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My first contact with the potter's wheel was in college in Geneseo, NY. I needed a work/study job and was lucky enough to get one in the Student Union Craft Center under the tutelage of a newly graduated Fine Arts major. He sat me down at a wheel with a piece of clay and it was love at first throw! I then took 3 years of independent study in ceramics. After graduation, I dreamed of having my own studio for about 25 years. When I was about to turn 50, I realized I wasn't getting younger. So, I signed up for a ceramics course at the local Charlotte community college to make sure I could still do it and still liked it. I found I could and did, built my small studio and started to produce. Oven, Microwave and Dishwasher Safe
I make all functional pottery. Everything I make, from cups, mugs, bowls and plates to lanterns, lotion and soap dispensers, vases, toothbrush holders and sinks, is meant to be used. I try to make everything LOOK nice , but I want my pieces to be USED, not just looked at.
I love and collect old things. To know someone made something decades ago that was meant to be used for many years to come matches my artistic philosophy. Every piece I make is oven, dishwasher and microwave safe and, with proper care, will last a lifetime and more. I hope your piece will become a family heirloom.
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