Routt County Spotlight: Deb Babcock |

Routt County Spotlight: Deb Babcock

Age: Not tellin’

Occupation: Studio Potter/Blue Sky Pottery

Place of birth: Saginaw, Mich.

Q. When did you move to Routt County and what brought you here?

A. January 2000, at the start of the new millennium. We quit our jobs and decided to move here to have some fun.

Q. What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken recently?

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A. Entering some national art shows and putting my artwork out there to be judged by experts.

Q. Describe your morning routine.

A. Coffee, more coffee, read the (Denver) Post and the Today, crossword puzzle, more coffee and get ready to ski, hike or go into my studio.

Q. Has a book ever changed your life? What was it and why?

A. Books, in general, have changed my life because I love to learn about other places and other viewpoints, people, ideas.

Q. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

A. There’s no limit to how much you can accomplish if you don’t worry about who is going to get the credit.

Q. What three things would you want people to know about you?

A. If someone is interested enough, they’ll ask questions; otherwise, I don’t need people to know anything about me.

Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?

A. An airline pilot.

Q. If you could invite any four people to dinner, who would they be and what would you talk about?

A. My husband who can keep any conversation going; and an ever-changing group of friends who can discuss current events, what’s happening in the community and the world. I love hearing many different viewpoints on topics.


Book: Lots of favorites – anything by Ivan Doig, mysteries

Song: Classical music in general

Color: Green

Food: Almond croissants from Chocolate Soup

Sport to watch: Skating

Vacation spot: Kauai

Recreational activity: Hiking

Movie: Rarely go to the movies

Magazine: Pottery Making Illustrated

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