My Life on Two Wheels
Here it is!! My article in the Winter/Spring 2013 Issue of The Studio Potter magazine. After almost a month of traveling around the east coast and two weeks of a nasty cold I finally have a chance to sit down and read the other articles. The theme for this issue is "Sidelines." I wrote about my adventures in mountain biking and how it ties in with my studio work.
I met Mary Barringer, editor of The Studio Potter, in 2011 at the Women Working with Clay Symposium hosted by Hollins University. While there I gave a talk about my work and how being in nature, through riding my bike, has played a role in why I make the work I make. Mary was interested in how I balance biking with studio work and asked me to write an article about my "hobby." I eagerly accepted. Last summer as we were finalizing the article she asked questions about how I can justify riding when the risk of injury is so high or how I divide my time between riding and working in the studio especially in the spring and summer. With 14 years in the saddle this hobby has become a passion. Injuries do not occur as often and I accept them as a part of the sport, badges of honor even. As for time in the studio versus time on the bike I make time for both. This can make for some long days but it's worth it.
I am honored to be included in this publication alongside my friends and artists Donna Polseno, Ellen Shankin, and Whitney Lowe among many others. To get a copy of this magazine you can visit The Studio Potter website.