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Peas Please: A Potter Talks About the Inspiration and Process Behind her “Sweet Pea” Vessels

Ceramic artist Kim Westad started out her career as a graphic designer, but soon realized that she didn’t want to sit at a computer all day. Following the suggestion of a friend she decided to take a pottery class. And, as she puts it, “it didn’t take long for me to realize that working with clay was what had been missing from my creative life.” Eventually, she left her steady paycheck behind and took the plunge into pottery full time. In today’s video, Kim talks about the inspiration behind her work and takes us through the process of making one of her signature forms: the Sweet Pea. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor



Do you like hearing about process and inspiration straight from the potter’s mouth? Then check out Collaboration: The Ceramic Art of Tom Coleman and Frank Boyden in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore.


To see more images of Kim Westad’s work or to purchase, visit her Etsy shop. Learn more about Kim at www.kimwestad.com.