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.

My pottery and watercolor prints will be available at the following Markets in 2024. Stay tuned, this list will be updated when new events are scheduled.

Find select pottery at PNW Waffle Boutique, 1230 Cornwall Ave. Bellingham Wa. 98225

The Portal Pop Up Container Market, July 1-7, 298 W. Laurel St. Bellingham Wa.

LuciaArts and The Painted Thread will be at Waypoint Park with hand-built pottery, watercolor prints, greeting cards, kids keepsake embroidery art, handmade baby items and crocheted gifts. The shop will be open 12-8 and any changes will be posted here.

Sunnyland Stomp, July 20, 3-8. Bellingham Wa.

Stop by to say hi, enjoy your creativity at an art table, and shop locally at the Arts and Makers Celebration Market. LuciaArts is highlighting greeting cards and prints made from original watercolor paintings and fun-ctional hand built ceramic art. kraftyhall is featuring whimsical crafts – many with purpose and from recycled materials and some are very huggable. The Painted thread will have kids keepsake embroidery art, handmade baby items and crocheted gifts. Hexagon Textile is bringing naturally dyed textiles and handmade brooms.” 

For more details and a map go to: http://www.sunnylandstomp.com

Whatcom Artist of Kiln and Clay Studio Tour, December 7 & 8, from 10-5. For more information go here.