When Maho Bay Campgrounds closed several years ago it left behind some really amazing artists and full working studios with no place to work. Gail Van De Bogurt held on to the pottery studio and eventually set up behind Pickles in Paradise in Coral Bay. It started out as a makeshift workshop where she and her sisters in clay could create their beautiful pieces which could then be sold in their little shop next to Pickles. The hurricanes of 2017 pretty much wiped them out but for the last year and a half Gail and Casey Giakas have garnered enough support to rebuild stronger than before.
Gail and Casey proudly stood in front of their new kiln for its first firing on their recent Facebook post. Classes for young and old ceramic lovers are now available. It will be exciting to see what stunning creations come out of this community driven art space. For more information about St John VI Pottery Inc. visit https://www.stjohnvipottery.com/