I am a retired art educator whose passion is working with clay. I have always had the desire to create. I love to paint, work with wood and with fiber, however the soft, smooth texture of clay is so soothing and calming that it is my favorite.
Making something beautiful from simple raw materials, using just my hands is very gratifying. Carving, stamping or piercing the clay form, and layering glazes readies my pieces for the kiln. It takes practice, patience, and persistence, but the feeling of pride at seeing the end product of my labors is worth all the effort.
In an age where computer screens and keyboards dominate lives, It is a joyful relief to hold a hand-made object, use it, surround ourselves with them and hopefully inspire others to try the making process.