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I spent 29 years in the Air Force, retired in March 2004, and now make pottery full time.   I first took pottery classes in 2000.  In 2001, I volunteered at a military Craft Center in Hawaii, taught pottery classes, and later became the lead pottery volunteer.  I participated in annual Raku Ho'olaule'a Events in Hawaii from 2001 to 2004 and had pieces selected for the follow-on show each year.  I started Fireblaze Pottery in 2005.

 

I participate in several art events each year and show my work in a local gallery, all of which are listed on the Events page.

 

I had a piece of my work featured in the Lark publication "500 Raku".   In February 2011, I shipped 21 pieces of pottery for a commission to display in the Okura Hotel in Macau.  A picture of that work can be seen on the gallery page, under commissions.  In 2014, I was commissioned to make 3 pieces for the Sanya Sunny Bay Hotel in Hainan.

 

My life has been stimulated by the variety of beautiful things I've experienced in my travels.  I am very mechanically-oriented and carry that to my pottery.  My goal is to ensure each piece has a smooth flow from start to finish - to create beautiful pieces of art - both functional and decorative - in a variety of firing techniques.

 

Please email me if you are interested in a private class, visiting my home studio/gallery, or discussing my pottery. 

 

                   Email me at: Wanda(at)FireblazePottery(dot)com

                   Fireblaze Pottery

                   Gig Harbor, Washington