Julie Cavender's Profile

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I'm a self-taught potter and clay artist after receiving a potter's wheel, a bag of clay and a how-to book for Christmas in 1992 while recovering from a near-fatal car accident. Clay was both physical and emotional therapy. The willow tree marking on all my creations symbolizes the willow tree planted as a memorial for the unborn son I lost. ♥ ♥

Throwing on an electric wheel, I let the clay tell me what it wants to do. From the very first time I touched the clay, it felt like something I was meant to do. I'm inspired by the colors and textures in nature and often use natural materials to obtain the interesting surfaces on my pots.

Handbuilt work is done with a slab roller or rolling pin and then slumped into or draped over some kind of form. My favorite is an old wicker basket. I also use a collection of old trays, glass dishes or jars…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 29
  • Joined December 9, 2009

Favorite materials

stoneware clay, leaves, grasses, bits of bark, shells, cookie cutters, stamps, laces and fabric, funky yarns and beads

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WillowTreePottery
Stoneware Pottery, Sculpture and Garden Art

About

I'm a self-taught potter and clay artist after receiving a potter's wheel, a bag of clay and a how-to book for Christmas in 1992 while recovering from a near-fatal car accident. Clay was both physical and emotional therapy. The willow tree marking on all my creations symbolizes the willow tree planted as a memorial for the unborn son I lost. ♥ ♥

Throwing on an electric wheel, I let the clay tell me what it wants to do. From the very first time I touched the clay, it felt like something I was meant to do. I'm inspired by the colors and textures in nature and often use natural materials to obtain the interesting surfaces on my pots.

Handbuilt work is done with a slab roller or rolling pin and then slumped into or draped over some kind of form. My favorite is an old wicker basket. I also use a collection of old trays, glass dishes or jars picked up at the thrift store for forming.

Sculpture work is done totally by hand, no molds. I love to make things for my garden so you'll find some fun things here that would be FAB in yours.

Each of my pieces is totally unique and no 2 pieces are ever exactly the same. That's what makes it fun!!

Proud member of the Etsy Mud Team and NORGA (North Ga Etsy)
Check out the NORGA team page here:
https://www.etsy.com/pages/north-georgia-etsy-team
http://www.northgeorgiamade.com/

As you can probably tell, I suffer from "artist's ADD". So many projects to try! Art is sooo much fun and great therapy.

I see art everywhere around me. My garden often inspires me as does nature. I take long walks along the river, sit under the trees in my garden or bask in the sunshine in the mornings.

I make pots that want to held! A lot of love goes into making my creations and I'm very happy when one of them makes it to just the right person to love.

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Customer feedback:
Lovely piece and sweet as can be ... I just LOVE her creations ... highest recommendation!


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I LOVE this set, it is so beautiful! It has a nice little home on my kitchen windowsill :) Fast shipping and a gorgeous product, thank you so much!

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