Sister Art Pottery
- ABOUT THE ARTISTS-
JILL LINDSEY is a potter that works from a home studio in Homewood, Al. She has been making pottery for about 10 years and loves participating in local art shows.
To achieve a unique look for every piece of pottery I use various clay colors, textures, and glazes.
Pottery is made either on a wheel (wheel-thrown) or by the slab technique (handbuilt). All of my pottery is handbuilt. Starting with a slab of clay, each piece is formed and designed by hand. When the pieces are completely dry — called green ware — I fire them in an electric kiln. After this first firing the pieces are called bisque ware. I then apply various glazes to the bisque pieces and fire the pottery a second time. After my final firing I always look forward to opening the kiln to see the finished pottery.
My love for craft began at 6 years of age. Making fancy mud pies decorated with mimosa blooms was a childhood passion.
Next came sewing, then cooking, followed by gardening. All of the craft experiences came together as I was nearing retirement from a 36 year nursing career. An opportunity to take a handbuilt pottery class presented itself and, boom all of the craft came together.
Each handbuilt piece requires different elements of past experiences. Making patterns, measuring slabs of clay, mixing glaze ingredients, and of course making clay flowers.
I share my studio with my sister Jill Lindsey and together we have fun working and creating as Sister Art Pottery.