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Meet Steve Potter of NausetWood

To Potter, chip carving is more than just a hobby. “This is my purpose now,” he says. “I wake up every day with something to look forward to—this is it.” There’s always a new design to be imagined, always something new to be learned about the craft, and with such greats like Wayne Barton, as well as Dennis Moor and Pam Gresham, as his inspiration, Potter is driven to realize his full potential as an artist.

“I’ll look at their work and read their books, and I’m thinking, ‘Oh, I’m going to get there someday,’” he says impassionedly, flashing his endearing childlike smile. “I have the desire to take it to the top, if I can. I’ll see how it goes.”

NausetWood serving trays are available at Oceana, Lemon Tree Pottery, Woodworks Gallery, Creative Hands Gallery,
and the Cultural Center of Cape Cod.
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