About 8 years ago, I took my first pottery class at the Art Center in Robson Ranch, the community where I live. Because I was still working, I had very little time to make pots, so I gradually did less and less till I finally quit. Then about 2.5 years ago, after I was retired, I took it back up again. I dabbled around with it for awhile and decided I really enjoyed making pots. So last December while my house was being renovated, I bought a used pottery kiln. I finally got the electrical installed for it in June and bought a wheel then, also. Since I was throwing pots on my patio, I named my hobby business Backporch Pottery by Tracy.

And now, I’m building an addition to my house that will be my pottery studio.

Backporch Pottery by Tracy - Studio construction - prepping for stucco

Here are a few samples of some of the pottery pieces I’ve made.

Bubble Bowl

Bubble Bowl - blue & green

Horse Hair Raku Pot

Raku - horse hair - Bolero

Berry Bowls

Berry Bowls

Planter with Baby Tears

Blue Planter with baby tears

I’m still perfecting my pottery making skills. There is a lot to learn, and practice is key to getting better. I’ll update you with more about my pottery adventures with Backporch Pottery by Tracy in the new year.

In the meantime, Izzie and I hope all of you have a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Holidays!!!