With a mom who collected pottery from every state that we visited, my love for clay started at a young age. I remember visiting a potter's studio and being mesmerized the first time watching someone throw a pot. My small town Wyoming high school didn't have specific ceramic classes, but I was able to do an independent study, which was my first brief introduction to working with clay.
Entering college, I was torn between a love for science and art. After a summer spent interning at Eckles Pottery Shop in Bayfield, Wisconsin, I realized with ceramics, I could have both. I spent three summers at Eckels during college, and earned my Bachelors of Fine Arts from Bradley University. A career in non-profit arts administration and two young kids later, I am focusing on clay as a full-time career now.
As a born recycler and DIYer it was only natural that after a couple trees went down in the backyard that I decided to start a new hobby of turning stumps into new friends. I have been carving for a couple years and love sharing my sculptures. Sculptures are one a kind, and each carving takes on its own personality.
Carving from 10:00-2:00, with closing at 6:00.
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