Artist Name: Catherine McMurray (Turning Grace Studio)
I have been working in clay since college at SUNY Potsdam, where I received a B.A. in Fine Arts. Since then I have taken many classes from different artists in clay. There was a period of years when I was preoccupied with the care of my three daughters. During this time I increasingly missed my clay days. In fact, I began to have “clay dreams”. Truly vivid ones that slowly drew me back to the wheel and the whole creative process which I love and crave.
Turning Grace Studio has been operating since 2000. Most of the work I create is functional ware in brown or white stoneware. I enjoy making a variety of pieces, from small mugs to large casseroles, small teapots to large lamps. These are all made with the intention that they will be used for generations. It is always my hope that they will be timeless. My teapots, for example, would have been appreciated 100 years ago, and I hope will be 100 years from now.