I set out on a pilgrimage from Cape Cod, MA in 1997. I was in search of that feel good place I’d call home and landed in Snohomish, WA in 2007. In 2010 I came across Bruning Pottery and thought I’d take a class. Low and behold I found my joy and passion and fell in love with every aspect of the craft. If I wasn’t making pottery, I was thinking about it. By 2011 I knew my pilgrimage was over and the great PNW was home, so the name “Pilgrimage Pottery.” I moved to Whidbey Island in 2012 for the peace, serenity and to be surrounded by water. I set up my own studio. It’s awesome that I can go into my studio when a creative spark hits, even in the middle of night.
Stoneware clays are my favorite. The rustic old world medieval feel that stoneware clay body gives to the finished pot, makes a person want to pick it up and use it. Every piece is not only functional but a work of art. All are natural materials and food safe from the clay bodies to the glazes.
Every piece is unique in one way or another, yet I can create a set of dishes with every piece having a similar character that flows together for a one-of-a-kind set. It can make for great conversation at the dinner table. I have an eclectic approach to every pot I throw or hand build and I enjoy the glazing process using multiple layers for that “wow factor.” Dressing up specialty pieces with whimsical characters and natural leather may be time consuming but oh sooo much fun.
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