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Portraits of Elders: Jill Hinckley

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Jill Hinckley, 74, has been teaching pottery making in Washington, D.C., for 35 years. She now teaches at the pottery shop she founded, Hinckley Pottery.
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Jill Hinckley, 74, has been teaching pottery making in Washington, D.C., for 35 years. She now teaches at the pottery shop she founded, Hinckley Pottery.

For the past four decades, 74-year-old Jill Hinckley has been teaching people how to make handcrafted bowls, tea kettles and more, at Hinckley Pottery, her shop in Adams Morgan. She recently spoke with producer Marc Adams about her career, which, she says, wasn't exactly planned.

[Music: "When i Grow Too Old to Dream by Dizzy Gillespie from Dizzy Atmosphere]

**Jill Hinkley, founder of Hinkley Pottery in Washington, D.C., shows off a piece she's spinning on her wheel:**
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