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SS #014: Nicola and Steve from Sauk Mountain Pottery

A writer and a potter living their dream life in Concrete, WA.

1 hr 5 min / Published

Nicola Pearson and I met years ago at Quantum Health in Burlington (shout to to Mike's Hot 26!) and she ended up visiting my school and reading her picture book, The Lost Hour, to several classes. She is the writer and husband Steve is the potter and they own Sauk Mountain Pottery. You can visit their website to find all of her books, plays, and also learn more about the pottery studio. I loved our chat and, like most of my episodes, our conversation go into tangents I would have never expected. Nicola is a gift to the Valley and I'm so thankful I have crossed paths with her. Near the end of our chat, Steve, her husband, joins me and shares some of his story of how he got into pottery and his journey to this part of the country.

From their website: "Nicola Pearson grew up in England and traveled extensively before settling down in the Skagit Valley with her potter husband. She turned her creative attention to writing when they decided to have a family and journeyed from plays to novels and mysteries all while sitting at her cedar plank desk with its view out to Jackman Ridge.  Her award-winning play, Carried by the Current, is presently on its way to a production in Seattle with Women's Work Productions. For more information about this play and the production company, please click here "

Check out the Schack Art Center we mention in this episode... it's fantastic.
I'll forever be pushing this book, The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Nicola also brings up a fabulous book I read years ago by Anne Lamott called Bird by Bird (a must read for any writer)

In this episode, I also mention my trivia nights which will be Wednesday nights during the summer at the Hub in Concrete (late June - late August).

Disclaimer: Skagit Storytellers is a personal podcast and any views and opinions belong only to the host (or guests) and do not represent views and opinions of people, institutions or organizations that the host (or guests) may or may not be associated with in professional or personal capacity unless explicitly stated.

Skagit Storytellers
A podcast by Liz Rankin
Tell me your story, make me laugh, or play music.

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