Late summer in 2019, I took a few pottery wheel classes with some friends. Well, I love a good challenge, so kept going back in spite of making very little progress. There is something very satisfying about playing in mud.
When, the Pandemic struck in March of 2020, I no longer had access to the studio pottery wheels, so I decided to try hand building. I discovered that I really love rolling out slabs of clay, cutting out the pattern pieces and assembling the pieces into a finished product. I gradually converted my watercolor studio into a pottery studio. That summer I invested in a Skutt kiln.
I continue to experiment with materials and techniques while building bowls, mugs, gnomes, platters, and luminarias and many other decorative and functional pieces.