Gina Phenix's Profile
I have been a potter for the last 30 years. I think I was called to it when I was very young. Since I can remember my favorite smell is the wet earth right after a rain storm. I was one of “those children” you know the ones, those who were never as happy as when rolling around playing in the dirt. I have been a card carrying "ring around the bathtub" club member since I was a little girl. I can remember one of the first toys I really wanted was this doll family and the father had a pottery wheel.
I was thinking not long ago about what it is that I like so much about being a potter. I love that you take the most basic things clay, water, and fire. To those you add the most humble tools your fingers, a simple wheel, and the potters’ skill to whisper the clay to life. Not only do you make something that is useful but is also beautiful and can last a thousand years or more…
- Joined June 18, 2006