So who is this Amanda Pawley person? In her own words:
“I’ve been making pots for 14 years. I took my first class in 2003, and I’ve been working in clay ever since. After college I worked with another full time potter in Florida for two years, which is where I learned more of the business side of being an artist. My husband and I have had our own studio in Kentucky for 10 years, and we both work at the studio full time.
My favorite part of the process is throwing pieces on the wheel. It is very relaxing! It is extremely easy to get caught up in the process and lose track of time, very similar to knitting and crocheting. I love making functional ware, making beautiful pieces that also have a purpose. I believe handmade crafts stimulate an emotional connection with the user. I am happiest when people enjoy using one of my pots.
All of my clay and glazes are food, dishwasher, microwave and oven safe. I stream every day live from my studio. I can teach others about the ceramic process, and streaming allows customers to watch their order being made in real time.”
You can get your own Knitty 15th Anniversary mug (in your choice of any of the colors they offer) right on their site. They’ll ship anywhere. If you order, pop up a picture when you get it on Twitter or Instagram, would you? Use the hashtag #knittymag so we can see yours in action!