PineZenPottery

@pinezenpottery

Ramsey, Minnesota · 24 Sales

PineZenPottery

@pinezenpottery

Ramsey, Minnesota 24 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars
(11)

Announcement   ⭐️⭐️⭐️🌟BUY ANY COMBINATION OF 3 vases & receive $10 OFF⭐️⭐️⭐️🌟



💥💥If you are local to the Twin Cities (MN) please put "LOCAL" in the notes to seller and we can arrange pick-up/delivery. I will refund any shipping costs to you.💥💥

Please remember when you buy something handmade you are supporting an individual. Each piece is one of a kind. It may cost more than what you find in a "big box" store, but know that you are contributing not to a corporate bottom line, but to a family vacation, swim lessons for the kids, or a much needed date night with my hubby.

Thank you so much for supporting me in my pottery adventure!

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 26, 2017

⭐️⭐️⭐️🌟BUY ANY COMBINATION OF 3 vases & receive $10 OFF⭐️⭐️⭐️🌟



💥💥If you are local to the Twin Cities (MN) please put "LOCAL" in the notes to seller and we can arrange pick-up/delivery. I will refund any shipping costs to you.💥💥

Please remember when you buy something handmade you are supporting an individual. Each piece is one of a kind. It may cost more than what you find in a "big box" store, but know that you are contributing not to a corporate bottom line, but to a family vacation, swim lessons for the kids, or a much needed date night with my hubby.

Thank you so much for supporting me in my pottery adventure!

Amy Brummond

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Amy Brummond

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(11)
ljehane

ljehane on Jan 30, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This purply-blue color was my favorite. I have bought 4 of these dishes as gifts and each recipient was impressed with the beauty and originality of each piece. Now to get one for me...

ljehane

ljehane on Jan 30, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

A vivid, modern turquoise color and amazingly detailed pattern. Just beautiful.

ljehane

ljehane on Jan 30, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love the greens and blues in this dish. Such gorgeous, detailed work.

ljehane

ljehane on Jan 30, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Such beautiful color variation. And the effect of the doily pattern is stunning.

khrystenk

khrystenk on Jan 30, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

He's the cutest polar bear. I gave it to my in-laws, and they love it. The detail is intricate, and the blue is so pretty.

khrystenk

khrystenk on Jan 30, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

It's as gorgeous in person as I'd imagined. I treasure it!

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About

Handmade. Functional. Beautiful.

You know that age old question, "what do you want to do with your life"? Well, I've been searching for the answer for 25+ years now. When I left high school in 1990, I was certain I wanted to be a radio DJ. I ended up changing my major from communications to film, from cultural anthropology to teaching, and then finally to humanities. I earned my B.A. in Humanities from Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio. I loved learning about art, culture, history, and life through the ages, but found myself most passionate about food and it's place throughout history. While in school I worked at a local restaurant learning to make breads and pastries, and helping out with general kitchen/"back of the house" duties. I was very much obsessed with food and the idea of a local food movement, and found myself leaning towards a career in the restaurant business.

It was at this time that I decided to take a pottery class at the local art center. I had been curious about ceramics ever since I was a little kid in my grandma's kitchen--where I coveted the cornflower blue bowl that was handed down to her by my great-grandmother. I knew that it held a story of many shared meals from my families past. In my class I was drawn to the kickwheel--I loved the rhythm and the focused energy required to turn a lump of clay into a vessel for use. While I was taking the class, I was diagnosed with keratoconus--a disease of the cornea which causes distorted vision. My doctor recommended a corneal transplant to help correct my vision. During recovery I was advised against returning to the studio--due to the particulate that might be in the air.
That was 1999 . . .

Fast forward to 2016--Today I am happily married to my high school sweetheart. We have been married for nearly 10 years now and have 2 sons--9 and 6. Last fall was a turning point for me, as both my kids were finally in school full-time--which meant extra time for me to pursue an answer to the question, "what do you want to do with your life?". (other than be a wife and mother, of course) With the encouragement of my awesome husband and the support of good friends and family--I decided to try pottery again. I took a one-on-one "refresher" class out of another potter's home. I took to it immediately. I felt like I was finally finding "me" again--not just wife, mom, homemaker--but Amy--an identity I hadn't realized I was missing so much. My husband helped me turn a shed--surrounded by old pine trees--into a studio. We bought a kickwheel and a used kiln, stocked up on clay and a few glazes, and a dream was born--and an answer to my question came about.
I want to be a potter--that's what I want to do with my life--that's who I want to be when I grow up! I love playing with clay and I know that I will never stop learning. I am still very passionate about food--the growing of it, the making, and the eating of it. You will see food in many of my Instagram and Facebook posts.

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