I gain inspiration for my work from my time spent in nature, specifically around my home in Kentucky. The time spent meditating in nature alongside gathering the plants for my work plays a major role in my process of creation. Each piece, whether it is a decorative floral sculpture or functional mug, is hand-built from large, flat slabs of clay. For my functional work, the native Kentucky plants are arranged pressed into the slab before cutting it and shaping it into a piece of functional pottery. I love the process of handbuilding and the time it allows me to delve into each detail of the form, so that each piece is different and reflects my time spent in the process.
Basics of clay will be roughly 1.5 hours long and will be held in person at my home studio in Murray, Kentucky. We will cover types of clay and glazes, where to purchase materials, basics of firing, hand building techniques and more. Please come prepared with a notebook for taking notes and any questions you may have.
Make and take classes will be roughly 1 hour long and will be held in person at my home studio in Murray, Kentucky. Options for projects include hand-built platters, ornaments, mugs, and more. Please contact me regarding make and take classes, pricing for specific projects, or group rates and I will get back with you as soon as possible.