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I stumbled upon pottery classes in 1992 while looking for some distraction from a full-time job and raising 5 kids. From the moment I touched the clay it became an obsession: a once a week class just wasn't enough! So, I started bringing clay home and hand-building. My husband helped me carve enough space out of a corner of the basement to put in a table and chair for me to get my "clay fix" every day. That Christmas, he surprised me with my own wheel. And so began my pottery quest!

Today, my work area has moved from the basement to a 20ft by 10ft studio in the back yard. My path to pottery has had many ups and downs. Until 2007, when I retired from my "day job" as an economics editor, it was a part-time endeavor. Because I came to pottery late in life, it is more a way of finding my bliss than of earning a living. It is a joy to find that people like my work and want to own my…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 24
  • Joined May 5, 2008

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clay, stone, glass, gems, wood, wool

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GlyntPottery
Handmade stoneware pottery from my hands...

About

I stumbled upon pottery classes in 1992 while looking for some distraction from a full-time job and raising 5 kids. From the moment I touched the clay it became an obsession: a once a week class just wasn't enough! So, I started bringing clay home and hand-building. My husband helped me carve enough space out of a corner of the basement to put in a table and chair for me to get my "clay fix" every day. That Christmas, he surprised me with my own wheel. And so began my pottery quest!

Today, my work area has moved from the basement to a 20ft by 10ft studio in the back yard. My path to pottery has had many ups and downs. Until 2007, when I retired from my "day job" as an economics editor, it was a part-time endeavor. Because I came to pottery late in life, it is more a way of finding my bliss than of earning a living. It is a joy to find that people like my work and want to own my pieces.

I make both functional and decorative pieces and work mainly in stoneware. I trained with Virginia potters Margo Borg and Jane Cullum. I have also attended workshops taught by Phil Rogers, Rick Berman, Cynthia Bringle, Kevin Crowe, Steven Hill, Steven Fabrico and Malcolm Davis, and spent an amazing week at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts learning from Lee Rexrode.

My work is available at Manassas Clay in Manassas, Virginia. I have also sold my work at The Loft Gallery in Occoquan, Virginia; Libbie's Gifts, Mountain Lodge, Pembroke, Virginia; and The Gallery at Potter’s Row in Alexandria, Virginia. My pottery has been shown at the Inter-American Development Bank, the Organization of American States, and Union Station in Washington, D.C., as well as several regional shows.

I was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. My husband and I have raised five children (two mine, three his) and have seven grandchildren.

See you on Facebook! www.facebook.com/glyntpottery.
Please visit my blog at WWW.GLYNTPOTTERY.BLOGSPOT.COM
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