U.S. Rep. Nick J. Rahall II, D-W.Va., smiles as he accepts a mug from Southern Appalachian Labor School Director Dr. John David at the organization’s Christmas dinner last week. The mug was one of those made by master potter and teacher Jim Hores and his students at Taylor Books in Charleston for charitable organizations. Hores, who taught with David at West Virginia Tech in the 1970s, is on the SALS board of directors. He is founder of the Shelter Company, a non-profit housing entity now merged as an integral component of SALS. He is part of an effort to place a kiln at the Historic Oak Hill School.