Monday, May 5, 2008

Meet The BOOMERS...

One by One! We're running a series of mini interviews, based on questions that we think were originally posed by Gerry of Gerry's Jewel Box as a basis for getting to know each other (thanks, Gerry). We will go in no particular order, but will do our BBEST to get everyone posted. The fifth interview in our series is with Here are her answers to the questions:

1. What is the name of your shop/s?

2. What kind of items do you sell?

Stoneware Porcelain and Raku fired pieces both functional and art pottery

3. How did you find Etsy and Boomers also?

My oldest daughter has friends that sell on etsy and she thought I should give it a try So,by reading the forum I learned that finding a team that I fit well with would be very wise. BBEST was the one I thought I would fit in with and be able give as well as

4. How long have you been engaged in your art/craft?

I have been doing some form of ceramics all my life and pottery on and off 20 years

5. Do you consider yourself a hobbyist or a professional craftsperson?

Oh I don’t know how to answer this one? I do what I do for myself, I don’t really know what the difference is?

6. What inspires you?

Everything around me, shapes, sounds, emotions.

7. Please share with us what a typical day is like in your workshop or studio?

There really is no typical day, I throw when the mood strikes me. I have been known to get out of bed in the middle of the night to throw a pot.

8. What keeps you company while you are working on a project?

Very loud music, Classic rock and 80’s hair bands, my favorite Van Halen t-shirt and lots of incense

9. What is your favorite 'task' related to your art/craft?

Oh throwing for sure!

10. What is your least favorite 'task' related to your art/craft?

I love every bit of it up till its finished, having to list and sell is not as fun

11. Would you care to share any 'words of wisdom' with other aspiring artists or
Well their not really 'words of wisdom' but how I live my life just do what you love follow your heart and the rest will come.

Please leave a comment for the artist. What did you learn about her?


blazingneedles said...

Great words of wisdom!

jstinson said...

I love Pearl's work! You can just tell it is done with love and pride. I also enjoy her in the forum chat. Great choice for a featured artist! Best wishes for your continued success Pearl.

Kat said...

That sounds like our Pearl! Love your work.

Liv said...

Wonderful to see more exposure for Pearl's work. Her pottery is lovely and she is a great part of our BBEST team.

Beth said...

Great feature on Pearl. I love her work and great words of wisdom.

joonbeam said...

Pearl is a delightful addition to the boomers. She is always positive and giving and she has a fabulous, natural sense of humor. She always brightens my day. I love love love her work. My BBEST mug is oneof my favorite things. It's a pleasure to know her and I am so happy she is in my life. Thank you for featuring her this week. ox lady joon :)

thewildhare said...

Pearl, this sounds just like you! And what a wonderful thing, to be who you are through and through, so that I would recognize you anywhere! :) LOVE your work, and LOVE BOTH of my wonderful Fehustoneware Mugs!!!

Sixsisters said...

Pearl is one of my favorite people on etsy . She is honest and her work is wonderful. Her honesty
shows in her work. It is clean and classic and

JunkyardGypsy said...

Pearl, what a lovely interview - your work is awesome and I've enjoyed getting to know you and the rest of the Boomers. You are truly an asset to this group.

Judy Nolan said...

Pearl exuberance for her work shines through in this interview. She is a spontaneous and loving person who also happens to be highly creative. I have my own little Pearl collection scattered throughout the house...a vase here, a utensil holder there, a cookie jar, a bowl...I'm sure I'll be adding to the collection!

AltheaP said...

I love that Pearl is a no-schedule girl, getting up in the middle of the night to throw a pot!

Jill said...

Hurray for Pearl!! Not only is she talented, but she's willing to share her knowledge. Keep up the good work, Pearl!!

Precious Quilts said...

Loved reading and getting to know Pearl even better! She is a wonderfully talented person and such a kind and thoughtful member of the BBEST TEAM! I feel very honoured to call her a friend.

Anitra Cameron said...

What wonderful pottery! Pearl must be very special, judging from the comments of people who know her. I'm pleased to make her acquaintance!