I’m Michelle van Andel, the maker of Triskel Pottery.
I have always loved pottery. I spent many holidays visiting ceramic studios and meeting the potters. It's so fascinating to see how they are able to make something beautiful out of a piece of shapeless clay.
I have no idea why it took me so long to come up with the idea to buy a potter’s wheel and to start throwing, but it was the best decision ever.
All the clay, the wheel, and the glazes take a lot of space, so we converted a part of the post-war temporary home in our backyard, into a cozy studio.
I love to throw and glaze, and opening the kiln is always an exciting moment. I love it when a mug or bowl has turned out nicely. A cup of coffee from your own mug just tastes better than coffee from a factory cup. Homemade bowls on the table make me happy.
But now I reached the point where even I think there is too much of my work in the house, and because I really want to keep throwing and glazing, I sell some of my ceramics.