Mandy lives and works in Twisp, Washington, where she spends most of her time potting and the remainder of her time hiking, cross-country skiing, and gardening!
Mandy creates most of her pieces on the pottery wheel and has recently incorporated some slab-built pieces into her line. She has spent the past 10 years developing a special stencil method by which she can transfer her patterns to her pieces. Her patterns are inspired by her love of printmaking, block printing, textiles, and architecture.
She earned a BFA in Fine Art in 2001 and has been working seriously with clay since 2005. She spent 10 years as part of the Clayworks cooperative in Seattle where she worked in company with several accomplished potters and sculptors.
She now has a home studio where she does her throwing and firing, and a retail and design studio at TwispWorks that is open to the public. Her pieces are made from 2 different dark brown clay bodies that are nearly fully vitrified when fired, forming a tightly sealed surface safe for food. She also offers additional liquid quartz sealer if requested. All glazes are lead-free and food safe.
Mandy can usually be found at the Methow Valley Farmers Market most Saturdays during the summer. Or you are welcome to stop by her studio in Building Q on the TwispWorks campus. Her work is also available at the Methow Valley Goods retail store on the TwispWorks campus and on line at www.MethowValleyGoods.Com as well as other valley retailers.