Bear Hollow Pottery

David Johnson
Pineville, Missouri

After graduating from Luther College in 1975, I saved up some money by teaching for a year. I then headed south from my home state of Minnesota to the Missouri-Arkansas state line where I bought a church and two homes. I set up the pottery shop in the church building and live in one of the homes. Other than a 2 1/2 year stint helping to rebuild homes in Mississippi after Katrina, I have been a full time production potter since 1976.