More beautiful fan-made Outlander-inspired items! The creativity and talent of the Outlander fandom is amazing, and I have two more artists to present to you.
Bass Clay Works, Tamara Bass
I run a small pottery business, Bass Clay Works, out of my home in Rocky Mount, NC. I make my pieces at home and use two local studios to do all of my glazing and kiln firing. I do a combination of throwing on the pottery wheel and hand building. All of my items are food safe as well as dishwasher, oven and microwave safe. I focus mainly on making pieces for cooking and serving but I also make decorative pieces for home and garden such as flower pots. I share a birthday with JAMMF and as a very practical Taurus, I love for my things to beautiful but functional for everyday use.
I took my first pottery class in April of 2015 which was also about the time I discovered Outlander. I discovered the show through a blog post right after episode 5 aired. I binge watched the first 5 episodes, eagerly waited for episode 6 and immediately started the book series. At this point, I was hopelessly obsessed with this story. I hadn’t thought about it before now, but my 2 obsessions began at just about the same time!
The first time I put my hands in clay I knew that this was what I wanted to do. I love simple lines, and like Outlander, I take so much inspiration from nature. I commonly use leaves, shells, animals, birds, flowers, etc in my designs. Lately I have been making some Outlander inspired dragonfly pieces including plates, bowls, pitchers and mugs. I just bought some new “amber” colored glaze to experiment with so look for some new dragonfly items soon! Outlander inspires me in several ways. First, I think Claire has a true passion and calling for healing. We don’t see enough of strong women being true to their calling. Finding your true passion in life is something that can be difficult to do, it took me 46 years to find mine in pottery! For me time stops when I am at “work”, and there is nothing I would rather be doing. Also, I love how often this story showcases those small beautiful moments in life that pop up amid the trials and struggles that we all face. Pottery can be like that in a way. It sounds silly, but sometimes just having beautiful things around me like a pretty mug for my morning coffee can cheer me up and be that small peaceful moment in a crazy day. Yes, I know, I really am obsessed with pottery.
Calligraphics, Cheryl Tefft
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