My pots are symbolic forms that I entrust to hold my internal experiences. They are hand built, beginning with a sphere of clay. I pinch an opening, elongate the form by using my arm, then place it on a sling or “nest” where I allow it to rest. My finishing processes include burnishing, bisquing, and pit or raku firing.
Natalie has attended many handbuilding clay workshops at Penland School of Crafts. She has also taken clay workshops at Peters Valley in NJ and John C Campbell School of Arts in western NC. Natalie is known for her expertise in making large pinch pots and has led workshops, teaching others this technique.
Natalie is a member of the Orange County Artists Guild, where she has participated in their annual Studio Tour for many years. She is also a member of the Durham Art Guild where she has been juried into several shows and has exhibited her work in members shows. She is represented locally at the FRANK Gallery in Chapel Hill, NC and her work may be seen at her own studio/gallery.