On the football field, Chris Cooley’s hands have earned him a living as a tight end. The two-time NFL Pro Bowl selection has been said to have hands capable of catching any ball thrown his direction.
On this day, however, Cooley’s hands are being employed for a different purpose. Starting with a lump of clay, Cooley’s hands work and shape the material as it spins around on a potter’s wheel. A subtle application of pressure here, a touch there, and suddenly a work of art springs to life.