Pete Sabin: Let's start with your family. How did the boys get involved in the pottery?


Jack O'Leary: Well, they started working with me very early. They were out in the shop from the time they were about 10 or 12, fooling about and doing different things like weighing out glaze, making small clay figures—you know, just having a good time with it. I was always pretty careful about trying not to push too much. When children are developing, the over-pressure thing can lead them away from activity. I think Eric, Brian and I had a pretty good relationship during those years. So that they kept coming back to it in quite a healthy way without feeling a loss of poise through pressure. 


P: Are they partners with you now?

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