Seven potters founded POW! in 2014: Adero Willard, Hayne Bayless, Kathy King, Arthur Halvorsen, Hannah Niswonger, Mark Shapiro and Sam Taylor. Our project continues with Mark, Sam, Hannah, Adero and Hayne. We all make functional pottery, but we build our work using a variety of techniques, including wheel-throwing, slab-construction and pinching. Many of us focus heavily on decoration in our work, but we take that common thread and pull it in different directions. Between us we cover a full range of firing temperatures and atmospheres: Adero uses earthenware clay; Hannah fires in mid-range oxidation; Hayne’s work is cone ten reduction; Mark and Sam's work is wood-fired. We value our differences, and will add potters to our roster who broaden the range of work represented by our core collaborative.