Welcome and thanks for visiting "Mad about Pottery"
My story with clay starts at the age of five when I first went to a ceramic class and fell in love with an earthy authentic material. As a nature lover it wasn't surprising that the clay spoke to me in this way.
In later years I was introduced to the pottery wheel. I felt that I had really found my natural creative expression with the wheel. I love the way the symmetry of the wheel allows me to control the clay and create from a simple lump a beautiful dish, bowl, or cup. However many times I do this, it is always magic for me.
I find inspiration in everyday life, especially in the beautiful natural surroundings that are so easily accessible – just a few minutes out of town. I am very interested in understanding the relationship between an object and the user; how do we hold a mug; what it the right weight for the item I’m creating; how can I characterize a dish so it will excite me and others; how can I create a new and refreshing look for a simple mug?
Making pottery is a therapeutic and fulfilling experience for me. Knowing that someone else likes what I create is very heartwarming and thrilling.
All my pottery items are individual creations. Each item is unique; no two will ever be exactly alike, so please allow for artistic variances, even when ordering "sets".
I use safe materials that are not toxic.
Most of my output is functional - tableware, bowls, cups, mugs, jars, plates, mixing bowls, breakfast bowls - for everyday use.