I have always had a love of making things. Being a mother has given me plenty of opportunity to create. From painting murals in bedrooms and sculpting birthday cakes to sewing clothes and costumes, my creativity usually shows itself in useful things. There is no reason why things we need and use can’t be fun to look at or hold as well.
As I’ve found more time to explore, clay and ceramics have taken their hold. I began using underglazes to paint detailed pictures and portraits on bisque-ware, which led to some custom work, mostly pet portraits. Hand-building gives me an outlet for sculpting. It’s nice to have a piece last longer than a slice of birthday cake! I also enjoy my time at the wheel. I find that the clay really is a great calming agent in a hectic world. Every aspect of pottery appeals to me, from opening a new bag of clay to the unloading of the kiln.
My hope is that you can find a smile when you see a piece I’ve created and it draws you to hold it.