In May 2014, I graduated from Wells College with a degree in Psychology and minors in Art and Sociology. While I enjoyed learning about psychology in the classroom at Wells, I discovered my true life’s passion in the ceramic studio. I now spend my days creating functional pottery on my potter’s wheel with my hands…and occasionally my feet!
~ Rebecca Wind
This gallery contains 21 photos.
He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. ~Clarence Budington Kelland
I was born and grew up in Tokyo, and have lived in Rochester, N.Y. since 1989 when I started potting. I worked as a market researcher and was involved with many products; foods, soft drinks, magazine, camera and so on. I learned the importance of making good products.
Why pottery? A potter, it sounds good, doesn’t it?
I dreamed of being one for a long time. I was once told not touch clay because it attracts people mysteriously, later days of Picasso, for instance. When I married and moved here, my dream was realized with my wife’s warmest support. I have had no formal pottery training except a pottery club during my university days, when I became possessed by the clay.
I love making pottery, especially functional; I call it “Zakki (a bunch of pots)”. My pots are designed to be simple, easy to handle, and go with any kind of foods at a reasonable price for you to use everyday. Japanese use many different kinds of dishes, colors and shapes, to decorate a meal and a table. Next time you cook or serve a meal, please imagine which dish sets off (cheers up) your meal.