Kara creates her pottery in her small, sunny studio, outfitted with a potter's wheel, an electric kiln, plenty of shelving and lots of plants. Her favorite pieces to make, hand-carved bud vases, are tactile, one-of-a-kind creations, with the goal of being timeless and irresistible.
A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu's patisserie program, her culinary training provided a foundation in timing and precision that she applies to her ceramics today. While skill and artistry are essential to making a beautiful pot, she believes above all, the piece must be authentic.
All of Kara's pottery is solely handmade by her and thrown on a potter's wheel. After trimming and carving, the pots are thoroughly air-dried before being bisque fired, which removes any remaining moisture and transforms the clay into ceramic material. They are glazed by hand and fired a second time to Cone 6 in an oxidation environment, melting the glaze into glass and bonding it with the clay.
I love the character, personality, and soul of handmade pottery, and I think that handmade pottery should look and feel handmade. The quirks and characteristics that make each piece unique and one-of-a-kind are what make them special.
Thank you for visiting! Kara