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In the Artist's Own Words:
About thirty-five years ago, while working in the super market, a tall hippy looking guy came through my check out line and I asked him what he did for a living? He said, "I make pots and sell them at the swap meet on the weekends." He didn't realize it at the time but he planted a seed in my mind and from there I bought some clay, took it home, and began to make pinch pots on the kitchen table. From there I was inspired to take a class for a year and it has been a labor of love ever since. Most of my learning has taken place just by making pots and trying to be a little better each year. That burning desire that I had at the beginning is still a driving force to this day and making pots for me is a joy, a challenge, and it's something I love and will continue to do until I can't make pots anymore. :) My ultimate goal has always been to make useful, beautiful pottery for the average purchaser and that has stood the test of time.
Tall Colorful Vase With Grapes, Butterfly, Dragonfly and Flowers
This vase would make a great gift for a friend, yourself, or even a fellow worker. It's a piece of pottery anyone would be glad to receive and place in their home. It was hand thrown on the potters wheel, hand carved designs and carefully glazed in order to bring out all the beautiful colors that you see above. A thing of beauty indeed!!
Bud Vase With Butterflies and Flowers with a Swirl Design
What a beautiful bud vase this is! The detail is amazing and the colors are deep and rich to look at. This cute vase can hold water up to the first cutout so having live flowers in there is no problem. It would look great on the kitchen table, not taking up too much room whatsoever. It would be a warm gift to a friend or a family member, especially if they love pottery.
This is a great bowl for salsa, cereal, hot soup, chlli, and candy dish. It was fired to a high temperature in a gas kiln and glazed with a soft green semi-matt glaze. The raw clay adds to a pleasant contrast with the flower design. A very useful piece of pottery it is.
Beautiful Mosaic Coffee Mug
Wow! This mug will be sure to be an eye catcher on the table. It is very colorful, is well balanced for the hand, has a thumb rest on top for easily lifting the mug, and can be used in the dishwasher and microwave oven as well. I threw this mug on the potters wheel and hand carved the mosaic design, making it easily a one of a kind mug. What a gift this would be! It was also fired twice in a gas kiln and allowed to cool slowly which give added strength to the mug.
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ Thank you for stopping by for my Etsy Finds Friday post!! Please stay tuned for next Friday's Find... It could be YOU! :) Happy Friday!!~Trina