LuciaArts hand built functional pottery, greeting cards from original watercolor paintings, and watercolor painting prints, will be at select Makers Markets.

Primarily nature, my garden, textures and animals inspire my artwork. I do hand building with clay including pinch pots, slab work and coiling. One of the coiling methods I do is like drawing with clay. I lay coiling patterns in a mold and it can take a lot of time to fit the pieces together like a puzzle. I create functional clay art to bring joy to every day living, like having coffee or tea from a beautiful mug that is pleasant to hold. I also like to be playful by creating ducks that rattle and exploring new ideas. I took a drawing for painting class to enhance my ceramic designs and discovered how much I enjoy watercolor. My greeting cards are of original paintings that celebrate local scenes and simple pleasures.

The fact that a lotus grows from the mud describes my experience. As a potter I work with mud and transform a lump of clay into functional art. I also meditate daily to rise above the mud of human challenges and have a spiritual perspective of my creativity.

Upcoming Makers Markets in 2023

The Whatcom Artist of Clay and Kiln Studio Tour will take place on November 4 & 5 from 11-4. LuciaArts is opening her studio and marketing her artwork along with the pottery of Ellen Howard. Go to for more information and to get a map.

Rome Grange Holiday Bazaar, November 18, 9:00am – 4:00 PM, 2821 Mt. Baker Highway, Rome, WA

Email me at if you would like to be on my e-mail list for occasional correspondence about upcoming hand building pottery classes and workshops.

Hand-building with Clay

 Handbuilding techniques provide a useful foundation for creating functional and fun pottery.  Each of the first three classes will have a new focus including creating with pinch pots, slab work and coiling. The forth class will be open for using the skills you have learned to create as you wish. Assistance will be available as needed. Options for glazing applications will be introduced and practiced. Pottery will be kiln fired twice and all supplies are included. The cost is $200. for five classes. This class provides a basis for continuing with my Clay Club and future Workshops in my Sunnyland neighborhood studio.

If you are interested in classes beginning in 2024, please contact me at and I will add you to my e-mail list.