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Cherie Ramsdell, of rural Mitchell, demonstrates how to throw a clay pot recently at her workshop. Ramsdell creates, among other things, custom horse hair pottery. (Candy DenOuden/The Daily Republic)

Ramsdell creates unique pottery from home

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A soft whir fills the air, punctuated periodically by the sound of water sloshing gently as a hand dips into a bucket.

As a once-formless lump of clay takes shape, Cherie Ramsdell explains this part -- “throwing” is the term -- is one of her favorite steps in the process.


“It’s almost meditative,” she said. “It just kind of centers your soul.”

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