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Co-founder Pat Oakley, and daughter Lisa Oakley, a glass- blower, are the co-op’s leading artists seeding their kilns and furnaces with new work. twoodbury@intracoastalrealty.com Intracoastal Realty Corporation is licensed in NC 7903 Masonboro Sound Road $4,950,000 someone else roll my coils. But rolling coils I find is very therapeutic,” Pat says. Knowing that she took an 18-year hiatus from pottery to pursue energy work makes her statement that much more relevant. As she ropes the coil on a banding wheel, the base of a pot takes shape. She smooths the inside of the pot with the soft pads of her fingertips. She scores the outside of the pot with the hard edges of her fingernails. Lisa Oakley watches her mother work as the base takes shape. “When I was about three years old my mother had all of her pots lined up on the kitchen counter. I climbed up and finished them for her,” Lisa says with a big, wide grin. “She finished them for me,” Pat says. ©2013 Porsche Cars North America. Porsche recommends seat belt usage and observance of all traffic laws at all times. There are black and white photo- graphs of Pat Oakley during this era in the gallery’s museum. Her dark hair pulled away from her face, she works the same idiom into an oversized pot that is now part of Cedar Creek’s permanent collection. “This will be Lisa’s one day,” Pat says. “If she wants it.” Lisa Oakley says her parents made their pots at home in Butner and brought them to the Creedmoor farm to fire, then took them home to glaze Always remember, what happens in the corners, them and brought them back for the stays in the corners. second firing. Eventually, they decided to move to Cedar Creek on Fleming We offer sales, service and leasing with daily pick up Road. and delivery in Wilmington. One January the Penland School of Crafts catalogue came across Lisa’s The new Porsche Cayman. desk. Porsche of Fayetteville Pat Oakley and daughter Lisa Oakley 910-487-0000 • 800-264-3203 3211 Bragg Blvd. Fayetteville, N.C. 28303 continue the family tradition established www.porscheoffayetteville.com in 1968. Continued on page 29 25 www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com WBM


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