In the year 2020, the world slowed down and I set out on a journey to learn to make pottery on the wheel after a move of the Holy Spirit on my heart. This journey began with the Lord revealing to me how He works in the hearts of people and quickly evolved into a passion for making something beautiful and useful from a simple, ordinary ball of clay...just like He does in us. As I learned, I was able to share what I learned with my wife and daughter and as we kept creating, we decided to start a new adventure together of selling our pieces. Our hope is that you can enjoy your handmade pieces and see the beauty and meaning in them.
The pottery process is lengthy. We start with a simple ball of clay, and we throw it on the wheel until we have formed it into one of our beautiful pots. After it's thrown on the wheel, it will sit and dry for 2 weeks. Then, it's off the kiln for the bisque fire. During this fire, the clay will be hardened and become porous so that is can accept the glaze. During this fire it will reach a temperature of 1800 degrees. Next comes the glaze. There are many ways to apply glaze, but our favorite is dipping them! Basically dipping the piece in a big bucket of paint. Lastly, the piece is put back in the kiln for its final fire. This time is to turn the glaze into glass. The kiln will reach 2400 degrees this time. If you'd like to see the whole process, check out our Instagram for videos of each step!
As a local maker, what does it mean to you to be part of a flourishing community in Huntsville?
For us, our goal is creativity, connectivity, and community. We want to connect with our community and share our creativity. Flourishing in the community is being able to do what we love and are passionate about and sharing that with others. Having a space for local makers brings diversity and originality to our area that encourages others to find what they are passionate about and share it as well.