Food Safe Glazes/Underglazes
Tools, tools and more tools
I enjoy throwing on the pottery wheel, handbuilding and combining these techniques, to make all kinds of functional items.
Decorating by carving, slipping, resisting, painting, stamping and more, just adds to my delight in creating.
Favorite Things to Make
I have fun making a wide variety of items for the home, particularly beautiful, functional pottery used for cooking, baking, serving, eating and drinking.
I also love making yarn bowls and buttons for those of us who knit and crochet.
In addition, seasonal items such as Fall leaf platters and Xmas ornaments, as well as ritual items, such as Menorahs, Seder plates and Shabbat candle stick holders, have found their way into my heart and hands!
I came to this passion relatively late in Life, after spending many years as an early childhood special educator, dance therapist and gestalt psychotherapist.
I began making pottery as a hobbyist in 2001, but it wasn't until 2010, when my husband and I retired and moved to North Carolina, did I dive into the process. I took wonderful classes and workshops to learn, learn, learn and practice, practice, practice.
Soon, I set up a small home studio where I could experiment and create functional pottery. When I had more pieces than I could store or give as gifts, I ventured out into the world of sales via craft shows, craft markets and online stores. I was well received and LateBloomerPottery was born. I continue to step into the identity of crafts person and business woman, with a great appreciation for everyone who enjoys my craft!
It is important to me that my pottery is well-made and can stand up to the rigors of time and of use in a household. The curve of the bowl, the softness of a rim, the size and shape of a handle, the arch of a spout, the fit of a lid, are just some of the details that I consider as I work at my craft. In the end, I want people to enjoy looking at, holding and using the pottery that I have made and that they have brought into their lives!