I vividly recall watching a potter throw on the wheel when I was but 5 years old. Such magic I had never seen. Fast forward to my grad school years, when I desperately needed a non-academic diversion. As fate would have it, I came across a catalog from the local adult education center. Pottery classes! Just the magic I needed. And I was hooked.
After years of working with clay as a hobby, pottery became my full time vocation in 2008. The magical nature of it all, if anything seems stronger these days. For the journey from lump of clay to a finished, functional piece of pottery is NOT a quick one. Wedge the clay, throw the clay, trim the clay, dry the clay, fire the clay, glaze the clay, then fire yet again. Wondrous changes and transformations happen at every step of the way.
My studio, where I create each and every one of my pieces from scratch clay, is located in Sarasota’s Central-Cocoanut Neighborhood, a few blocks north of Downtown Sarasota. I welcome visitors by appointment to tour the studio and browse a gallery of my work. I also offer “Hands on Clay” Workshops and Studio Experiences (see details here)
There is something very special about using a handmade piece of pottery. I look forward to sharing my love of my craft with you and hope that you too find some magic in my pottery.