Primary Medium Clay
Description of Work Handcrafted Pottery and Wearable Art
Company/Business Nautilus Pottery
Artist Statement My goal is to create unique pottery designs that have multi-faceted uses. Specifically, I design leather-knotted, pottery Essential Oil Diffuser Jewelry that is not only beautiful, but also functional for diffusing essential oils. I thrive off of connecting with people at a personal and emotional level. I believe that the handcrafted formation of each pendant with my own hands and heart breath life into each piece. Subsequently, when a customer is drawn to that specific design, they can then personalize it with their essential oil of choice. Each piece has an organic, earthy feel for those health-conscious women and men who appreciate wearing handcrafted jewelry that is not only trendy, but is also beneficial to their healthy lifestyle. Additionally, I design heirloom-quality, personalized family platters to commemorate a special occasion. Natural flora and fauna designs permeate my artwork as seen in the centerpiece "IrresistaBowls" in the shapes of sunflowers and lotus flowers, the wide variety of "Pottery Blossoms" for your garden, and the smart phone stands and soap dishes made from actual leaf forms. "Precious Vessels" are another design specific to Nautilus Pottery. These are ring dishes with individual inspirational messages or textures that come with a professionally designed gift card and organza pouch. Inspiration for my passion is far-reaching and includes memories from my travels, textiles, and other organic forms. Some of the tools and textures that I use are hand-made and are often found objects that impart a unique characteristic to the clay. This texture allows me to layer glazes in an interesting manner and often times, texture is applied to both sides for added beauty. Nautilus Pottery is simple, useful, and individually hand-built or thrown on a wheel, hand-painted and high-fired with food-safe glazes.
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