After spending years working for a large corporation, we moved away from the big city where I began to realize that there were more meaningful ways to use my creativity. A close friend, Susan Holmes, introduced me to hand-built pottery - an exciting craft that is original and artistic. As soon as I put my hands in that clay, I just knew this was it! I had discovered a media that I could adapt to my own unique ideas and designs.
Growing up, I used to admire my mother's creativity. She was an accomplished oil painter and seamstress. She would make outfits for me and commission work for other people. And even though I dabbled in sewing or tried my hand at drawing and acrylics, it wasn't until I was introduced to clay that I truly discovered this medium that would become my passion.
I’ve only been working with clay a few years but I have picked up so many skills and techniques. And while the learning process has been very enjoyable, my real feeling of accomplishment comes from the satisfaction that my completed original piece has been appreciated and valued by others.
Now I spend endless hours creating pieces for anyone to collect and enjoy. My body of work includes unique and functional pieces created from start to finish from a rolled out slab of clay. These forms incorporate glazing techniques and textures which make each piece stand out.
I’m excited about being part of the “Lady Fingers Pottery” blog. We’ll be sharing stories and our work for you to enjoy and share.
You can visit my shop at www.etsy.com/shop/potterybynoell