Vera is a native North Carolinian who loved and bought pottery long before she learned to create her own. Her medical career was spent mostly in Atlanta, but in the early 2000’s, she and her husband Jim and their beloved Shelties moved back to North Carolina and bought a farm, built a pottery, and joined the community in Hillsborough. With the time to learn new things, Vera was able to devote more energy and enthusiasm into her pottery, and VeraPottery came into being. She tends to throw the pieces with use in mind; they are meant to be functional, but also to bring a groundedness to life. The pieces she creates bring her closer to the earth, to home, and to community; she hopes they provide the same connections to those who use and value them. To start with a slab of clay and end with a vessel from which your body and your soul can both be nourished is a magical transition of elements, and there is a deep sense of humility in being able to create pieces that bring value and comfort, beauty and joy to the lives of people around her.