"My pottery night is the highlight of my week; I count days to the next lesson. Every time I learn more, and grow more passionate to create. Clay is so amazingly flexible and an inspiring medium, giving in under your hands to an idea and surprising you at the same time.  Deb's pottery display in the studio is a huge inspiration. She is the best at providing productive instructions and nurturing creative spirits at the same time. Debra is a generous teacher. I see she gets happiness from sharing her knowledge, experience, and useful tools. The studio breathes inspiration at all times. Everyone likes to be surrounded by beautiful things. And it's so exhilarating to be able to make something beautiful even if it takes months of trial and error." -  Olga   Olga has been a student since Sept. 2013. (Picture above is from 2021)   Olga's plates inspired by trip to Utah.   Hedgehog salt shaker. Above is a video of Olga's sweet vase (also above) from all sides  with O


"I thoroughly enjoy working with Deb! She’s very helpful with new ideas for new clay projects. Deb is clear and precise when guiding me on the wheel, hand building, or how to work with her glazes. She’s also easy to chat with while working on projects. I highly recommend working with her if you want to learn the craft of pottery!" -  Rebecca  Rebecca became a pottery student here in January of 2018. She comes to Studio Together once a week. We have great talks while working on our own creations. Rebecca's first piece to go home, above. This slab-work lamp, lit from both above and within, was another large project from Rebecca. She requested I buy the red glaze for this, so I named it Fiar (sounds like: fire) after part of her last name. This combo of colors inspired work I (the teacher) am doing. Love the combo and overlap effect. Rebecca's second thumbprint bowl. Large, with a raised, sculptural center. Below is some of Rebecca's newest work,  made since returnin

Elaine & Mia

Elaine and Mia started classes in April 2016. "My 10 yr. old daughter, Mia, and I love learning to throw pottery together. Deb is a calm and patient teacher, helping us with techniques without stifling our own creativity. We look forward to each of our classes." -  Elaine   This is a french butter dish. Elaine worked hard to get this to work! Success! See it in use: Mia's toes with Elaine's dog dish. So cute! Elaine keeps challenging herself with new projects...this is a her second try at a large chip dish with clay cut off the side to curve around and hold the dip bowl. Success! (below)  The above lidded pear butter dish was a challenge to get "right." It took multiple attempts.  Elaine is persistent and willing to recycle attempts that don't work for her. Posted end of 2021, this is her most recent top picks from the past couple of years: Sweet and Salty butter dishes for a friend "Throwing pottery is really fun! Deb gives me lots of ideas of wha