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"I'm so happy to be here at Mark of the Potter!  My first visit here was in 1969, I was nine years old and fell in love with clay and this wonderful place."

Laurey-Faye's journey in clay began in 1973 when she began studying with Ursula Vollrath on the shores of Lake Lanier.  She followed that with a BFA in 1982 from the University of Georgia in Athens, study at the Visual Arts Center of Alaska in Anchorage from 1982-'84 along with time at AA Haywood Community College, Clyde, NC in 2002.

Many know Laurey-Faye from her past, and continued, work as the potter of her own Balsam Mountain Pottery.  A studio which has been an outside source for creative, quality pottery for Mark of the Potter for many years