Your Clay's Journey
At the studio, clay sits and waits for you to come ponder, be excited, sometimes anxious, and then mold it into a piece of artwork to use or just keep as a memory of your time working with your hands to express a feeling or just get away from all those feelings. From wet clay in a bag, to leatherhard while trimming a foot, then bone dry and off to the first firing called bisque. If it makes it through the beginning steps there is still the glazing and a final firing before your piece is ready to be revealed. The ceramic process is multi-step, it can be frustrating and freeing, patience is necessary.
Here is an estimated schedule of the process:
Functional pottery and ceramics handmade with love in NC
I received my undergraduate degree from Kent State University in Art Education with a concentration in ceramics. I taught elementary school art for two years. While teaching I earned an additional degree in ESL, and then went on to teach ESL for 2 more years. The loves of my life came next, three beautiful children and several years later, I am ready to begin my ceramics journey full time again. I love creating with clay, whenever I can steal a minute I rush up to my studio. I am experimenting with different forms and mixing my own glazes. I feel as though I have just touched the tip of all there is to know and learn in ceramics. I am a student as well as a teacher in my studio. Always learning the ins and outs of different techniques to pass along to those who would like to spend time in the studio. Creating and sharing give me a great sense of joy.