My first memory of working with clay was when I was 11 yrs old and visiting my sister at college. She worked in the ceramic studio, making cups and bowls for the school gift shop. Walking into that huge space, looking at the rows of wheels, smelling the clay, I was immediately entranced. She helped me throw a few small bowls, which my parents still have today.
I have always been a very tactile person, being drawn to different careers that utilize my hands and body. I rediscovered my passion for working with clay about 7 years ago when I started working as a studio assistant for Mangum Pottery. I had landed in the right spot at the right time and had found my passion for being an artist and entrepreneur.
These days I live and work in the beautiful mountains of Madison Co. NC with my husband Jason, our dog Porter, and cat Miso.
There is a fascinating alchemy to working with clay, and seeing the transformation it goes though. It is a meditative process for me, one that I thoroughly enjoy. I hope the mug you hold in your hands for your morning tea will inspire you to take a few deep breaths and find some beauty in the little moments of your day.