Michelle on Jul 21, 20165 out of 5 stars
What a great and fanciful set, with super durable shipping ( the post office mangled the outer box!) and great communication from the seller.. I have really enjoyed my purchases -as in more than one!!- from this particular potter...Thank you
michelle9 on Jul 12, 20165 out of 5 stars
This is JUST AWESOME. ...I can't wait to use it..it will be a real conversation stopper! Thank you!
Amanda on May 11, 20165 out of 5 stars
I am thrilled with the "shrunken head" that Martha shipped to me. She was great to communicate with and the planter is super cool. A+
Nick on Jun 2, 20145 out of 5 stars
As beautiful as I expected, came wrapped very well.
Catherine on Feb 10, 20145 out of 5 stars
I love my goblet. It was even more beautiful in person. The quality and workmanship were lovely, the customer service and response from the seller were terrific and it arrived just as promised. Very happy and would not hesitate to purchase again.
Maurya on Feb 5, 20145 out of 5 stars
This is gorgeous and I LOVE that it works on olive oil!!! Great seller...got my item very quickly. Support handmade businesses!
Anonymous on Aug 21, 20135 out of 5 stars
Wonderful and I love my new goblet. I've never owned anything like it before and I really like it.
Anonymous on Feb 23, 20135 out of 5 stars
Beautiful piece with delightful glaze design even more interesting in closeup!
Art and Every Day Life
I am a lover of wildlife and the natural world.
It is the melding of beauty and function that draws me in. Plants, animals and the elements work together with harmony in nature. My goal as an artist is to recreate that aesthetic of beauty, form and function. To convey the idea of natural patterns, I use a lot of tessellations in my work. I develop these designs on paper first and then create molds and stamps in clay. Then I use the finished clay elements as a vehicle to integrate the patterns back into my work. This gives my pieces a suggestion of fish scales, water or leaves.
I want my work to reflect the simplicity and durability found in nature. I also want my art to be functional and a joy to use. I like handles that grip comfortably and pitchers that pour elegantly. My glazes are food safe and each piece will stand up to the microwave, oven and dishwasher. Like nature, I want the everyday element to be beautiful as well and useful. I focus on simple colors schemes that integrate easily with any décor.
My favorite medium is white stoneware clay fired at Cone 10. The high fire ensures durability with complex, yet subtle color.
I have studied art in many forms over the years. As I child I spent hours painting, drawing and building animals out of clay. As a young adult I studied fine art at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. Later I transferred to Arizona State University to study communications and Graphic Design. I dropped out when I managed to land my first design job. Early on, I worked at various ad agencies and publishing houses in the Detroit area. My last job as a designer was in Corporate Communications at Consumers Energy in Jackson Michigan.
A few years after relocating from Michigan to Cape Coral, Florida, I took a pottery class on a whim. Right from the start, I was hooked. Working in clay allows me to do all the things I love about art and design. I find that my years of work as a visual communicator helps me to create thoughtful art that integrates into daily life. I feel very strongly that art should be beautiful, accessible, fun and useful. These ideals are the true historical tradition of art in relation to humanity. I strive to maintain this tradition with every piece I create.
I am the creator in chief of my piece of paradise. I spend most days either planning, developing, or making art. The rest of my time is divided up between my volunteer projects that support my all favorite causes.To know more, find me on Face Book.
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