i love maria's work, and she recently got a new studio, so i went to visit. it is in an old railroad building and she shares it with 3 other potters. it is roomy and bright, after many coats of paint. there is a wood stove for warmth, and lots of plants on the windowsill.
maria has been making pots for a living for 8 years, and even having twins hasn't slowed her down. she sells her wares on her website and has studio sales, as well as other pottery shows. her work is spontaneous, colorful, full of story, and full of life that is constantly changing. her pots are thrown and hand built, large and small, but all with incised drawings inspired by what is all around.
she has an adorable shop adjoining her workspace, with tables and cupboards filled with her work, and the work of her studio mates. very welcoming and wonderful!
photographs and words by rebecca wood