Being creative is what gets me up in the morning (along with the dog whining and the kids laughing). It took me a long time to realize that not everyone in the world sees in pictures and lives to make things. I am a potter without a studio, a jewelry maker, and a wife of 22 years. I am a follower of Jesus. Growing up on a ranch I dreamed of living near the ocean, now living near the ocean, I dream of going back to the ranch. I love to read, work hard, and play at the beach. I am a mom of four, one son and three daughters (three teens and an eight year old). I homeschool them all. I make jewelry to help support our family, selling on Etsy since 2007, at www.mompotter.etsy.com.
I have done a little bit of everything, but my passion, what makes me super happy, is working in clay! That is what I get lost in. Although my goal in life had been to be a fine artist, to draw and paint, it wasn’t until I touched clay that I KNEW, without a doubt, what I wanted to do. I could lose track of hours, even days, when working. I’m looking forward to the day when I can work in clay again.
I graduated several years ago with a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics. A constant question and discussion during college and graduate school was about the difference between art and craft. The illustrators, painters, print makers, and sculptors saw it one way, and the potters, photographers, and jewelry designers saw it another way. I know what I am doing now is craft, there is no doubt! I always strive to make my craft come from the heart. I work hard and continue to take it “one step further” and keep learning and improving.
This website has grown out of my desire to blog about God, creativity, and the arts. I want to encourage others to strive to be creative and use the gifts and talents they have. Hopefully, I will create a little art along the way.
I would love to have you follow along on this journey.