Catawba County Employee Spotlight
Department: Public Health
Tell us about making pottery. What do you like about it?
I like making pottery because I get to be a little creative and make something that has never been made before out of nothing. Clay is also very forgiving – you can always start over or you can make a “mistake” and it might still turn into something really beautiful.
When did you get started? What inspired you to start?
I have been doing pottery for about 20 years. I started in high school and since then I have taken classes recreationally.
What is your favorite pottery to make?
I really like to make teapots and to play with unique handles, usually more for decoration than for use. I have made a lot of really ugly, clunky pots over the years but every once in while I make one that I would like to keep or give away as a gift!