My “why”

A little about me: I was a developer/software engineer for over 20 years, I started to really burn out but didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. In the meantime, my partner and I were trying to adopt a child. The waiting was intense and everyone around me suggested I “get a hobby.” Throughout my career, I had done lots of different things like volunteering, traveling, and I’ve always been an avid reader, but I had never had a hobby, per se.

Enter pottery! I took a class at a place that was walking distance from our house and I found that I really enjoyed it. Once the class was over, I became a member…then I took a more advanced class at a famous pottery studio, then I met an elderly famous potter and became friends with her, learning from her and helping her with things she needed done.

Through all that, I realized I had found what I wanted to do! I really enjoy making functional pieces, but it turns out I’m pretty good at making figurines too.

Now I have a pottery studio in my garage and I share my love of clay with my kiddo.