By John Fitts
CANTON — Early on, Laura Brees’ nomadic spirit was infused with a love of pottery.
As a young girl of 9 or 10 she was in the Utah with her family when her dad found some clay, demonstrated the art of molding a simple “pinch pot,” later strengthened by some time in the fire pit.
There might not have been an epiphany right there in the desert but the seeds of a life passion were sown.
Today, Brees is looking to share that love of pottery with others and recently opened Stoneware Alchemy in the Historic 44 Marketplace in Canton.
“I love the idea of taking nothing – just a ball of clay, dirt essentially – and forming it into something beautiful that you can use in your everyday life,” Brees said. “I love art of all kinds. I experiment with and play with all kinds of different things but I’m mostly drawn to pottery. I like the idea of a piece of art that has a story of its own – from the hands that created it – to all the stories and memories infused in it by people using it every day. It’s just a transference of energy.” … Continue Reading