Dot Burnworth, Brighter Days Pottery
Pottery to me is about connections.
I own a teaching studio so that I can help people connect to one another in a positive, supportive community. I make pots in hopes that people will use them to relate to their world in a more meaningful way. When you drink from my mug, I hope it causes you to slow down…to not just gulp down your coffee on your way to work, but rather to be mindful: to fully experience the cup you are holding, and just maybe, that habit of mindfulness will seep into the rest of your experience of your day.
I hope that using my pots will inspire you to be fully present in that moment, whether you are serving a big family meal or an intimate dinner for one or two. I believe that mindfulness includes choosing those material possessions that really make you feel good; that bring positive energy to your life. I encourage you to think about every single item you have in your home. Is it physical and emotional clutter, or does it enhance your life, bringing you joy and a sense of peace and home?
I create primarily wheel-thrown functional pottery in warm, bright colors. I am drawn to the process and the product of piercing. Thenegative space creates energy as well as a point of introspection and rest. I strive to create well-crafted utilitarian pots that will inspire you to slow down and be fully present in each moment.
Love your life and everything in it.