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Damaris Phillips Off the Clock in Louisville

Browse photos of Food Network Star winner Damaris Phillips in her hometown of Louisville, Ky.
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Local Gal

Born and raised in Louisville, Damaris Phillips has fond memories of growing up in a large family and enjoying the traditional foods of the South with her parents and siblings. She's now a pastry instructor at the same culinary school from which she graduated. Here she's perched at the bar at a favorite spot in her neighborhood: Decca.

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Handling the Heat

While the kiln Damaris is standing in front of at Louisville Stoneware, a longtime company that produces some of Damaris' family's most prized ceramic casserole dishes, is turned off here, it can reach temperatures of over 2,000 degrees F.

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Sneak Peek

There's a tiny dot of open space within the wall of the kiln, and Damaris pressed her eye to it to see inside.

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Color Concepts

Standing before a wall of paint color options, Damaris considered which hues would help bring her dogwood design to life.

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