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Rhody Maker: Potter Mike Tavares Crafts Rich Earthenware Ceramics in Pawtucket

The Rhode Island-based artist also helped establish a nonprofit that brings pottery programs to schools across the nation.

Container, $60, via Mike Tavares Rhode Island Monthly: When did you first develop an interest in art? Mike Tavares: I always drew and I always had a sketchbook, but never took it serious. I went to Shea High School and one of my friends noticed my sketchbook. He had spoken about transferring to JMW , a visual arts school, and…