Standing on a foundation of pot sherds left by the Timucua potters of centuries past, Herrick Smith was born and raised in Saint Augustine, Florida, and from a young age has appreciated the beauty found in nature. As a boy, he would often go adventuring in the coastal woods and subsequently developed a deep love for the natural processes found there. It is fitting that his first introduction to clay was the making of his boy-hood pinch pots from the same clay beds used by the Timucua
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