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earthybirthymama is the “Ceramics” Contributor on Squidoo

graceToday 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:

Adornametals Tran
The Eclectic Bohemian
Adornametals on Twitter

Robin Svedi aka rms is a Community Organizer and member of the Creative Team at Squidoo.com where her daily mission is to help lensmasters build better and more successful lenses about the things they know and love.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/kinworm kinworm

    Congratulations on your new ceramics niche :) I look forward to seeing more of your pottery projects.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/kinworm kinworm

    Congratulations on your new ceramics niche :) I look forward to seeing more of your pottery projects.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/grammieo grammieo

    Oh I’m looking forward to your niche topics and will read and try to do some of the things I will find. I love getting “my hands on things” and if it’s messy,,, so be it! Congratulations!

  • Coletta Teske

    Congratulations on being selected the Ceramics contributor. It will be a treat watching you progress and grow as a ceramic artist. I’ve experimented with hand-building since I was a kid. I always enjoyed it. I know you’ll bring that “beginners” enthusiasm to your niche. That’s cool!

  • Coletta Teske

    Congratulations on being selected the Ceramics contributor. It will be a treat watching you progress and grow as a ceramic artist. I’ve experimented with hand-building since I was a kid. I always enjoyed it. I know you’ll bring that “beginners” enthusiasm to your niche. That’s cool!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/RenaissanceWoman2010 RenaissanceWoman2010

    I love that your parents are your muse. What a beautiful tribute to them. Maybe I should not have given up after my first pottery class. Perhaps it is time to have another go at it. Thanks for the inspiration. Congrats on your new contributor role. It’s wonderful to have you leading the way.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/RenaissanceWoman2010 RenaissanceWoman2010

    I love that your parents are your muse. What a beautiful tribute to them. Maybe I should not have given up after my first pottery class. Perhaps it is time to have another go at it. Thanks for the inspiration. Congrats on your new contributor role. It’s wonderful to have you leading the way.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ruthi Ruthi aka abitosunshine

    It is always nice to hear parent have encouraged and supported their children in artistic endeavors. Have fun with being a Contributor. It is awesome!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ruthi Ruthi aka abitosunshine

    It is always nice to hear parent have encouraged and supported their children in artistic endeavors. Have fun with being a Contributor. It is awesome!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Brite-Ideas Brite-Ideas

    congratulations to you!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Brite-Ideas Brite-Ideas

    congratulations to you!

  • http://thatgrrl.ca/ Laura Brown

    Good luck with the topic, Robin! I worked with pottery a very long time ago. I didn’t do ceramics much. I did like digging my fingers into the clay though.

  • http://thatgrrl.ca/ Laura Brown

    Good luck with the topic, Robin! I worked with pottery a very long time ago. I didn’t do ceramics much. I did like digging my fingers into the clay though.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/SherwinG SherwinG

    Congrats. It’s nice to write about something that takes great skill.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/SherwinG SherwinG

    Congrats. It’s nice to write about something that takes great skill.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/MSchindel MSchindel

    Congratulations! This sounds like a fun and interesting niche, and clearly your enthusiasm will be contagious. :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/MSchindel MSchindel

    Congratulations! This sounds like a fun and interesting niche, and clearly your enthusiasm will be contagious. :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Sylvestermouse Sylvestermouse

    Awesome! I have actually never “played” in pottery. How intriguing. Now you have me wondering if we have any local pottery classes available. Congratulations on your new assignment as the Ceramics Contributor!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Sylvestermouse Sylvestermouse

    Awesome! I have actually never “played” in pottery. How intriguing. Now you have me wondering if we have any local pottery classes available. Congratulations on your new assignment as the Ceramics Contributor!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/tcaldy tcaldy

    Looking forward to hearing more about your work.

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  • http://www.portatil-bateria.com/ aswaha yah

    congratulations to you!

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    congratulations to you!

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