Angela Smith Kirkman has recently taken over the management of Paseo Pottery, a pottery-powered charity in Santa Fe. Angela is a ceramic artist and photographer with nearly thirty years of experience specializing in rustic dinnerware influenced by years of travel. She recently returned from a journey around the world during which she hiked the Inca Trail, snuck into a communist headquarters in Bulgaria, rode camelback through the Sahara, caught the swine flu in Istanbul, was chased out of the Grand Mosque of Uqba, lived on a vineyard in Portugal, taught at a tribal school in Rajasthan, biked floating markets of Thailand, and communed with snow monkeys in Japan. Angela is excited to be back home in Santa Fe harnessing her love for pottery to give back to the community.