Casamariposa Art Studio
My art studio was built in December of 2006. It sits on almost 3 acres of property, full of gardens and fruit trees. The studio is 16' by 24' , not huge, but filled with lots of sunshine from the solid glass wall facing south. The mountain ranges that I can see from my potter's wheel are a huge source of inspiration to me. The studio is so named after the house I live in. Casa De La Mariposa is the name of my "casa". It means "house of the butterfly woman".
I use my electric wheel for throwing and the kick wheel for trimming each piece of pottery. I use a variety of clays and glazes to create the pieces. I have been working with Bristlecone (a gritty, pink colored clay), Danish White (pure white and fine), Cassius (a black colored clay) and Terracotta (Red clay).