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Dawn E Donovan

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Dawn E Donovan


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About DivaClay

Sales 65
On Etsy since 2014

Retired, living in North Carolina and I love working with clay.

I love to work with clay. Everything I make is handmade in North Carolina. When I am not creating unique pottery I enjoy teaching young children the joy of working with wet clay.

I have a daughter and she is the mother of two of my granddaughters. She lives in Massachusetts where I am originally from. My son lives close by in NC with my oldest granddaughter and my only grandson.

My first experience with clay was many years ago when I took a pottery class with my oldest granddaughter, Kristy. We were hooked. She was only 11 years old but she learned quickly and soon we were both making gifts for everyone. Now an adult, Kristy is my assistant and makes her own unique pottery and helps me with teaching my students.

Little did I know that I would one day have my own studio. My husband and I lived in Maui, Hawaii for three years and my husband missed having a woodworking shop. The cost for setting up a shop and purchasing wood was prohibitive in Maui. I loved Maui and didn't want to leave but he was determined. As an incentive to move back to the mainland my husband promised me my own pottery studio. I was packing my bags before the for sale sign went up on our condo. We moved back to NC and close to my granddaughter, Kristy, and my husband keep true to his word. DivaClay became a full time passion.

Shop members

  • Dawn E Donovan

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Retired and living in North Carolina. I spend most of my time working with clay and teaching pottery.

  • Kristy Rose Widtfeldt

    Assistant, Designer, Maker

    Kristy was making pottery at age eleven. Now an adult, Kristy works with me in my studio making her own unique pottery and helping with teaching my students. Kristy is also my beloved granddaughter.

Production partners

  • Jim Donovan

    Lenoir, NC

    Jim has vast experience in woodworking. His inlay work is perfect.

  • Kristy Rose Widtfeldt

    Lenoir, NC

    Kristy isn't new to DivaClay. She has been assisting me in making pottery and helping me teach my students for the past year. She has been making jewelry and pottery for years. Kristy is an excelant assistant and also my beloved granddaughter.

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