Functional and decorative stoneware pottery from my hands to your home.
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I find that life is a lot like making pots. You spend most of your time trying to make that idea in your head into a real thing you can wrap your hands around. Searching for the perfect job, the perfect relationship, the perfect house, or the perfect pot. After much work, you get what you wanted, but it wasn’t what you expected. It turns out that the pot you get out of the kiln isn’t much like what you had in mind. Or after you think you've got it, something goes wrong. After struggling for years you have a moment of perfect understanding and peace: you sit at the wheel and make gorgeous pots effortlessly, and then the moment is gone. I’ve learned that life, like making pots, is about embracing failure. Not being afraid to fail frees us to spread our wings a bit farther, push the clay a bit more: it might collapse or it might yield a beautiful pot! So it is with life. Looking back I see how fear kept me from much joy. I am learning to be fearless now!
My aim in making pots is to bring beauty to the smallest of every day acts. The first mug of coffee in the morning or a cup of hot tea on a rainy afternoon... The comfort of soup from a warm stoneware bowl on a cold winter's day... A vase to showcase the flowers from your garden... So, when I make my pots I think about how they will look on your dinner table or in your home. Will this casserole dish bring a smile to your lips when you serve your children's favorite mac 'n cheese? Is this bowl large enough for popcorn for two on movie night? Will this little lamp make the monsters under the bed go away for your little one?