I find my inspiration in nature. Most of my pottery reflects my love of trees, leaves and the like. I tend to prefer hand building over wheel throwing, I enjoy the earthy quality of the finished piece. To start with a "blank canvas", be it a block of clay, a yard of fabric or a skein of yarn and turn it into something unique & one of a kind. I could easily go to an evil big box store and purchase a soap dish, but where is the fun in that?
I have taken my love of firing things at extremely high temperatures and begun fusing glass. Right now I am creating mostly jewelry and dabbling in slumping bottles. I am also organizing my second installment of Crafty Goodness: A Modern Arts & Crafts Show on November 6 in Parma. There will be so much local talent, I really cannot wait. We will have everything from altered art to handmade bath & body goods to upcycled vintage jewelry. And of course some stoneware & glass goodness. Definitely something for everyone! List of artists here: www.craftygoodness2.blogspot.com.
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