booth-151-152-greg-johnson-donna-gilbert“Sometimes you just have to take the leap, and build your wings on the way down.”

“That quote stuck to the refrigerator door and stared at me for two years before I took the leap.” – Greg Johnson

The seeds had been planted in the mid 1990’s when he studied ceramics at Sawtooth Visual Arts Center in Winston Salem, NC.  For Greg, making pots was natural and “soul saving” from the tensions of his “real job” as a custom software designer and systems analyst.  His talents as a potter quickly emerged and he began to spend more and more time at the studio and to feel drawn to a different way of life.

The choice to make a drastic life change in his mid forties wasn’t reasonable nor was the future predictable, but the potential for real self-expression and self-direction was too inviting to continue to ignore. He eventually left the corporate world, moved to the countryside of Georgia with his wife Donna and made a commitment to making and selling  pottery for a living against the loving realistic advice of his family.  He works more than 60 hours a week in the studio and Donna  runs the business part of  Pottery For Living.  They  have a married daughter, a beautiful granddaughter, a lovely garden and a close loving family.