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Recent News:
Spring home studio sale is set! Join me Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 10am - 5pm. Details at my website, www.pavelkapottery.com.

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Growing up in the suburbs of the Twin Cities, I had the best of both worlds: city and country life. I have always had a fondness for food, from tending to it in the garden, cooking it up, and (my favorite) eating it! I've been a creator since I was born, and at the ripe age of 5, I decided that I wanted to grow up to be an artist. Although the road has not been a direct one, I am finally living up to my early childhood dream and creating useful clay objects.

I think about many things when creating my candy-like coated functional earthenware pots. Forms are inspired from Midwestern architecture and the body, classical pots and…

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  • Born on October 16
  • Joined February 5, 2007

Favorite materials

Clay, food, wool

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About

Recent News:
Spring home studio sale is set! Join me Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 10am - 5pm. Details at my website, www.pavelkapottery.com.

BIO:
Growing up in the suburbs of the Twin Cities, I had the best of both worlds: city and country life. I have always had a fondness for food, from tending to it in the garden, cooking it up, and (my favorite) eating it! I've been a creator since I was born, and at the ripe age of 5, I decided that I wanted to grow up to be an artist. Although the road has not been a direct one, I am finally living up to my early childhood dream and creating useful clay objects.

I think about many things when creating my candy-like coated functional earthenware pots. Forms are inspired from Midwestern architecture and the body, classical pots and contemporary containers ranging from 1950s kitsch to modern day fast food containers. Martha Stewart has been a great influence regarding my color palette, as well as candy and mid-20th century design. Patterns are inspired from my everyday surroundings.

Originally a pre-med biology major at Carleton College in Northfield, MN, I switched to studio arts after taking my first ceramics class junior year. I continued my education at Haystack, Penland, and Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville before attending Penn State University for graduate studies in art. After receiving my MFA, I returned home to Minnesota to begin a teaching job at Hamline University in St. Paul, where I taught ceramics for 5 years. I recently left this position to pursue life as a full time potter. Hooray!

I feel quite lucky to have found my passion, and I hope my pots will find loving owners and live in cupboards all over the world.

Website: www.pavelkapottery.com

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