Mrs. John â€œOdessaâ€ Wasili is a potter and native of Hatteras Island. She lived off the island for a while, working for the government in Washington, D.C. She began studying pottery on the island in 1947. After she moved with her husband to San Francisco, she took a number of adult education classes in pottery. They later returned to Hatteras Island. Wasili is a charter member of the Albemarle Craftsman's Guild and makes pottery for her business, the Pirate's Chest Gift Shop. She discusses her work and creations.