clay is possibility and potential,

becoming something beautiful or functional,

starting with an idea and becoming something that will stand the test of time.

woven artwork

One of a kind woven and beaded artwork, set in a ceramic frame.   Each one has a story to tell and can transport you to a different time and place.

flower frogs for mason jars

These cute caps are the perfect way to turn a simple mason jar into a flower arrangement.

unique pottery

Unique mugs, dishes and jars will make a pleasure out of serving, eating and drinking.

jewelry

Delicate ceramic shapes add a bit of bling for a casual or elegant look.

home decor

Unique home decor will add a bit of whimsy to any room or outdoor space.

recent work

Cradle

Cradle

A cradle gently embraces and cushions our most precious people, objects or ideas.   It is foundation – protecting and supporting.   It is origin – a place to start and to be new.   And it is home – safe and welcoming.  

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Fresh Air

Fresh Air

A bright clear sky, dotted here and there with a few fluffy clouds and gleams of sunlight, is a restorative for me. The feel of the sun, the scents of the season carried on a breeze, and the crystal clear blue of the heavens grant me energy and joy and never fail to...

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deep water

deep water

I love nature documentaries, especially those that reveal the underwater world. This piece is a nod to one I saw recently in which I watched an epic battle between a pod of dolphins and a giant shoal of sardines. The dolphins worked together in a 3d coreographed dance...

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citrus

citrus

I love the look of a big bowl of citrus fruit, overflowing with oranges, lemons and limes.   Their bold primary colors bring a smile to my face and lead me thoughts of summers filled with glasses of freshly squeezed oj, key lime pies and children selling lemonade in...

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a slice of the rainbow

a slice of the rainbow

I spent the weekend finishing up this piece. Unlike most of my work, it does not have a back-story but rather was driven by the colors. This segment of the rainbow - from yellow to navy - is absolutely my favorite, and my goal was to simply showcase it. So having said...

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broken geode

broken geode

Sometimes new ideas come from failures. When I made this frame, I intended for it to be a full circle, but when it came out of the kiln's first firing, there was a crack in it which resulted in a wedge breaking away. I was disappointed and would have normally tossed...

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jewelry

meet kathryn

Pottery allows me to put something of myself out into the world. As an introvert, I find this is the best way of expressing myself. I’ve been inspired greatly by my parents, both creative in their own ways. I was constantly encouraged to share my creativity with others.

Artist, artisan, handcrafter, craftsman, each word evokes a different sentiment and a different feeling. Quality differences, intentional differences, interpretational differences. I’m not sure I would consider myself an artist. I’m not a crafter either. I’m a potter. However, now that I’m including other materials, even potter feels limiting.  When you see yourself differently, you act, think and behave differently.

It’s a compulsion for me at this point. I have ideas – many ideas – and I am driven to make each of them a reality.