Mary Joyce Laycock

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Pottery is my passion.  I love the feel of clay whether I am throwing on the wheel or hand-building. It is an absolute thrill to take a ball of clay and pull it up on the wheel into a piece of pottery. With sculpting I find such pleasure in creating whimsical creatures and figures, bestowing them with unique personalities.  Often I combine the sculptures with wheel-thrown pots. Almost all of my pottery is functional and all is food/oven safe. My supportive husband mixes most of the glazes I use and tests them for safety and durability. My parents were both artistic in their mediums and it has been so special to incorporate portions of their art into my ceramics. Clay is a life-long learning process and I am loving the journey.