Hey, y’all! Welcome to Sweet Sorghum Living–a place to sit a spell with a good cup of coffee (or hot apple cider) and enjoy good conversation about everything from decorating for fall to favorite Etsy finds. Today on the blog, I am chatting about a local potter that I met during Gracious Designs annual Fall Festival.
Last week, Gracious Designs of Johnson City held their annual Fall Festival, where they had bundles of preserved leaves, pumpkins galore, fall staples like hot apple cider and seasonal potpourri, and lots of twinkling lights. They also introduced new yummy soups, collectible pumpkins, and locally handmade jewelry. I attended the festivities last Thursday, and I had a delightful time learning about how to make the home grand for fall and meeting local potter Carolyn Tomko.
I had the most wonderful chat with Carolyn about not only her pumpkins, but her art in general. It is hard to believe that she has only been creating these fabulous pieces for about two years. It is obvious that she is a natural because her pottery pieces are just amazing + each one is handcrafted with love and a touch of whimsy.
Carolyn lives in Jonesborough, Tennessee + she also worked for the town of Jonesborough for two decades. While talking about the historic, little town and her art pieces, her face just lit up. Carrying on a conversation with her was easy and natural because Carolyn loves what she does and wants to share her art and experiences with creating it.
It was so nice meeting Carolyn Tomko and chatting with her about her passion for clay. She truly loves creating, and it shows not only in her art pieces, but also in her sweet smile. She is a local artist working with her hands and her heart to make the world a little happier place one pumpkin at a time *smile*
Thanks so much for sitting a spell with me today as we chatted about local potter Carolyn Tomko, whom I met during the annual Fall Festival at Gracious Designs. Be sure to check out Gracious Design on Facebook + check out their free decorating class schedule here.