ABOUT MICHELLE LUU POTTERY
My name is Michelle and I am the maker behind Michelle Luu Pottery. I create a variety of one-of-a-kind pieces for the home. My hope is that these pieces will become part of your daily routines and rituals--from Sunday morning breakfasts to family and friend get togethers. I believe in the art of handmade elements so all my pieces are wheel thrown or hand built. Each piece I make is crafted with care and love for the process in and of itself as well as the final product it will become. Because each piece is handmade there is always an element of imperfection or uniqueness and I believe that there is a certain beauty derived from these so-called imperfections. I want to make things that are used every day.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
I am a full time Microbiologist who had never touched clay until the day I spontaneously enrolled in a class at a local pottery studio in June 2013. That day, I fell in love with the texture of clay between my fingers and I would spend all my free time at the studio creating piece after piece. It has been a process of self discovery since then because I found something that I am truly passionate about and I am continually striving to learn and grow from this creative experience.
WHAT POTTERY MEANS TO ME
Each piece begins with a lump of clay. Within this lump, there are infinite possibilities waiting to be expressed. I love seeing it transform into something truly unique; something that I created with my own two hands. The entire creative process is incredible-throwing on a wheel, trimming, bisque firing, sanding, glazing, and firing a piece. For me, Pottery is a form of meditation where I am able to let go of the stresses of life. Just as meditation and yoga are important aspects of my life, pottery is also something that I practice daily, with patience, compassion, and an open heart.