Business Name: Fern Street Pottery
Business Website: https://fernstreetpottery.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/FernStreetPottery/
Instagram Handle: @fernstreetpottery
Etsy Page: https://www.etsy.com/shop/FernStreetPottery?ref=shop_sugg
Clay is an inherent part of who I am, a natural expression and extension of my vocabulary. I am happiest when creating. I personally design, throw, form, glaze, fire and photograph each piece of work from my studio. I love clay. I love having my hands in clay, creating beautiful forms and textured, tactile pieces. Functional pottery should start with form in mind. I design and throw each piece to work at its fullest potential. Coffee cups are designed to keep coffee warm and have a comfortable handle. Bowls have a beautiful curve as well as a lovely rim to hold as the bowl frames the contents within it. I have had my hands in clay my entire life, beginning with clay classes at the Bellevue Parks department throughout my school years. I later returned to teach those same classes to the next generation. I attained my degree in Art Education, with an emphasis in Ceramics from Western Washington University. I have taught in public schools and was an Adjunct Instructor at the Northwest College of Art and Design for 19 years. I am currently acting as Co-President for the Washington Clay Arts Association (WCA), an active member of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts NCECA), National Clay Week (NCW) and Pottery Northwest. I have dedicated years to Art Education- what a privilege it is to now be able to turn my time and creative energy to my own art work. A true northwest baby, I was born and raised in Washington, spending time hiking, biking, kayaking, exploring the beauty of the verdant environment, enjoying the salty, barnacled beaches of Puget Sound. I live a charmed life on Fern Street, in the tiny town of Indianola, a ferry ride from Seattle, where my studio is in my forested backyard. I am living the dream with my husband, two sons, a Great Pyrenees, and five pugs who litter my studio as well as rule my life.