Friday, April 13, 2012

Featured Sellers

Please welcome Judy Abdelaziz - New Day Pottery

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I have been married for 25 years and we have two sons ages 17 and 22. In my free time I enjoy reading and spending time at our cabin in the NC mountains (hiking to waterfalls, photographing nature, sitting around the fire)

What do you make? My shop features wheel thrown stoneware for entertaining and decorating your home.

How long have you made your product(s)? I started taking classes in 2004 and started my business in 2008. My sister in law invited me to take a class with her for a few nights a week. I loved the challenge of making beautiful things so much that I signed up for more and more classes. Eventually my husband bought me a wheel for Christmas and the following Anniversary a kiln. That was when it officially became a business and not just a hobby, because I was making too many things to keep or give away That's when I started going to art and pottery shows.

Your favorite thing to make & why? Well, anything new or different. I go to alot of workshops and love to come home and challenge myself to make something from all that I learned. Just a few days ago I went thru a book on Raku pottery and sketched some ideas. The next day was so much fun since I then made my version of those items.

Anything else you would like to add? I am a member of the Carolina Claymatters Guild and I am the webmaster of their blog and facebook page. Last year I was the President. I also help with the internet PR for our semi-annual pottery festival. Needless to say some of my week is usually spent working on something for the guild.

Where can we find you?

Do you want to be Featured on our Blog? All you need to do is go to our Blog at
1. Follow us
2. Post your favorite item from our Featured Seller here
3. Favorite her shop. A new seller will be drawn randomly and I will contact you get all your information.

Thank you Judy for taking the time out to answer a few questions for us!

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