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Hi I’m Donna!

I am a potter and pastelist, or at least that is what I have been trying to be. I worked full time and often overtime, I was a band mom and chaperone and a very proud mom of a graduate from the University of North Carolina - Greensboro school of music - studying the trumpet and music performance.

By the time I got home I didn't have the energy or mental capacity to do anything but veg out or get on the computer and research. Researching required less brain power then trying to kick in my right brain.

However, it meant I spent more time researching then actually creating art. So that I wouldn't loose what I found and I wanted a quick way to find it again, I would save the links on a webpage. Oh yeah! I'm a web developer as well and I created this website.

Since I had the webpages created, I thought I would share that research with you. Check out the links above and if you have any information you would like to share, please let me know. I will continue to post what I find, but my goal is to get out into my studio and actually work.

I have always wanted to create sculptures, but somehow got off task and need to get back on track. I have no excuse now — since I’m not working and our son is grown — to get out there. I just need a "Kick In the Seat of the Pants”. So, time to dust off the book and get busy creating.

If you have a creative side and would like to try out some basic classes, I am offering basic art classes for ages 9 & up and hand built pottery classes for ages 12 & up. Please check out the classes page for more information.

Thanks for stopping by. More to come so come back soon!