How I Learned

March Meet the Maker – Day 14 I started taking classes at the Cultural Arts Center with a friend just for fun in 2016. It wasn’t long before I fell in love with clay. After a couple months, I sat down at the wheel and then I was truly smitten. …

Story Behind My Name

March Meet the Maker – Day 9 Naming a business is HARD. It has to be pronounceable, easy to spell, have an a available web address, and ideally, it would say a little about who you are or what you do. I’ve been a maker for as long as I …

Product Range

March Meet the Maker – Day 8 This is a both a strength and weakness for me. I have a very diverse range of products in my current inventory, from pet treat jars to nesting bowls, mugs to planters, trinket dishes to miniatures. It makes it difficult to set up …

Not So Glam Side

March Meet the Maker – Day 7 Not so glam side: There is actually a lot of “not so glam” that goes into pottery (or any one-person maker small biz). I’m not just the artist, I am responsible for everything from mopping the floor and installing HVAC to bookkeeping and …

Full-time / Part-team

March Meet the Maker – Day 6 Riverlane Studios is not my full-time job. I have 2 offices… the daytime/full-time one, where I stand behind this Mac, serving as a marketing graphic designer for a small SaaS software company in Dublin, OH. And the evenings and weekends/part-time one, in the …

How I Started…

March Meet the Maker: Day 2 Well, I first put my hands on clay in a ceramics class at the Cultural Arts Center in Columbus. (I still take classes there every week.) I had been making for a little over a year when I posted THIS picture of holiday ornaments …

March Meet the Maker

I’ve decided to participate in March Meet the Maker. It’s a series of prompts designed for Instagram, to help get to know makers. I’m going to use some of them as blog posts as well. As I write them, some seem to be too long for just Instagram. So, here …

Speckled Clay

I have been playing with different clay bodies over the past few months, and it’s been quite the experience. I’ve had some tragedies. But, I’m learning a bunch. The science of clay is fascinating. I may never really figure it out, but I can certainly learn, take notes, and keep …

Vintage Fabric Love

I admit it! I’m obsessed with vintage character bed sheets. It’s true. (They say admitting you have a problem is the first step on the path to recovery, right?) I stumbled upon some Strawberry Shortcake sheets a couple of years ago, and they were the bed sheets of my childhood. …

All the Tiny Pots

I love throwing tiny. Trimming tiny, on the other hand, is a bit of a struggle. I can’t tell you how many tiny pots I’ve cut right through while trying to put a foot on them. Whoops! Last week, my husband was out of town, which gave me an excuse …