Most of my art career I've focused experimenting with works on paper, lithographic printmaking, collage, book making, and primarily watercolor painting. In 2006 my family and I moved to Northwest Indiana and I took up pottery, first as an exploration with the medium, but quickly becoming totally obsorbed in throwing and hand building. My artistic passion now is totally focused on pottery. The first three years making pottery were at LillStreet Studios in Chicago. During 2010 I began working at LillStreet's Lakeside Michigan studio and continue using that studio to this day. But... I am now in the process of building my own kiln with the special construction skills of Matthew Gaddy (an exceptional wood fire potter) at my "Work in Progress" studio at my home residence near New Carlisle Indiana.
The Joyce Kiln is named in memory my mother Joyce L. Skinner.
Photos by Louise
Belmont-Skinner and Steven Skinner.