Shawna Mayo Barnes' Profile

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I first discovered my love of ceramics in October 2011 when I visited The Pottery, Art, and Writing Studio (www.potteryartandwritingstudio.com). There has always been a spark of interest in learning to throw pottery, though I was hoping that I would find some measure of therapy in this endeavor. Thankfully, pottery/ceramics has become just that. The therapeutic affects it is having in relation to my service-connected illnesses/disabilities has been a blessing. My love of art and this broken body of mine have been able to come together in harmony at long last. Ceramics has proven to be versatile enough that no matter my level of disability for the day, I can still have something to do with my time. I am by no means a professional ceramic artist. I am still learning the ins and outs of throwing pottery on the wheel. But I love every single minute of it! I dabble in photography and sewing as well, so be prepared! You may see some…

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  • Born on February 1
  • Joined March 20, 2012

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I first discovered my love of ceramics in October 2011 when I visited The Pottery, Art, and Writing Studio (www.potteryartandwritingstudio.com). There has always been a spark of interest in learning to throw pottery, though I was hoping that I would find some measure of therapy in this endeavor. Thankfully, pottery/ceramics has become just that. The therapeutic affects it is having in relation to my service-connected illnesses/disabilities has been a blessing. My love of art and this broken body of mine have been able to come together in harmony at long last. Ceramics has proven to be versatile enough that no matter my level of disability for the day, I can still have something to do with my time. I am by no means a professional ceramic artist. I am still learning the ins and outs of throwing pottery on the wheel. But I love every single minute of it! I dabble in photography and sewing as well, so be prepared! You may see some of those random crafts on here as well!

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I am proud to say that I am a retired (yes, at 32), disabled Iraqi war veteran. I served for 3 years, 8 months (just shy of 4 years) in the US Army as a combat medic. Right around my 7th month in Iraq, my health took a drastic turn; I began having seizures, and has continued to decline ever since. As a result, I was medically retired from the US Army as of July 2011. But pottery/ceramics, along with my family and the amazing friends I have met along the way, keep me going.

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