I took my first official pottery course at the University of New Hampshire in 2010, where I was studying to become an Art Teacher. Honestly, I found clay to be very difficult to work with (and sometimes to this day, I still do). For the sake of needing to pass the course, and also not wanting to give up, I forced myself to get along with clay and the wheel. I used my frustrations and struggles as a way to fuel my work.
My mindset in the pottery studio transformed over time into one that was open, forgiving, positive, and focused.
In the Future:
One day, I will become a full time potter.
I will have an open studio where locals can come and shop in person and perhaps even try making something on the wheel. A space that is centered around community and a love for all things art and pottery.
I am driven to make Art that you want to pick up, use, and enjoy. Art that serves a purpose, has a function, and that will also look beautiful in your home.