Grand Opening Set for Mobile Pottery Shop

Help me celebrate the opening of my Mobile Pottery Shop! Saturday, November 5 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm 732 Burlington Ave The Mobile Pottery Shop will be set up in front of my home studio. Please be aware that this is my private residence, so our privacy is appreciated outside of posted Sale and Open Studio dates and times. I’ve closed the gallery on Montana Avenue and will now be selling my pottery from a store my husband and IRead more

Give a Pottery with a Purpose mug this Christmas & help a non-profit organization

It may only be September, but the holiday gift-giving season will be upon us before you know it. This year, consider giving a handmade gift that you can feel great about–a Pottery with a Purpose Mug. Pottery with a Purpose is a line of ceramic stoneware mugs that benefits non-profit organizations. I make a custom mug for each organization with a quote or phrase that I think reflects some aspect of the organization that speaks to me, and I hope to you as well.Read more

Yellowstone Park Inspired Series

The Yellowstone Park series is inspired by the sights, sounds and colors of Yellowstone National Park.  Living within four hours of Yellowstone Park is a huge advantage to living in Billings, Montana. We love the park and camp there between three and six times a year typically. This series is based on our walks around YNP’s hot pots and painted pots.Read more

You Break It. I Replace It.

During a recent meeting with a local store here in Billings, I was showing one of my colanders and an employee said, “Oh I would love to have something like that, but it would never last in my house. It would just get broken.” I’ve had a number of similar conversations. I think that the “preciousness” of handmade work keeps some people from making a purchase, because they have a desire to preserve the item, which negates the purpose of functionalRead more

Spring Studio Tour

After three and a half months of not being able to get clean water flowing in my throwing room besides what I bring in buckets, I was on the verge of a Martha Stewart-worthy meltdown. Making pottery is a messy business. Ideally, a pottery studio would have running water with a dual sink and a clay trap. I don’t have that, but I enjoy my studio space more than any space I’ve worked before. Luckily, the warm weather came justRead more

1st Annual Day Before Mother’s Day Sale

Lately I’ve been getting a lot of requests for gift items for the summer wedding season and Mother’s Day. I think that people like giving handmade ceramic work, because each piece is one-of-a-kind. Each gift choice is made specifically with the receiver in mind. I know that much consideration goes into gifts of all sorts, whether purchased from a local artist or from a national chain store, but I personally love giving friends and family unique items that they won’tRead more