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I am the mother of three children, 31, 28 and 22. Upon their exiting, I was finally able to pursue my real love, ceramics. I was introduced to ceramics in 1979 at Indiana University, when I took a ceramics course being taught by Jim Koudelka, a grad student. His passion for ceramics transferred to me, an accounting student, not likely to take another ceramics course in 30 years. Now, mostly retired, I began taking courses at the Worcester Center for Crafts in Worcester Ma, and reignited my love for ceramics, and the motivation for setting up my own studio at home. With a love and admiration for the ceramics of our Japanese predecessors, I find myself concentrating on creating with Asian influence. I also like experimenting with the clay expressing texture in my work by using various techniques, such as carving and mishima. At home I am firing at cone 6 in my electric kilns. I may sell some cone 10 reduction pieces produced when I…

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  • Born on April 20
  • Joined July 29, 2010

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Japanese glazes, carving tools, slips, press forms, stamps

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I am the mother of three children, 31, 28 and 22. Upon their exiting, I was finally able to pursue my real love, ceramics. I was introduced to ceramics in 1979 at Indiana University, when I took a ceramics course being taught by Jim Koudelka, a grad student. His passion for ceramics transferred to me, an accounting student, not likely to take another ceramics course in 30 years. Now, mostly retired, I began taking courses at the Worcester Center for Crafts in Worcester Ma, and reignited my love for ceramics, and the motivation for setting up my own studio at home. With a love and admiration for the ceramics of our Japanese predecessors, I find myself concentrating on creating with Asian influence. I also like experimenting with the clay expressing texture in my work by using various techniques, such as carving and mishima. At home I am firing at cone 6 in my electric kilns. I may sell some cone 10 reduction pieces produced when I take a class at WCC.
I enjoy making people happy. My goal is to make you smile and want to touch and look at you purchase. I look forward to and live to hear the comments made through the Etsy Process. If you are unhappy with your piece, I would like to hear it. I would like to make you happy. If my piece has made you smile, please share your happiness with me by letting me know, so that I can share your happiness and release those Endorphins! :-)

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