EARTHY GIRL STUDIO
I fell in love with pottery while attending the University of Central Florida, but because it was so expensive to purchase a kiln and pottery wheel, I didn’t think I could fulfill my dream of being a potter so I pushed the idea out of my head. I went on to teach elementary school art, then "retired" from teaching to home school my two children. During that time I always made art in some form. Roughly 25 years after I graduated college my husband decided that he wanted to help me pursue pottery. He found a YouTube video from Tammy Jo Schoppet which really encouraged me to want to start learning how to throw on a potter's wheel. BUT, I still needed a wheel. So my husband decided to try making one out of an old treadmill. It took him six months to make it work and his perseverance produced the wheel you see on this page! Because of my husband’s love for me I was able to start to pursue my dream and create pottery!
What I'm Doing Now:
I have been teaching myself how to throw on the potter's wheel by watching YouTube videos for a few years and have been loving this incredible journey! The pottery community has been supportive and have helped me every step of the way. If you have been thinking of learning how to make pottery, I highly suggest watching the following potters:
Simon Leach, Tammy Jo Schoppet, Danielle the Clay Lady and Hsinchuen Lin.
If I can do it, you can too!