About me

Daily dishes should be practical (food safe, dishwasher safe), but they should also be pretty and make your fingers happy.  My  smooth glazes will not make a scratchy sound, and the bowl and plate sizes are just right for your evening ice cream, your morning yogurt and granola, or your lunch grilled cheese sandwich.

I specialize in bowls that are functional and light, graceful and very usable.

Daily Dishes can be found at Little Woods Tea and Herbs

(136 Main St, Ames, IA), at art fairs, or by contacting me at

dailydishpottery@gmail.com

See Find Me for more information.

Artist Statements

I specialize in bowls that are functional and light, graceful and very usable.  I never liked stoneware - too heavy, and I didn't like the scratchy feeling of my fork on the matte glazes.  So when I started throwing clay, I knew I wanted thin walls on my pots and a very smooth glaze.  But I found an affinity for stoneware.  I love the malleability of the clay and the communication I feel with the material when I'm throwing.  My dishes are practical, because they are made the way I use them.  My glazes are smooth to the touch, and the bowl, mug, and plate sizes are just right for serving, and for your snacks and meals.  And they are pretty, because your eyes should be just as pleased as your fingers.

I specialize in bowls that are functional and light, graceful and very usable.  I never liked stoneware - too heavy, and I didn't like the scratchy feeling of my fork on the matte glazes.  So when I started throwing clay, I knew I wanted thin walls on my pots and a very smooth glaze.  But I found an affinity for stoneware.  I love the malleability of the clay and the communication I feel with the material when I'm throwing.  I prefer simple forms and decorating with glazes, allowing the chemistry of clay and fire to make surfaces that intrigue the eye.  I travel frequently and take inspiration for color and shape from the natural world and the place I am.  The collaboration I find with clay, glaze and time gives the process its share in the creation of the final product.  My dishes are practical, because they are made the way I use them.  My glazes are smooth to the touch, and the bowl, mug, and plate sizes are just right for serving and for your snacks and meals.  And they are pretty, because your eyes should be just as pleased as your fingers.