Karin Lorenc

Karin Lorenc makes functional stoneware pottery in bright colors. All of her pottery is food, dishwasher, and microwave safe in addition to being just gorgeous! Read on for more about Karin.

Tell me about how you originally got into your craft.
I've loved working with clay ever since I took a community art class when I was 7 years old or so. It was on Thursday afternoons and all week long I'd look forward to it, hoping I'd get a chance to throw on the wheel. Now I get to throw pottery everyday! As an adult I took an art class in the rain forest where I learned to make and fire pottery with what I could find outside. There was no going back after that! I love the natural process of making pottery. It's fun to eat out of a bowl or drink from a cup that's really just a hunk of earth.

What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
EAT!!! And cook. I LOVE food. And I love to eat food off of pretty dishes. Especially the handmade kind.

What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your shop?
Taking pictures is a nightmare for me. I have shaky hands. Well actually they only seem to be shaky when I'm taking the pictures... I'm getting better but I still have much room for improvement.

What item in your shop would you most like to receive as a gift if someone were shopping for you?
I think I might pick this set of mugs.

I have trouble making up my mind when choosing colors. When I have my morning coffee I always pick a mug to suit my mood. As a potter I have some pretty great options as you might imagine!

When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
First it was a teacher. Then an artist. I'm doing alright in the grand scheme of things.

What other shops out there do you love?
I love the pottery from Object Alcove.

margotbianca for batik.

And I'm quite addicted to handmade soap. Two Rivers Soap Company is one of my favorite soap stores.

What does your future hold?
Cheese! World travel. World cheese tasting. Aah the best of both worlds.

Indeed. Mmm...cheese. Visit Karin Lorenc today. Hey! Maybe you should eat a cheese sandwich off of one of these!