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Eric Beavers lives in Nesbit, MS but was born and raised in Northwest, NM. The son of an archaeologist, Eric was raised learning about the functional pottery made and used by Native American potters indigenous to where he grew up. The culture and scenery of the American Southwest has influenced the techniques and colors of the functional pottery he makes. Upon moving to the Mid South Eric attended the University of Mississippi and Memphis College for his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Art.