The pottery that comes out of Barb’s kiln reflects the marriage of her passions, capturing the essence of nature in the permanence of clay. Her work combines elements of her time spent sampling aquatic environments, her love of being outside and the joy of feeling earth’s elements in her hands. Fish, canoes, mugs, these all speak to her time as a field biologist on the water in a canoe with a steaming mug of hot coffee gliding through the water as fish silently and secretly swim underneath. Barb strives to make her art joyful, functional, and ergonomic, a pleasure to both look at and use. She trusts the piece you choose will bring a smile to your face, or the person who receives her pottery. Barb’s works change with her location, from whimsical birds resembling those in her yard to the fish she catches on her many adventures. As a practical person and one who tries to find daily purpose, Barb feels that functional art generates a piece that has dual purpose, beauty and a use in your home. This pottery is functional, kitchen friendly and food safe.
Amie Preston believes every piece of her artful handmade jewelry has a story. The shape of the stone, its smoothness, and how it responds to her hands all play a role in the narrative. Her works are comfortable, timeless and valued heirloom treasures, and furthermore the story of Amie’s jewelry continues once it becomes part of you. Amie’s love and commitment to the process of creating artistic jewelry is as honest as her love for her family and friends who surround and support her passion.
Jordan is a lover of all things clay, dogs and a hike in the fresh Utah air. Jordan began her journey in clay in 1998 and has not looked back. She loves to share her passion for clay and her extensive knowledge of this medium.
A lover of the process and productivity associated with the clay mediu, Maddi strives to thrown bigger and bigger! Her work is a blend of earthy tones in minimalist forms, beautiful and balanced.