From Designer to Studio Artist

I quit my day job!!!

The last 2 1/2 years have been a great experience in the world of product design, culminating in a trip to China to visit ceramics and glass factories.  I have learned a whole new skill set in product design, development, management, and business practices. But my studio time was lacking with trying to squeeze in an hour or two before and after work.  I was quickly realizing that this practice was not sustainable and decided that it was time to leave this position and to focus on my art again. 

Now I’m working full-time in my studio!  I’m taking the time to experiment and develop new forms, patterns, and glazes.  As my work develops I will share the process and photos here.

To kick things off I would like to share a few of my many photos from my trip to China and Japan.  I spent 27 days traveling and took around 8,000 photos total.  That’s a lot!!!  My plan is to post a couple of photos a few times a week throughout the month.  Needless to say, I was very inspired by this trip.  I’m not certain how this will play out in my work yet but I know it will have an impact.  

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