James Olney Left the Peace Corps to Become an In-Demand Master Potter

Creating functional pieces like cooking and fermentation pots while deep in Tanzania helped this Dallas artist reconnect with his first love: pottery.

James Olney Left the Peace Corps to Become an In-Demand Master Potter

James Olney woke up one morning in 2007 in the Dodoma region of central Tanzania and realized he needed a change of course. He had been living and working with the Wagogo people for the last year while volunteering with the Peace Corps, but his project outcomes were, to say…


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