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I am a maker - of things. It doesn't really matter what as long as I can create something - a pair of earrings from beads found years ago in a little, out-of-the way shop or a scarf with some of that snazzy yarn I just couldn't resist, a pie or batch of cookies or a new recipe that needed to be tested.

My first love is, and always has been, clay - locating local clays, testing new recipes for the clay and glazes - trying a new technique or just tweaking an old one. It's all good - especially when the kiln is unloaded with pots that sing heaven's songs.

As one who works primarily in earthenware, my clays and glazes are tested for compatibility and your well-being before any are put into use. Most of my components are mixed by me, but I do occasionally use commercial clay or glazes and only those that are deemed food-safe…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 4
  • Joined January 7, 2007

About

I am a maker - of things. It doesn't really matter what as long as I can create something - a pair of earrings from beads found years ago in a little, out-of-the way shop or a scarf with some of that snazzy yarn I just couldn't resist, a pie or batch of cookies or a new recipe that needed to be tested.

My first love is, and always has been, clay - locating local clays, testing new recipes for the clay and glazes - trying a new technique or just tweaking an old one. It's all good - especially when the kiln is unloaded with pots that sing heaven's songs.

As one who works primarily in earthenware, my clays and glazes are tested for compatibility and your well-being before any are put into use. Most of my components are mixed by me, but I do occasionally use commercial clay or glazes and only those that are deemed food-safe.

My passion for 'making stuff' is the result of a very creative and supportive upbringing and education - and a family that understood and encouraged this need.

Much of my pottery will have a dragonfly on it somewhere - not real obvious in some cases, but it will be there - somewhere. So, 'Look for the dragonfly...".

I'm always up for a good adventure or for trying a new design, so if you have something in mind, let me know and we'll see what we can come up with between the two of us.

I am also an avid spinner – fibers are second only to clay for me and most of my handspun is done with my Ashford Traditional. If you’d like to see a picture of the lovely, century-old wheel that my Norwegian Grandma used, send me a message and I’ll direct you to the gallery.

I’ve found that many spinners and other handworkers are also accomplished potters, just as many potters are also incredible fiber artists. Does it have anything to do with things that go ‘round? I’m not sure - I’ll have to ponder on that some more – I’ll let you know if I ever get it figured out.

All my items come from a non-smoking, kitty friendly home. My favorite materials?? Clay, fibers, beads, wood, paper or just about anything else I can get my hands on!

Be sure to check out my other shops -

www.TheOddSpot.etsy.com . It's just what it sounds like - odd and/or interesting things, destash supplies or anything else that doesn't fit in here.

www.MyGrandmasGarden.etsy.com - for hand knit items, knitting patterns of my own design, and whatever else I can manage to put together for you.

I'm also on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/ClaydancerStudio - stop by and say 'Hi!'

Thank you for taking the time to stop and look - you're welcome any time. The coffee's always on!

Lori
Claydancer's Studio
Handmade pottery, fiber arts or anything else that strikes my fancy!

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