I'm passionate about art, and am a self taught ceramicist. I began playing with clay, making things simply for the joy of creating (and as a way to reduce stress.!) I was generously given a kiln and soon friends urged (ok that really needs to be a much stronger word!) me to make my pieces available for sale. That was Nov, 2013 and it's been a delightful to have others love my designs as much as I enjoy making them.
All my items are carefully, lovingly hand created in my studio (aka garage). Inevitably, the "inspiration" of my kids, dogs, cats and my husband's busy lives swirling around me adds to the creation process. The chaos both inspires me and causes me to seek the peace that is found in creating art. My love of beauty, nature, texture and animals inspire my work, as does my background of world travel and the privilege of living in Japan, Europe and the middle east.
I am passionate about making pieces as delicate as they can be while remaining durable. While I appreciate traditional pottery, I am much more drawn to fine, artisan quality ceramic arts in my own creations. Being able to have a decorative piece as a functional item is an essential element in everything I make. I think they should be enjoyed in every way possible, not be resigned to the "seen but never used" shelf of decorative-dustcatchers. This is Art that Functions, not pretty pottery.
Each piece is handmade either on the wheel or hand built - or often a combination of the two. I love exploring new designs and techniques and creating new series of both functional and decorative pieces.
Additionally, ALL the images on every piece is original art, either hand painted by me with glazes, or hand drawn or painted by me or select fellow artists I know and love. The latter images are scanned and printed using my ancient laser printer. (The mugs are an example of this.)
My laser process is NOT decal work, but rather utilizes the iron in the ink as a glaze colorant resulting in a brown to sepia image which is actually part of the glaze. This is the only process I use that is reproduction art, though each item will still have slight variations due to the nature of the firing process Visit my Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LittleWolfCeramics