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Meet Lorie and Ron Skidmore

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lorie and Ron Skidmore. Them and their team share their story with us below:

Deep Creek Pottery is owned by Lorie and Ron Skidmore in McHenry, MD. Lorie Skidmore has been making Pottery for about 30 years, and Ron has recently retired from 40 years of teaching art and ceramics. The Pottery is a small home-based business located in the woods, about a mile down a dirt road, on a hill just a few miles from Deep Creek Lake. The studio is open by appointment for individual or group workshops, lessons and sales; and also offers mosaic art forms and paint-your-own Pottery. The high-fire stoneware pottery created by Lorie and Ron are primarily wheel-thrown functional pieces and are available at several other sales venues in Garrett County, MD.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Doing art is like doing anything else: if you like doing something, you do it a lot, and if you do it a lot, you get better at it, and if you get better at it, you like it even more. It has been and remains to be a constant learning process. Always searching for new forms, glaze colors, and techniques, and exploring expressive content requires analytical and creative thinking. Of course, there are struggles, undesirable test results, and costly losses, but the successes seem even more profound and rewarding.

I am looking forward to our next challenge.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Refinement of the craft is what makes it ART.

Is there a quality that you most attribute to your success?
I am having fun.


  • Reasonable prices

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