Creating is something that is part of who I am. From a young age you could always find me drawing, crafting, or coloring, and that need to make never left my soul. Doing drawing in high school, and painting in college I was eager to try all the things! I found pottery in 2018 when a friend asked if I'd like to join her to take a class, and I've loved it ever since. When I'm not making pottery, you can find me volunteering, working for Fig-Mint Photography (fundraising and marketing areas) or spending time with my family- my husband, daughter and son and of course our pup, Mighty Mo!
Why Salamander Hands?
We don't do conventional terms of endearment in my family, and as long as I can remember, my mom used to say we had little frog or salamander hands. Since my hands will be doing all the creating, it made sense to call my business Salamander Hands Pottery.
Each piece is either wheel thrown or hand-built in College Station, Texas- yes I'm an Aggie, class of 2006, Whoop!
Photo credit: Fig-Mint Photography
Ceramics is an art medium that I don't think I can ever learn enough or everything about it. It can be so resilient and so delicate all at once. The clay is so variable and the glazes are completely dependent on their environment. A subtle change in temperature or the various clays can produce entirely different colors! I love how the connection you make with the clay is always evident in the final piece. I could go on and on...
My home pottery studio is located in College Station, TX. My studio includes my wheel I purchased from my dear teacher and a kiln. Having everything in one place allows me to throw clay whenever the mood takes me or around the schedule of my family.