About Jim Jennings
I began throwing pottery in 1967 while in high school. There was a treadle there that no one knew how to use and I was determined to figure it out. One year later, I bought my own wheel with money I had saved up from mowing lawns and odd jobs. That wheel was a LOCKERBIE model and is the wheel I use to this day.
I didn't have much time to afford throwing pottery for many years after high school, but in 1994 I built a studio building on my farm, determined to make pottery at my pleasure. Back then I worked to create ART, but soon learned that if I wanted this hobby to at least pay for its self I would need to make more functional pieces. At this point my thinking changed to "Craft is just art with an identity crisis". Then everything sort of turned a corner. It seems now as though the limits to my sales are only those that I put on myself. I want to enjoy my craft and not destroy that with production filling orders.