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D.D. Lecky Pottery

D.D. Lecky is more than just one of the owners of LibertyTown. She is also a potter, or in her own words “ I am a baby potter, maybe a juvenile potter. I have years and years of work ahead of me to become a master, but I love the journey and I am excited to have people come along with me. I started throwing when I was just 17, and was terrible at it, as terrible as any teenager who has lots of social obligations and an addiction to Law and Order reruns would be. I returned to it in 2011 at the rip old age of 31 and found my peace. When I am at the wheel the world melts away and I am truly in the moment. In 2012 Hannah McAndrew and Doug Fitch came to Virginia to demonstrate the British technic of Slip Trailing. I was again, smitten. I had been decorating cookies using some of these technics for years, and it felt like the melding of two things I loved the most. I haven’t looked back sense.

My work is inspired by patterns, both in nature and man made. I have both medieval armor patterns and plant cellular structures on my inspiration board. I break these patterns down, and combine them with traditional British styles of slip trailing to make what I think is a uniquely American style of ‘trailing. I also use a leaf press technique that Doug taught me that allows me to show off the flora of Virginia in all its glory.”

You can find D.D. at LibertyTown in our Front galleria