“Simply said, I love to make things. Pottery reflects my need to make objects that are both functional and beautiful. I want to make pots for people to use in everyday life. Drinking coffee out of a handmade mug every day is a rewarding experience that I want to help others find. I get inspiration from thinking through how each piece might be used and held. The process of throwing and forming functional pieces–while getting covered with clay–is one of my greatest joys. I love the entire process: shaping, decorating, glazing, and firing. There is always more to learn and more techniques to try.
I am experimenting with textures and other decorative aspects of pottery. Much of my inspiration comes from nature and ideas that are centered in life. I look at the tree as a representation of experience and growth, the roots of a tree as they give support and nutrients, the leaves as a vision of life and its cycles." - Teresa Pietsch