Stacia Miller

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Stacia Miller

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Stacia Miller remembers making a few clay projects in elementary and middle school, which never turned out like she had imagined. So when she was required to take a basic pottery course for her art degree at McMurry University, Stacia wasn’t very excited about it. But not long into the semester, she really began to enjoy the medium. She had an excellent teacher who showed her all the wonderful possibilities that clay presents. Stacia proceeded to take all of the pottery classes McMurry offered, and decided to open her own pottery studio one day.

The summer of 2008 Stacia Miller interned with Sherri Jo Adams, ownerStacia Miller planter web
of Mudworks Pottery in Boerne, Texas, who also displays at Artisans at Rocky Hill. Sherri Jo taught her that pottery can be a career, not just a hobby.

Stacia started Clay by Stacia in May 2012. She loves producing pottery that is both functional and beautiful. “Everyone can eat off of paper plates, but where’s the fun in that?” Stacia says. Well made pottery is a joy to use in the kitchen and around the home. Stacia loves how handmade pottery turns everyday events, such as meals, into something special.

Stacia enjoys wheel throwing and slab building. She makes all of her own glazes, and likes to experiment with different colors. Her pottery is fired to 2190 degrees in her electric kiln, making it very durable, dishwasher safe, and microwave safe. Stacia Miller hopes you enjoy using her pottery as much as she enjoys making it!

Sherri Jo Adams

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Sherri Jo Adams

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Sherri Jo began her pottery career 8 years ago by taking some classes from 2 established potters & then continued studying independently. Since then Sherri Jo has won awards in juried competitions, & recognized in ‘Dallas Home Design’ & ‘Richardson Living’ magazines. She continues teaching beginning wheel lessons for adults, works on numerous custom orders, & makes her pottery available through galleries and art shows.

The simple shapes and forms are one of a kind, wheel thrown & hand built stoneware. All pieces are functionalSherri Jo Adams Owl teapot
& created with non-leaded clay bodies and glazes. Sherri Jo’s pottery is safe in the oven, microwave and dishwasher.

Sherri Jo‘s inspiration comes from her faith & the works of all artists, no matter what the medium. She enjoys creating forms that can be used & shared among family & friends for generations to come. She wants her art Sherri Jo Adams pitcher
to be recognized for the love and hope she has for life, and her belief in traditions.

“Pottery making is one of the most ancient arts, & I have always been intrigued by the process & techniques, which are still very much the same. I am mostly inspired by early utilitarian American folk pottery that uses simple shapes & forms. When I work with the earth’s substance, clay, I am able to become an integral part of this world. So, by creating useful pots with my hands for others to enjoy, I am expressing my thanks to God for blessing me with this talent.”