Parnter

Having a Partner

Posted by on Jun 22, 2014 in Parnter | 0 comments

Which pots are yours?  How does having a partner work?  Who made this pot? These are some of the questions that we are frequently asked.  I am not sure why it seems so out of the ordinary to work collaboratively in clay.  After all, there are a number of successful collaborations in many media: Rogers and Hammerstein, Simon and Garfunkel, Ira and George Gershwin, Hall and Oats. And, those are just off the top of my head.  The reality is, most creative work is collaborative.  No movie is made by one person – the ten minutes of credits are testimony to the host of people involved. Julie...

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Photo shoot

Posted by on Sep 8, 2012 in About Me, Parnter | 0 comments

As I have developed into a potter, I have learned a lot of things – how to make pots, mix glazes, load kilns, recycle clay…  But what I didn’t think I would have to learn is how to have my picture taken. I am not particularly comfortable with having my photo taken (I thought I would have been over that by this point in my life but it seems that isn’t the case).  The thing is, when people purchase a handmade items, they want to know about artists which includes seeing a photo. So once again, A-La-Mode Photography, came to our rescue.  Speight and Nassim came by the...

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Our symbol

Posted by on Jun 22, 2012 in Parnter | 0 comments

How a potter marks her pots is a big decision.  At first, I wrote my name on the bottoms; but, when I saw a co-worker using one of the mugs I made with my name on it, it felt out of place.  So, I began using my initials. But, when Julie and I began to work together, our pots became more collaborative so we decided to use a joint signature.  It was a funny coincidence when we both suggested the Japanese symbol for friend. And, on this day, I celebrate my friend.  Happy...

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Having a Partner

Posted by on Jun 22, 2011 in A Bit Off Center, About Me, Parnter, Teaching | 2 comments

Julie and I met at a community art center while taking pottery classes; and, in 2008, we started working together.  Working with a partner has been great because I have made more pottery, tried more glazes, attended a lot of workshops, and started selling in stores and shows.  By partnering with Julie, I have gone further in ceramics in a shorter time because she pushes me more than I would push myself – if left to my own devices I would lie on the couch for a large portion of my life. Julie is kind, direct, honest, hard working, high energy, driven, and generous.  She is also brave – she...

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