BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – “It’s been like, the one and only constant in my life. It’s my meditation, it’s my flow, it’s my life, I love it,” said Zoe Rae a New Jersey native who picked up pottery 12 years ago in school. “It resonated with me much more than any other extracurricular I ever did.”
She set up shop in Vermont after graduating from Green Mountain College. Three years ago, she began a side business to keep herself immersed in pottery.
She called it Zobird, a childhood nickname from her mom and an homage to her roots that she holds close to her heart.
Working out of a maker space in Burlington called the Form Collective, Rae has everything needed to keep up with this resource-intensive art right at her fingertips.
In 2020, she took her pottery passion project full time.
“Actually the pandemic kind of pushed that one along. I was having some supplemental income…