About the Artist
I find creativity and beauty all around me. This past year I moved my studio to my back patio where I’ve enjoyed the early morning or evening light, flowers in the garden, and the birds that sing to me as I work. I also find inspiration in nature, architecture, travel, my dreams, and even in the playfulness of my cats. I love the turquoise of the Caribbean, the green-blues of Taos, the large white layered clouds that build up leading to the SW monsoons, the dusty green of sage, the warm orange of sunsets, and the ruby of cherries and prickly pear fruit. You will see those colors in the things I make. I’ve lived and traveled many places and their colors and designs make their way into my creations. Perhaps you’ll feel the rhythm of waves, the swiftness of a lizard scuttling up a wall, or the sensualness of dancing salsa in my pieces.
I’ve been doing pottery on and off since I was a teenager. In Tucson I picked it up again 15 years ago when my son wanted to learn. We did a parent-child class at the Tucson Clay Coop. He soon tired of it, but I continued and became a TCC member. While my studio is at home, I glaze and fire my work at the Clay Coop.
About the Process
I have three major bodies of work: sgraffito, embossed, and multi-colored. The sgraffito, carving designs into the clay, is my newest work and you will see the influence of the garden, butterflies, birds, and cats on the pieces, which are primarily vases, utensil holders and mugs. My embossed work includes mugs with bicycles climbing hills (yes, I’m a cyclist) and saguaro cactus; soap dishes with lizards, bees, butterflies, saguaros, and fish; and inspiration plaques with bicycles or flyers and inspiring words. Often the embossed pieces also have engraved designs. The multi-colored work come in all forms: mugs, bowls, and vases to delight. I use cone 5/6 clays, glazes, and colored slips.
Virtual Studio Tour
Contact & Purchase InformationInterested in Purchasing?
Pricing Information: Less than $150
Please visit my Etsy shop: www.esty.com/shop/happilybecoming and follow me on Instagram @happilybecoming. You can also contact me to have a private visit to my outside studio to purchase pottery.
Phone: (520) 248-0417
Address: , Tucson, Arizona, , [ Map it! ]