I love making pots and am so glad it is how I make my living. It is a great feeling to transform masses of clay into pieces that will be used for every day and special events.
Harold Kaplan was a student in college studying to be an anthropologist when he took an elective pottery class his senior year. After taking the class, he continued to work in the same community studio at the University of Vermont. He made pottery and taught classes there for about 7 years before it was time to establish his own studio. In 1997, Harold moved to the Rose St. Artist Cooperative in the Old North End of Burlington. Here is where “Rooftop Pottery” was born. Harold has been in a different studio for 3 years now. While it is not the rooftop setting like Rose St., it is still a terrific location for him to work. It suits his needs not only as a potter but he is also able to give private lessons.