THE DELTA 343 MCCARTY’S Husband and wife team, the late Lee and Pup McCarty started their pottery business in Merigold in 1954. Through a shared class at Ole Miss, they discovered a love for thrown pottery. Over the years their passion developed into making the distinctive colors and pieces that are now world-renowned. The jade, cobalt, and nutmeg signature color pieces contain an identifying mark: a waving black line representing the Mississippi River. PHOTO COURTESY OF MAUDE SCHUYLER CLAY