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Member Since 13 Oct 2013
Offline Last Active Aug 23 2016 01:58 PM

About Me

I've been making pottery since October 2010 and haven't stopped since. I've always loved pottery, to my core. Something about it spoke to me, even as a child. Looking at it, holding it, gave me a funny feeling inside. I wasn't confident in myself, thought I wasn't artsy and wouldn't be able to do it. I've never had a hobby before. So one time I mentioned to my mom that I had always wanted to try it......the next Christmas she and my dad gave me a gift card to take classes (both of my parents have always had a love for pottery). I was so scared, but fell in love from the first day. I was 35yrs old, had 2 kids ages 13 and almost 10 at the time, had been married for 15 years. Now my family loves my new hobby, my husband and kids are so proud of me. They are the first ones that I show off my work to. When I'm proud of something I've made at home, I pick up the bat and carry it to my family to show them, lol.  When I bring my glazed work home from the studio, I proudly display it on the kitchen table and can't wait for each of them to see it. I have my own wheel, extruder, slab roller.  I do mostly wheel, but do a little handbuilding as well, and love when the two can be combined. I still take weekly classes, mostly because I love being there, love my teacher, love the women that I've been taking classes with since day one. I also work there on Friday mornings. I've learned how to make glazes from scratch, how to load and unload the kilns, etc. The two women who own the studio/store front and who teach all the classes are in their 70s, have been potters for 30-40 years each, and are just wonderful to learn from. I sell on Etsy and in small vendor fairs.  I love learning more and trying new things, and I hope I am blessed with a long life of being a potter :)

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