Today we’re happy to introduce earthybirthymama. She’s our “Ceramics” Contributor on Squidoo.
Tell us a little bit about your niche topic.
My niche topic is “Ceramics”, in particular Pottery. I took a beginners pottery class at one of our local pottery clubs in September 2013. I wasn’t sure how this was going to fit in with my eclectic art interests, but I know now it’s something I want to continue in earnest and continue to develop proper technique but also explore beyond the boundaries of a classical pottery style.
I am extremely grateful for my in real life pottery gurus Lois, Lori, Kathy and Maria who encourage me to “Rogue On” and reproduce in clay what my imagination believes to be true. These amazing women inspire!
Tell us about the moment you fell in love with your topic. Was it an immediate thing or did it happen over time?
A few years ago I had given up on the idea of doing pottery because of the nature of the craft, requiring practice, lots and lots of practice! I took a beginners class a few years ago, but the focus of the class was on hand-building vs wheel throwing. Taking the beginners class at the club I’m with had me wanting to do pottery now as their focus is on both wheel and hand-building. There are many talented pottery artists who support and help folks new to the craft develop and improve their wheel throwing skills. I know when I pop in the club I can ask for help and try out new ideas.
Who had the most influence in your life?
My mom was one my biggest influences where crafting and art are concerned. Actually that’s not totally true! My father has also encouraged and supported my desire to create and create art. Mum knit, did embroidery, ceramics and was always encouraging me to do the same. My dad, built shelves, refinished furniture etc. He passed on to me the ability to think about the possibility of making it myself, something I’m well known for doing. Home renovation projects, composting and gardening are just a few of the things he has inspired me to do over the years. My parents are my muse.
You can also find earthybirthymama at the following sites online:
The Eclectic Bohemian
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