Oh, ya know, just a clay slinging ninja making all these things.
I'm a small-town Texas ceramicist with big dreams. In love with my '97 jeep wrangler who's doors are usually not where they're supposed to be (on the jeep), cold brew coffee, naps, my pups (Clive and Pedro) and reading like a mad women. Amazons best customer, right here y'all. My bag is always packed for an adventure, as much as I love being home in my studio. Its nice to get away sometimes and go scuba diving with sharks or a fishing trip in a tiny boat off the reef in Belize, in what felt like 10 ft waves. They probably were, I was just trying not to look at them.
Most days you'll find me in the my studio covered head to toe in clay with a smile on my face. There's usually a cold brew coffee within a 1ft radius. Oh, and my studio pup who loves to be clay covered just as much as I do, Clive. Pedro is more on the I'll stay inside and nap all day kinda pup. Which is not a bad idea, Amiright?!? Some days I'm right there with him.
My style is simple, organic, raw and real. It's everything that I love shaped from a ball of clay into a piece I created with my two hands. I promise you'll love them. I've always known that I wanted to create things. Even when I was a little kid, building lego towns that covered the entire living area or snowmen out of mud. Mudmen? I'm in the sticks of Texas, mud was the best thing I could find. Kinda funny that I'm still playing with mud. But, If it wasn't for college I would've never ventured into this whole ceramicist thing. It was actually just a class I took to fill hours. Little did I know, I would be changing EVERYTHING after that first day of walking into that class and my professor naming me "killer fisherwomen potter". Yea, he gets me.
I make each piece myself, One. Piece. At. A. Time. Literally. I do this because I love the process of my work. Its something Im passionate about. It gives me the freedom to be as creative and innovative as I possibly can. I've worked hard to develop my style as a ceramicist. It took some time, but I loved every second of it. Although I still learn and grow each day. There is nothing I love more than creating something with my hands and mind. Each piece is proudly handmade in a way that is uniquely THrō. Clay is a natural material, thats one reason why I love working with it so much. If you find a variation from piece to piece, irregularity in glaze color, a fingerprint, niche from a tool and texture. Then friend, you've got a one of a kind piece. It is in no way a flaw. It just adds to the one-of-a-kind beauty of my work. Those characteristics are the ones that make my work unique, the kind that you would expect from THrō.
Handcrafted dinner wares like mine take a little more TLC to extend the life of your dishes. The pieces are microwave and dishwasher safe, but I recommend hand washing. There are a few other stipulations, do not place them in direct heat such as the oven. Avoid extreme temperature change and high heats and love them with your whole heart.