“i am simply looking for beauty, whatever that is – it’s nothing that can be explained – only felt. if i find it in a single bowl, or wandering line of pots, good. i am grateful.” – - – potter, gwyn hanssen pigott
i am emily, i have a crazy crazy love of stuff and i believe in being kind. i feel happiest when i have clay under my nails and dust on my face. i strive to make objects that people want to use and interact with daily. i am a maker born and raised in kansas, and this is my blog. my blog celebrates objects beyond just usefulness or aesthetics, it’s about that deeper connection shared with an object.
today i make most of my ceramics using yoshi ikeda’s shimpo. he bought it in 1981 and gave it to me in the spring of 2012. he is the reason i studied ceramics in school, and now i’m making my work using the wheel that he used for nearly 30 years. he said, “emily, i would only give this to you. you work hard.” i will never be able to fully express how much my wheel means to me. i’m inspired every time i sit down at that wheel.