art teaches me about life. It reminds me to be playful, creative and
fun. It teaches me to be and focused in the moment, momentarily
shutting out every-thing except my hands and the clay. It teaches me
to be patient and accepting – with myself and with others. And,
pottery itself connects me directly to the earth, and allows me to
transform it into interesting and functional items.
use various clay materials and techniques to create pieces of art
that can be enjoyed functionally and visually. I am influenced by
family and often incorporate handed-down items such as lace into my
work. I enjoy allowing a piece to evolve, rather than trying to
control it, and sometimes allow seams, marks and blemishes to show
through the finished piece. The results are unique and asymmetrical
which reflect the organic nature of life.
also enjoy cooking creatively, and like pottery, am fascinated in the
reorganization of raw materials into a finished piece of art.
grew up in a large family outside Washington DC. After college, she
backpacked through Europe, married into military life, bore 2
children, lived in numerous states, earned an MBA, and finally
settled down in Spartanburg SC. She currently resides in Greenville,
a pottery class 10 years ago with her daughter awakened her artistic
nature, which she continues to pursue. She joined WMAC
almost 2 years ago to further explore ideas on her own. Besides
pottery, Marcy holds a real estate license and teaches yoga to
veterans through Warrior Connection as well as a local tennis club,
and hikes with the like-minded.
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