The Transylvania Times -

Local Pottery Family Keeps Dabbing Away


August 10, 2017

Matt McGregor

Carol and John Dodson, with daughter, Jessie, are carrying on a family tradition.

Though a progeny of potters, 12-year-old Jessie Dodson prefers ballet to ceramics.

But family tradition can be hard to override, even with the reluctance of youth.

Jessie, daughter of Carol and John Dodson, who own Mud Dabbers Pottery on the Greenville Highway, descends from a family whose hands dab into shaping clay, itself an art humans have practiced since ancient Mesopotamia.

And despite Jessie's seemingly understandable disinclination toward pottery - seeing as how she is constantly surrounded by it - one might suspect that it is short-lived, and that her ceramic destiny is inevitab...

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