"I had the studio before I knew what I was going to do with it. We bought some property with an old house on it in 1998. I knew I wanted to keep the house to use as a place to do messy crafts with my kids and friends. We built our new house and kept the other one and dubbed it 'The Gardenhouse.'
In 2010, friend of mine talked me into doing a pottery workshop, pressing leaves into clay. I was hooked. I bought a kiln a few months later and a wheel shortly after that. I obsessed over You Tube videos on throwing, hand building and glaze making."
"When my husband passed away from a sudden heart attack in 2013, I needed to make a choice about how I was going to go from stay-at-home mom to full time bread winner... I still don’t really think of it (pottery) as a business. I’m really just doing what I’m passionate about."
- collected from Trish's interview with WestSide Market.
Come meet the artist herself when Trish joins seven other Warren County Potters for the art exhibition, Masters of Ceramics. The show opens with a FREE reception January 18th 6:30-8:30pm. Can't make it? The artists may be gone but the exhibition will remain through February 22nd at Harmon Museum, open to the piublic during normal business hours. (note: admission is charged for entry into the museum)
Connect with Trish on the Gardenhouse Pottery Facebook page and browse what she has for sale in her Etsy shop.
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