Hi. I’m Michelle and I’m a maker.
I’ve been making things for as long as I can remember. It began as a small child, when my mother and grandmothers taught me to sew, crochet, and be crafty in general. I never stopped sewing. It’s one of my great loves.
In high school, an amazing teacher encouraged me to explore page layout and design, which ultimately led me to pursue a BFA in digital design. By day, I work in marketing as a graphic artist.
In 2015, just for fun, I enrolled in an evening ceramics class. I instantly fell in love with clay and have been exploring this new (to me) medium ever since with the help of an excellent teacher and a cherished group of friends/classmates/artists who push me to learn and grow every day. Before I knew it, and with the help of my super supportive husband and ultra-handy dad), I was converting my little basement crafting/sewing room into an in-home ceramics studio. And with that, Riverlane Studios was born.
Riverlane Studios small batch pottery is functional and durable enough for everyday use. My work is inspired by the natural beauty and flexibility of clay, the changing seasons and the world around us. Each season, you’ll see new work and designs. Variety is, of course, the spice of life.