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I began working in clay at an early age and have been making pots for over two decades. My father was also an artist and worked in iron - blacksmithing and sculpture. He was incredibly supportive of my creative aspirations and set me up with a wheel and a kiln when I was 16.

My ceramics training began through the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen in the late 70’s. Much of what I have learned has been self taught through exploration and experimentation. Creating art with emphasis on functional forms - has always been a driving force in my work. I create functional pieces thrown on the wheel, and more decorative pieces using slab construction.

I studied some ceramics through college, apprenticed for several well-established studio potters in Western Massachusetts and maintained a studio of my own. Over the past two decades my work as a potter has been in…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 2
  • Joined March 26, 2009

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clay, fabric, yarn

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About

I began working in clay at an early age and have been making pots for over two decades. My father was also an artist and worked in iron - blacksmithing and sculpture. He was incredibly supportive of my creative aspirations and set me up with a wheel and a kiln when I was 16.

My ceramics training began through the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen in the late 70’s. Much of what I have learned has been self taught through exploration and experimentation. Creating art with emphasis on functional forms - has always been a driving force in my work. I create functional pieces thrown on the wheel, and more decorative pieces using slab construction.

I studied some ceramics through college, apprenticed for several well-established studio potters in Western Massachusetts and maintained a studio of my own. Over the past two decades my work as a potter has been interwoven with her other endeavors in the corporate world of marketing.

I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampshire College and a Masters of Business Administration in Marketing from Pace University.

Right now I am a resident artist at Haven Art in Port Washington, and teach adult classes in ceramics. I maintain a studio of my own - Bridges Pottery LLC - where you can shop by appointment.

I live in Port Washington New York with my husband, two school age children and Australian Shepherd.

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