Sassy Cat Pottery | Charlotte, NC
Each day I am showing off the shop of a woman I personally know, and Day 6 is Sassy Cat Pottery, the personal studio collection of clay artist Caroline who is a family friend of mine. I met her through my husband around the board game dinner table on Sunday evenings when he and I were dating. She is so sweet, and I have been blessed by some heartfelt gifts that she has come up with in her many creative talents. I like her pottery so much that I asked her to make some holiday gift box sets with me this year (I can’t wait to send you the link tomorrow)! Her bowls and mugs are suuuuuuper cute.
Q&A With Caroline
What began your interest into creating ceramic pottery?
I began pottery at a very early age. I was in an after school program at a local community center, around age 6, taking clay classes and loving every second of it! Later, in High School I rediscovered my love for it while taking a class at a local YWCA with my mother. That was the first time I had ever used a pottery wheel. This particular wheel was a kick-wheel, meaning that it was not motorized like most pottery wheels you find today. I felt like I had found something they gave my long legs a purpose! I was hooked on the process of creating on the wheel! So when I went to college I was desperate to take another wheel throwing class. I was only able to take one pottery class while completing my BA in English at Guilford college, but I did have the fortune to study under Charlie Tefft. It was through his instruction that I really found myself as a ceramic artist, and I am eternally grateful for the education I received from him!
What kinds of products would you like to make in the future?
In future I need to challenge myself by making bigger pieces and also more complicated vessels such as teapots, lidded jars, and maybe even make the tagine I promised I would make for my mom years ago!
Thanks for allowing me to show off your stuff, Caroline! I can’t wait to see how Sassy Cat Pottery grows and watch all of the beautiful pottery collections unfold in your shop!