Pam shares, "as a youngster I liked to design and draw. As an adult I love the feeling of the earth in my hands, as well as planting and growing plants. Pottery gives me the opportunity to use my hands to make and design on pots. I have had wonderful teachers at the Duke Craft Center, Claymakers, John C. Campbell Folk School, the Odyssey Center and the Penland School of Crafts. My current focus is on nature images: flowers, turtles, fish and the like carved on slip-covered pots."