I have been blessed with a good life, and I thank my dear Lord daily for it. I have a wonderful family and a husband that has been supportive of me, as I have gone through this journey of discovering myself. I have the privilege of being able to go to my studio everyday where I can bring the figures of my imagination to life. My passion is clay…. sculpting and throwing clay. I think I knew this from the first time I discovered clay when I was 5 years old, while playing outside of a family lakeside cottage. But I didn’t start with clay. As with most artists, it has been a transformation of going through various arts and crafts to discover that passion. Although diverted for a period of time, that interest and curiosity in clay never went away. In 2004, I started taking pottery classes, along with my husband George, from Dan Finch at his studio in Bailey, NC. This brought me back to my love of clay. In addition to throwing pottery, I love sculpting one-of-a-kind figurative pieces, with an emphasis on fantasy, and sometimes the bizarre. I love sculpting pieces that tell a story, that will evoke thoughts and emotion from the viewer. I have been sculpting for over 25 years now. I especially love to sculpt faces and will usually try to work in a face or some type of sculpture in most of my pottery pieces. This has become somewhat of a trade mark for me, because whenever anyone sees a sculpted face on the pottery, they say “Theresa must have made that piece”.