personal studio time. Plus they take us on a tour of their fantastic space! If you are not a CLAYflicks subscriber, have a look at the preview. CLAYflicks subscribers can tune into the full video!

Total runtime: 28:49

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Martha Grover and Joshua Rysted

The Pottery Studio was started by Martha Grover and Joshua Rysted in 2015. Both artists have their own studio practice while also teaching classes, workshops and seminars from the studio. Martha has been a professional potter since she finished her MFA in 2007. She creates thrown and altered porcelain pieces. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, and can be found at galleries across the country. Joshua is a small batch potter who creates functional, wheel-thrown and slab-built pottery made one-at-a-time by hand. A transplant to Maine, Joshua hails from Montana where he formerly managed the retail store at the Archie Bray Foundation Clay Business. As of 2020, he started working for Skutt Ceramic Products providing technical kiln and firing support to customers worldwide. Learn more about The Pottery Studio by visiting the website:
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