The Lulu Bird
A note from Liz Aldag:
During the day, I am an art therapist; I work with children who have developmental disorders, as well as children who suffer from serious medical illnesses. I love my job, but it can be emotionally taxing, and pottery is my release from all of that. I create functional, wheel-thrown pottery and handmade ceramic jewelry here in Durham North Carolina. I am inspired by simple patterns, clean lines, and unfussy shapes. All of my pieces are food, dishwasher, and microwave safe.
I have a personal theory that everything you need to know about life you can learn from working with clay. Making pottery teaches you to be present in the moment. It teaches you let go and move on - to accept that things don't always work out the way you want. Sometimes the kiln mis-fires, a piece cracks, or a glaze runs in an unexpected way. Working with clay teaches you that it's ok to get dirty, that you have to always be mindful, and to find that happy space balance between being strong and being gentle.