Pam McFadyen of Lurearts Pottery creates functional pottery and jewelry that is meant to be used every day. Works include rice bowls, mugs and serving vessels, but also clocks, pendants, and ceramic rings.
Tell me about how you originally got into your craft, Pam.
I've always loved making things but I didn't get into pottery until I was in University. Its like you always hear, I took one pottery class and I was hooked.
What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
Well, besides making pots, I love to dance. I was a dance instructor for quite a while until my body started breaking down. I still take drop-in lessons when I can find the time. I also love going to music gigs. There is something about live music that is addictive.
What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your business?
Finding the time to do everything. There is so much more to do than to just making pots. Book keeping, ordering supplies, promotion, applications, organization, glaze chemistry...it all gets in the way of actually making things.
What item in your shop would you most like to receive as a gift if someone were shopping for you?
Ooh, I love my new Soup and Sandwich sets. They are great for lunch and also those one-pot-meals that I make like curry with rice, pasta, or stew.
I would like to commission an 8 place setting. For some reason I never get around to making full sets for myself.
When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
A ballerina or a teacher. I was fortunate enough to be both of those for a while.
What other shops or artists out there do you love?
Great clothing by treehouse 28
I have been coveting the goggles by BoilerGoth
Great pottery that is so much different from my own: Morris Pottery and Song and Branch
What does your future hold?
Pots, Pots and more pots. I have also been working on some photography with Resin so I may open a second shop on Etsy. Otherwise, if things kept on this way, I'd be pretty happy with my life.
Visit Pam on Etsy and at lureartsceramics.blogspot.com