N.C. Artist Puts New Spin on Family’s Legacy of Pottery

Jugs by Michael Gates Photo: Joe O’Connell

Historically, the Catawba River Valley in North Carolina is pottery country. The Reinhardt family worked here for generations, making utilitarian pots for farmers.  Now, Michael Gates is building on his ancestors’ work. Gates has always been creative, but it took him a while to find his calling as an artist.

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