"In every walk in with nature one receives far more than he seeks." John Muir
"My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature.." Claude Monet
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.. " Albert Einstein
The beauty and grandeur of nature can bring many positive thoughts and feelings to your mind and soul. The color choices, combinations and layering that I use glazing my pottery were inspired by some of the amazing places I have been and nature’s incredible beauty. Since I have lived in California the majority of my life, most of my inspiration comes from places in this beautiful and varied state.
So, as you scroll down this page, you will find a list of the current lines of pottery, with a brief description of that particular place. You will also see photos of nature in those specific locations, along with close-ups of the pottery glazes.
My hope is that when you bring a piece of my pottery into your home, you will somehow experience the hope, peace and joy that I feel every time I stare in wonder at a breathtaking sunset, an ancient Giant Sequoia tree, crashing ocean waves, majestic mountains, or the intricate details of a delicate flower.
You can search for pottery in these lines from the home page in our shop by clicking on "Pottery Lines" and then the name of the line you are looking for.
We used to own a cabin in this cozy community nestled in the San Bernardino Mountains. We loved the beauty of the snow on the pines trees, especially when it sparkled in the sunshine.
This beach is near the little town of Cambria, one of our favorite weekend getaways when we lived on the Central Coast. We enjoyed strolling along the water looking for shells and colorful stones to take home as treasured mementos.
I have fond memories of taking our children to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and watching them learn how to scuba dive in this amazing outdoor lagoon filled with sea life.
If you ever have a chance to go scuba diving in the waters around the Channel Islands, you will see the beauty of kelp. This area, near Santa Barbara, is home to one third of the kelp forests in Southern California.
Watching a gorgeous sunset is probably one of the most awe-inspiring things to do almost anywhere in the world. I love watching hoards people rush to the beach with their cameras to try to capture the moment. I decided to keep the name of this line fairly generic because I honestly couldn’t decide which beach had the best sunset.
Yosemite National Park is one of my favorite places in the whole world! The majestic mountains, rushing waterfalls, tranquil streams and colorful foliage create an unforgettable vision of how beautiful and creative the natural world can be. If you live in California or are just visiting, I truly believe this place is a “must-see” because it is so incredibly gorgeous!
The hues and shades of green in this line of pottery remind me of the avocado trees here in my hometown of Fallbrook, California. This small town claims to be the avocado capital of the world!
Aqua, teal, and turquoise are just a few of the colors of blue in the ocean waves that crash onto this beautiful beach just north of San Diego. This is one of my favorite places to show off to visitors who have never been to California. This is one of my favorite lines for our nature-inspired pottery and ceramics inspired by nature.
The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch is a fifty-acre dazzling rainbow of beautiful ranunculus flowers set on a hillside overlooking the striking Carlsbad, California coastline. The flowers are in bloom for approximately six to eight weeks each year – from early March through early May – literally bringing the famous fields back to life.
I usually don’t particularly care for dyed flowers since I prefer natural beauty. However, in this case, a little bit of a human interference can help a beautiful white flower become even more striking.
This is one of my favorite towns to escape to for a night or two. The beaches are picturesque and the colors in the water and surrounding flowers and plants are stunning..
Taking a drive along Highway 1, you will see the rugged cliffs overlooking the deep blue sea churning against the rocky shoreline