Workshop by Juliann Roush
Whimsical and Colorful
I love making colorful, whimsical pottery. My work is carved, stamped and very touchable. I've added little raised buttons, leaves and flowers to give it a 3D effect. I have a hard time knowing when enough is enough because my motto is "More is More!" I love the juxtaposition of bright shiny colors, playing along with soft buttery satin matte glazes while show casing the beauty of the raw clay body. Slight imperfections and seeing the touch of the maker, is the beauty of handmade pottery.
I have been working in clay as a side hustle since 1990. Finally, as of January 2020, I made the decision to throw caution to the wind and clay to the wheel and become a full time potter.
I have a business degree in International Marketing from Eastern Michigan University, but also spent a few years studying, living and working in Japan. My senior year of college, I took a ceramics elective and even though I had played in clay as a child, I got hooked all over again! My love or obsession for clay has consumed me and taken me on a different path, altering the trajectory of my life. I heard a quote once that went something like this “choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Well, working in clay is hard work, but I absolutely love it!
Visit Juliann online at: https://www.juliannroushpottery.com/about-me
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