I am, at the very core of my being, a Jack-of-all-trades. I am of the opinion that learning something new is worthwhile, and taking the time to learn it well is invaluable. My interests are varied and wide, and I firmly feel that there is not enough time in this life to know everything there is worth knowing. As such, I am doing my best to learn what I can with the time that I have.
As the rest of that saying goes, I suppose I am a master of no trade, but I am trying, desperately, to make both education and working with clay the trades that stick. When I am not devoting time to becoming a better educator (at the moment I teach first, second and third grade children) and a better potter (I am a student at a small private studio in Jersey City), I indulge in many side crafts, including (but most certainly not limited to): sewing, quilting, spinning yarn, smithing, knitting, crocheting, paper crafts, book making, embroidery, glassblowing, and so on, and so on, and so on. Soon enough, I will be adding weaving to this list. Like I said, not enough time in this life…!
I believe firmly that the world we live in is a world we must learn to share, in spite of – or perhaps because of – our differences. I believe in the importance of community, supporting small local farming operations, and eating and cooking with as much intention and purpose as is possible. I believe in empathy, compassion, and random acts of kindness.
I dabble in amateur photography and I love to travel to beautiful places. I live in an amazing brown stone apartment with a yard that I neglect horribly, a cat that I indulge way too much, and a boyfriend who is strikingly supportive of all of my whimsy. I’m dreadful at keeping in touch with people and sticking to deadlines I have set for myself, but I do my best to keep this blog as up-to-date as possible. And when I get it in my head to learn something, I expend tremendous amounts of effort and energy to learn it to within an inch of its life – leaving little time for anything but that which happens to hold my interest for the time being.
Pull up a chair and get comfy – potting will have my interest for a good long while. ^_^
I’m still experimenting with my personal style and “vocabulary” in clay, and results of this experimentation will be available for sale on Etsy. Check it out!
You can also follow me on Twitter: @SacredSpiral1, though I rarely update there. I think I’ve tweeted (ugh, how I despise the term) maybe 20 times. I guess Twitter just came around too late for me to really get on board.
If you are interested in the fabric arts and patchwork, you can read my fabric arts blog, Which Stitchery. It is not updated as frequently as I would like, but I do try to keep it current. Since most of my energy has gone into clay lately, I suppose a lack of activity there is, well… current. ^.^;
Thank you so much for stopping by – please feel free to say hello!
Updated Thursday, November 29, 2012.