I started doing handbuilt pottery 4 years ago. I apprenticed under my father, who has been a sucessful artist/potter who sells in Gallerys for years and years. I work in his studio, and at first mimic'ed his style to get the feel of clay. While I loved his work, mine drifted into a more "girly" style. As much as I love selling my work, and knowing others love it, I love love love creating it. Each piece completed feels like giving birth, minus the pain!