“My first exposure to clay was as a young child when my grandmother took me to the Baltimore YMCA to create hand-built ‘works of art.’ This experience stayed with me; so in 2001 I started my first serious exploration into pottery at classes at the Attleboro Art Museum. Shortly thereafter, I began private lessons at Sally Cobb’s studio in Attleboro. I now create my pieces at Dew Claw Studios in Pawtucket.
When I started out, I thought pottery would be relaxing. I soon found out otherwise. It requires upper body strength, concentration and precision to get the clay to move as desired. Throwing on the wheel, however, is basically a form of therapy since it is both meditative and creative. Making pots brings me a great deal of satisfaction and pride.”
Dawn enjoys using clay to create pieces that are both functional and artistic. Some products, such as plates, flower dishes, mugs, vases and bowls are created on a potter’s wheel. Others, such as bird baths and more free-flowing pieces, are crafted via the slab method. Dawn often incorporates her love of nature into her work by pressing organic material into the clay to create beautiful, unique pieces.
Dawn specializes in uniquely designed pottery ready-to-order, as well as custom work. She accepts commissions and uses a variety of glazes. All of her stoneware is dishwasher, oven and microwave safe.
Dawn sells her work from her home in Seekonk and at shows in the area. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 508-761-4314.