Good design and function motivate me to keep creating new pottery that is intended for every day use. Each choice made during the design process is completely intentional. Choices like the angle and the curve, the shape of the lip, the way the handle fits your hand, the clay and glaze used. No detail is left to chance because it is deeply important to me that you love your handmade pottery for years to come and those little nuances make a big difference.
My background is varied. This article in Voyage Houston Magazine is probably a much better explanation than I could summarize, so if you'd like to learn more about my background, that's a great place to start. For the bullet points, it goes like this. I've always made things. From the age of two years old I've been a maker and even a two decade long stint in corporate retail couldn't squash my passion for making. As for pottery, I've had my hands in clay for about a decade and once I dug in, I've never looked back.
February 1, 2018, we moved from our little lake cottage in Angola, Indiana to the big city of Indianapolis, Indiana. The new Gravesco Pottery studio is now located in the Ruckus Makerspace Micro-manufacturing building on Mass Ave right in the heart of Indianapolis. It has been beyond exciting to nearly triple my studio space and live in such a bustling hub of creative city living.
My husband, Christopher, and our two cats, Elliott Bean and Ruby Willow Pierce, and I live together in a cute little carriage house next door to the Urban Awareness Gardens. That's how Jason Michael Thomas and I managed to meet over the fence and begin our collaboration of food & pottery that encourages the slow living lifestyle.
Now that we have a great crew working in the studio with me, we're beginning the hunt for a new, bigger studio space for 2020 that will accommodate more potters, workshops, collaborative artists and even more production. While we continue to grow, it is my goal to continue to be a truly handmade studio with every step of the process coming from the hands of some really terrific humans.