May 2020 selfie with my tree scarring land art.

About Me

Art has always played a huge role in my life. I’ve sketched for most of my life, and dabbled in ink, watercolor, and oil painting. I spent several years as part of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), creating period accurate gouache and gold illuminations–ornate pages that were¬† typically calligraphed and donated to the society as award scrolls. But I didn’t discover my love of pottery until July 2019, when I took a class at the Union Project here in Pittsburgh.

My interest quickly bloomed into a mild obsession. In just the first week of my class, I probably watched more than 50 hours of pottery videos on YouTube. I spent so much time thinking about, learning about, and creating pottery that I dreamt about it every night for months. Thankfully I’ve learned to balance my new hobby by now. Pottery has become a cornerstone of my life and contributes greatly to my perception of myself as an artist. It is my medium.

In Spring 2020, I decided to move from the Union Project to a local community college arts program to nurture my interest and explore other modes. That was where I discovered my propensity for creating ceramic sculpture, and my emotional illustration through non-functional pieces began.

When Coronavirus struck this year, I had just finished building a wedging table for my studio, intending to focus on handbuilding and sculpture and rent a kiln as needed. However, I came to the realization that investing in my own wheel, kiln, and general studio needs would be worth the independence and experimentation. And so was born Terru Ceramics. I want to share my art with people who love it as much as I do. Thank you for supporting small businesses, and feel free to reach out to me.

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