steven brubaker on Dec 20, 2013
I actually purchased 3 items from Karen. All arrived safely and way ahead of my "need by" date. Karen is very considerate and attentive to details . One of the best buying experiences. I'm buying again later this winter. On top of that , the work is outstanding.
I LOVE pottery.
There is no inkling in my childhood or younger days that what I’m about to tell you would happen to me. It is a huge surprise that I am now considered an “artist” and people notice I’m “creative.” In the last few years, I started to make pottery (because it has taken my breath away since I was a child), learned to play the banjo and other instruments, and became a published author. These new forms of creative expression now take me all over the world and I have met the most wonderful people because of them.
One important thing that I’ve learned is that the arts are like anything: if you have the passion for it, set the intention, and keep at it, it can happen for you. I know many artists who have been artists all their life – I don’t happen to be one of them. I’m living proof that this doesn’t have to be the case. I’m deeply grateful that many musicians and artists have shared what they know with me so that I can grow. If you have something in you that’s wanting to be expressed, I hope you’ll consider trying it, right now. Who knows what delight it will bring you, or others?
One of my greatest delights has been my horse, Hytez, aged 29, adopted at 21. I save her hair and put it on pottery that’s hot out of the kiln. It sizzles and carbonizes, forming one-of-a-kind designs of black lightening bolts. I gather feathers on my walks and incorporate into this “horsehair pottery.” Also, I create Raku. Based on an ancient ceramic Japanese tradition, my favorite translation is “serendipity through fire.” All of my works are unique, one-of-a-kind and handmade, including my food-safe pottery.
I grew up in Colorado, hold two degrees in business, used to be a business executive. My life has changed, always, for the better. I love living in the small "Mayberry of the Mountains" town of Sisters, Oregon, creating pottery and enjoying life.
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Hytez and Karen
I live in "Mayberry of the Mountains" Sisters, OR, inspired by nature, it comes through in my pottery. I work as an intuitive consultant, teach workshops internationally (Intuition & Creativity) and am an author ("Health Intuition").
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