Many years ago I discovered my love of clay quite by accident. In 1992 I had given birth to my first son Jake and was taking a break from my job as a photographer and photo lab tech to raise him. I saw an ad for pottery classes and thought it would be a great outlet for me. That was over 22 years ago and 2 more children. Along my journey I met and learned all I know from Jean Mann (see page about Jean) who owned and operated The Kick Wheel Pottery Studio in New Fairfield CT. I stayed on the wheel even when I could barely reach around my pregnant tummy. I just HAD to throw clay.
Now, I have my studio in my home As a mom of 3, is the only practical way to work. My children have all grown up around clay and with the appreciation of the arts. I loved sharing the creative process with them, great fun just rolling up the sleeves and making a mess with them. My youngest, Zack, is my official 'studio assistant'. Of course he wants a cut of the profits, he is a tough negotiator.
I always knew a time would come when I would follow in Jean Mann's footsteps and begin teaching classes.
NOW IS THAT TIME!
A little background
My degree is in photography which I still enjoy but pottery has my heart. I have worked for Powhatan Chamber of Commerce as Marketing Director, Inlight Yoga Studio as Studio Manager/ Marketing Director and VA Dealer Magazine as one of the Graphic Designers. I very much enjoyed each of these positions mostly for the people I worked with, but the work did not fulfill me. I keep coming back to my wheel and then I am happy.
I do yoga, love movies and music, adore children and animals. I am passionate about a lot ,especially about things close to my heart such as my family, my friends, Autism Awareness, Human Equality, Fibromyalgia Awareness, my Irish heritage and my faith in Jesus.
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