I took a semester of pottery in high school and I loved it right away. My dad was an artist, and I often painted with him, but I had never tried pottery. I made a castle for my fish tank, which I still use today. Then, life intervened. I had four kids. It was twenty years before I sat down again at a potter’s wheel, and when I did, I realized just how much I had missed it.
When I make pottery, I feel relaxed. I love the process of coming up with an idea and making it come to life on the wheel, of trying again and again until the piece is exactly as I had imagined it. It has taught me patience and perseverance, and I enjoy the satisfaction of holding in my hands a finished piece that will remain long after I am gone. I enjoy creating fun, new designs, both practical and whimsical, in an array of colors that I know people will enjoy.
Some of my favorite pieces are the ones I have created at the special request of loved ones: a castle I made for my son, who loves medieval adventure novels, a unique tray I made for another son who likes to cook, to his exact specifications, a mug I made for a friend who likes to curl up with a coffee and a good book. It makes me happy that my pottery fits into the lives of other people and makes them happy.
I hope you like my one-of-a-kind creations!