Well Centered Clay
My love affair with mud started in 2003 when my husband gave me a class at the Frog Hollow Clay Studio (now Burlington City Arts) as a Christmas gift. For several years I took classes there with well-known local potters including, Jeremy Ayers, Jules Polk and Loretta Languet. I purchased my own wheel and began throwing in my basement studio early on, but continued to fire and glaze my work at BCA. In October of 2009, I purchased an electric kiln and began firing my work at home.
I think, what I like most about working with clay is that it is a continual learning experience. A mistake is never a total loss. Clay can always be reworked into a new form.
I refer to my work as “kitchen art” aesthetically pleasing yet useful. Whether you are drinking your morning coffee or serving the family dinner, my pottery is to be appreciated for its beauty in form and function. My pieces can be used in the microwave and oven. My glaze recipes are tested to be food safe.
You can find my work on display and for sale at the Milton Artists' Guild Art Center & Gallery. I have participated in the Annual Milton Artists’ Guild Holiday Art Show, the Milton Pre-Christmas Craft Fair, the beCAUSE Craft Show, and the Waterbury Arts Festival. I frequently donate pieces to charity raffles and auctions and I even have some pieces in England. The United Church of Milton’s Choir visited a church in Finchhampsted, England in October 2010 and I was commissioned to make a communion set for them to bring as a gift. Please visit and like my facebook page Well Centered Clay or contact me at cherylkalwine@gmail.