Carol Hahn's life with clay has enriched her far more than she could ever have dreamed. Pottery has taught her patience and persistence. It has brought her great joy and great sorrow, she has never lost interest in clay. Since returning to teaching the art of pot making several years ago, she is even more enthusiastic about pottery. Helping people create with clay is one of the most satisfying endeavours. Opening a kiln load of beautiful pots can be compared to Christmas morning for a child. Carol's students have brought her ideas, challenges, humility and most of all, friendship. Who could ask for anything more? She learned pottery at her mother's knee. She studied at the University of Witwatersand and later with John and Valerie Edwards, two Johannesburg ceramists. Carol immigrated to Canada in 1980, and settled in the Beaver Valley where she continues to dabble around in clay.