IN THE BEGINNING
I STARTED POTTERY AS A HOBBY BACK IN 2004 AFTER YEARS OF ADMIRING THE CRAFT. I REMEMBER BEING attracted TO CLAY WHILE ATTENDING ART FESTIVALS and knew that someday i would pursue it. the home i purchased had a small building at the back of the property and i converted it into a studio. I had no skills and no clue about the process of making. I BEGAN ATTENDING WHEEL THROWING CLASSES AND PRACTICING AS MUCH AS I COULD. IT TOOK A WHILE BUT MY SKILLS GRADUALLY INCREASED. i kept pursuing my clay education by attending as many workshops as possible. this also helped me build a network of artists that would become a critical resource.
AFTER A FEW YEARS I DECIDED IT WAS TIME TO GET SERIOUS. I HAD DEVELOPED A LOVE OF SODA FIRED POTS AND MOVED FORWARD WITH CONSTRUCTION OF A CROSS DRAFT KILN. THE KILN WAS BUILT BY MATT LONG IN DECEMBER OF2012.
in 2013 the studio was renovated to add double front doors, a storage room, metal roof, spray booth, and covered deck.
THE NEVERENDING JOURNEY
MAKING POTS IS A LIFELONG ADVENTURE. I am very fortunate to have met many amazing artists through the years. each one has taught me something. i love examining the work of others and it inspires me to adapt and grow. THE PROCESS OF LEARNING AND FINDING OUT WHAT 'WORKS FOR ME' i the most rewarding part of the adventure.