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Picture this: a horseback riding, animal loving, blue jeans wearing, jeep driving, dirt digging, grits eating, tomato growing country girl. Can you see her? That’s me and it’s so nice to meet you, too.
I truly am a southern girl at heart; an Alabama transplant from Houston, Texas.

Playing in clay is a new found love of mine. My first introduction to clay was in my junior high school art class and I remember how much I loved it. My sculpture was of my rescued kitten that my mom named Horse because she knew how much I wanted a horse of my very own.

After that art class, I didn’t sink my hands into clay again until 2006, when I enrolled in a pottery wheel class at my local art studio. I loved playing in clay again, but using clay on the pottery wheel felt so confined, structured and mechanical ~ and so not fun for me. I…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 30
  • Joined July 18, 2010

Favorite materials

stoneware clay, old distressed wood, leather, rusty metals, copper, brass, bronze

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Picture this: a horseback riding, animal loving, blue jeans wearing, jeep driving, dirt digging, grits eating, tomato growing country girl. Can you see her? That’s me and it’s so nice to meet you, too.
I truly am a southern girl at heart; an Alabama transplant from Houston, Texas.

Playing in clay is a new found love of mine. My first introduction to clay was in my junior high school art class and I remember how much I loved it. My sculpture was of my rescued kitten that my mom named Horse because she knew how much I wanted a horse of my very own.

After that art class, I didn’t sink my hands into clay again until 2006, when I enrolled in a pottery wheel class at my local art studio. I loved playing in clay again, but using clay on the pottery wheel felt so confined, structured and mechanical ~ and so not fun for me. I decided it was time for me to buy my own clay where I could hand build at home, sitting on my couch, with a lap board in my lap and my pup by my side. And this little creative scene, today, remains my little piece of heaven!

It’s been a real soul searching, eye-opening creative adventure for me playing in clay again. I started out with my creations being so perfected and overworked. I didn’t like anything I made and I had to keep asking myself: “Is this something common or does it look like a handmade original?” “Common” was the typical answer. It wasn’t until I had a tangle with my horse and broke my wrist, forcing me to let go a little more of perfection, that my sculpting became a little more relaxed and handmade flawed.

Thanks so much for wanting to learn a little more about this country girl of Farmhouse Mud. I love sharing my country-inspired creations and I make every piece for you - a wonderful person that cherishes creativity, uniqueness, handmade and a little bit country.

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