Clay by Nature Pottery is this weeks featured Etsy Artist at On Fire for Handmade. You will find stunning, handmade pottery in this Etsy Shop! Functional Art for the Home and Heart made by Deborah Hager! “This is my full time job, I sell in galleries, I do shows and have a few wholesale accounts. I have been on Etsy since The winter of 2015.”
Deborah Hager is the artist that works behind the scenes in this shop! She was born in a small suburb outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She had a strong interest in Art as a child.
After High School she attended Pittsburgh Art Institue and Indiana Universirty of Pennsylvania. Recently Deborah completed her bachelors of Fine Art at Colorado State University, Pueblo
Passion for Art
“I started my shop when we moved to Divide Colorado in 1999. We were a military family and moved often, So, when My Husband retired from the Army in 2000 that gave me the green light to set up shop here in Divide. We live on the back side of Pikes Peak at 9200 feet in elevation, I get much of my inspiration from objects and animals and in nature.
Just about everyday I see Elk, Deer, and many Birds passing through our property. There are 3 lakes around us and in the summer there are many Dragonflies, I love to Kayak on our largest lake and watch them swirling all around us.
We have a 3 car garage that I have converted into a studio space. I have 2 kilns a wheel and slab roller to make as much pottery as my heart desires. Most of my work is thrown on the wheel. Once it is thrown I wait until it dries some and then decorate each piece myself. Pots decorated with sculpted Calla Lilies and hand painted dragonflies. A Sgraffito line has Fish and Luna Moths painted on them. Most of the sgraffito work is wood or soda fired.
This is my full time job, I sell in galleries, I do shows and have a few wholesale accounts. I have been on Etsy since The winter of 2015″