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About Dan Finnegan

I made my first pots while at college in 1973. Trained at the Winchcombe Pottery with Ray Finch in Gloucestershire, England in the late ’70’s. Full time potter since 1980 in Fredericksburg, Va. Founded LibertyTown Arts Workshop in 2001. Wood-fired and salt glazed stoneware

Autumn has always been my favorite season and it arrived in serious fashion this week…bright clear skies, cool crisp air, geese flying in from the north, squirrels gathering nuts, apples at the farmers market, and the harvest just begun. In our part of the world most fields are planted in soybeans and corn and they are the first things to change color…the leaves on the trees will soon follow. I am never more energized than at this time of year. And that’s a good thing because i have lots to do. I’m winding up my making list today before turning to glazing and kiln loading….the “Pottery on the Hill” Show is coming quick and there is much to accomplish by then.

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