With just two weeks left of his senior year at Hudson University, Jake Kimball, answers a
classified ad in Ceramics Monthly magazine. The recent death of Isaac Bingham, the
seventh generation potter in Niederbipp, an old Quaker town in western Pennsylvania,
has created the opportunity Jake has only dared to dream about. He applies for the
position and after an interview with the dead man's friends and trustees; he is awarded the shop,
home and extensive pottery collection.
As Jake begins his work in the studio, he becomes aware of another collection; a large
eclectic set of mugs hanging from an overhead beam. As time passes, he learns the
significance of these mugs as the old potter's friends begin to drop by for a cup of tea
and to share the lessons they learned from him. With the help of his new friend and
fellow artist, Amy, Jake begins to unravel the mysteries of the man he has come to
replace and the secrets of life he understood and shared.
Remembering Isaac is a series of tales within a tale
that explore the complexities of human nature, our
need to connect, and the yearning we all have for
love, hope, truth, purpose and joy.