This is where it all started. 😊 An art shop in Bethlehem CT, ⛪ Abbey of Regina Laudis. I saw this bowl 🍲 and fell in love 😍 with it. The brown clay, the black glaze ... and the feel / energy / connection to earth 🌏/ sharing of skill / functionality... presence I guess. 😌. I had to have it. It remained on my counter for many years and it obviously 🙄 took a little beating. That piece served and inspired ✨ daily. It was from that first connection in that little art shop I said to myself, “I’m going to learn how to do this!” Quite a few years later, my mom paid for a class @wesleyanpotters where #grit, determination, and helpful teachers lead me to the passion 🤗I have for pottery today. I have made this bowl and many more. It gives me such an internal pleasure 💗 to serve food in the vessels I have made and to share in the excitement that others feel when they buy, or are given a handmade object. So, tune into your #heartstrings and #goforit. It’s still a hobby for me 😌- the selling is a little different than #making 🙄 BUT the satisfaction is priceless. 😊.