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Rebekah Krieger

Member Since 01 Jan 2013
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waiting for my kiln to cool..... glaze firing with my first tiles!! Updated 30 Apr · 3 comments

About Me

I spent the first 10 years of my adult life obsessing over my work and becoming addicted to goals as a sales director, sales trainer, and top recruiter for my company.  My goals became my life and they became the priority over my family. Once I realized that was the case, I decided to leave my career and re focus my attention on being a mother to my 4 children.  Through that time I re connected to the dream I had since childhood.. to be an artist.  At one point I did teach a summer art class for a small catholic school that did not offer art as its regular curriculum (without pay), because I felt art was an important part of expression and development.  



My entire life I have always kept a sketchbook handy, and would lose myself in painting with acrylics and oils.  I have always been influenced by the many artists in my family.  My father, my uncle  (Montelius Burzynski - western artist and paper mache sculptor) My great uncle (Conrad Amrhein - known for his painting and his wood sculptures. His best known piece is the cathedral at the Wisconsin historical society) My aunt Roberta Boblick who was an abstract artist,  my cousin Joseph Boblick who is a sculptor, painter, and art anatomy professor at MIAD, and finally.. the family rumors that we are related to Rembrandt.  Creative expression has always been an important part of my life. 


Other than all of the high school art classes made available, I learned how to throw pots on the wheel about 2 years ago at the Museum of Wisconsin Art during a month long weekly evening course.  I became obsessed with throwing pots and talked my husband into purchasing a kick wheel for my mothers day gift that year. I was gifted an old 1969 paragon kiln by my father in law soon after. I have spent all of my free time in the basement ever since.  I just opened up my etsy shop www.etsy.com/shop/shanelpottery because I need to make some sales to support my clay habit. I put a lot of soul into each piece I make regardless of how it turns out.  I am here to learn as much as I can. I do not claim to be an experienced or very knowledgeable ceramicist yet. 

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