Last week 18 folks from Richmond visited Fredericksburg to spend a little time getting to know our town so that they can spread the word about what a gem we have here. They visited LibertyTown for a short tour on Friday and then I threw a couple of pots for them. I was shamelessly plugging my blog when Karen Hedelt from the Visitor's Center suggested that I follow this pot's journey from start to finish. I thought I'd give it a try. Today I pulled a couple of lugs, attached them to the sides and pulled a couple of handles. Fish seemed an appropriate theme for a pot that connects Richmond and Fredericksburg from the James River and the Rappahannock River via the Chesapeake Bay. This shallow raised decoration is called a sprig and is made from a stamp that I carved. The other stamp is used to mark all my pots. I'll apply glaze and slips tomorrow if it's dry enough.