Carrie graduated from Mansfield University with a bachelor's in Art Education. She taught art to high school and middle school students in both Maryland and New Hampshire public schools for 9 years. She stopped teaching when she had her first daughter in 2007 and has since been a stay at home mom and a potter. She enjoys teaching all levels of adult wheel throwing as well as paint nights at the Round Hill Arts Center. She specializes in creative design, finishing off work properly as well as surface texture and glazing techniques. She currently sells her items at shows in the tri-state area as well as display her pieces at the Cooley Gallery in Leesburg, VA.
The perception of beauty can be found in nature with its predictable, yet still unpredictable patterns. The beauty of the wood fired process is the creation of a one of a kind piece of work that can never be replicated in its entirety due to the chaotic flux of the fire. Chaos in essence is order disguised within disorder and such is the wood fired process. Utilizing elements of nature including raw earthen clay, ash glaze, wood, and fire, the production of an organically based art form is achievable. I believe strongly in the interaction and experience of humans with art forms, as art in its earliest creations was interwoven with daily life. Wood Fired Pottery with a focus on functional wares achieves these ideals.
Eric M. Scott is a mixed media artist living in Purcellville, Virginia. As a former public school art educator, he frequently travels and provides workshops on the power of art and the visual journal. Eric is a founding member of the Journal Fodder Junkies and coauthor of the best selling books, The Journal Junkies Workshop and Journal Fodder 365.