After retiring to the family farm in Sonora, Brenda Heaton spent six years unraveling the secrets of pottery.
“It was a mysterious thing to me,” she said.
She read about it, watched YouTube videos and practiced until she was comfortable with the craft.
Heaton has felt a connection to the clay earth all her life.
“I was born and raised on this land,” she said.
As a kid, she often found herself making something out of clay such as pots and other objects, she said.