Kelley’s Creative Collection of Pottery, Classes and Massage
Share in the joy of Kelley’s passion for creativity, clay and healing touch. Her passion shines and blesses through her hands in both her pottery and massage.
You can browse Kelley’s pottery collection on the aPottery page or purchase from her esty page or through Xanadu Gallery.
Or maybe you’re ready to learn new pottery skills or rejuvenate your own creative spirit. Kelley offers a wide range of classes from basic clay and wheel work to guest workshops and general creativity classes. For the list and schedule, visit her aCentering page.
I’ve had a camera in my hands or been working in clay off and on for most of my life. My maternal grandmother first introduced me to art by way of her slip casting hobby. When I took a pottery class in 1990 at a Junior College to reduce the stress of a horrific job situation, I found porcelain and was hooked on clay as my primary medium. I’ve traveled around the world, studied with various masters and thoroughly enjoy the medium of clay. I hope you will too.
My grad school teacher, Dan Hammett, always stressed that he only knows so much, and that we should spend our summers soaking up as much information from others as possible. I once stood mesmerized in front of a display of Rudolph Staffel’s translucent porcelain works at the Texas Clay where I first met Randy Brodnax. Years later, after moving back home, I had the pleasure to bring many of the world’s finest clay artists here to Fayetteville and soak up their mastery! My favorite is a great teacher and entertainer, Randy Brodnax. He will regale you with his life stories, and I learned from him how to work larger. My sinks thrown from a 25# piece of clay are a testament to his influence.
My pottery studio is an old metal barn on our small farm. I love the times of the year when I can open the slider door and embrace all of nature from the trees and rocks, to the roaming chickens, and the neighbor’s cows. It’s an amazing place to create and when you purchase, I get to create more. Thank you for looking, spreading the news of my work and purchasing… Have a wonderful day!
Kelley Hatfield Wilks, Fayetteville ARkansas Pottery Classes, Custom Vessel Sinks, Tile Mosaics, Functional Crtist Workshops, Fun Parties Yoga