In this post we want to highlight Wishing Star Pottery and Deidra Krois, the radiant owner and artist of the beautiful and inspirational pottery that speaks to your heart! Please continue reading to get a glimpse of the evolution of Deidra's endeavors...
Wishing Star Pottery began in the fall of 2013 as the natural progression of work that Deidra was producing in the newly opened Weehawken All Fired Up Clay Center in downtown Ridgway, Colorado. It grew out of a simple mantra:
Be the Change.
Design and creating have been an interest of Deidra’s for most of her life. She focused more time on honing her interests and skills at Colorado State University where she graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Fine Art degree with a focus in fiber art. She quickly moved to Telluride, put her loom and spinning wheel in storage and started working at the Ah Haa School for the Arts as their clay center manager. This is where Deidra’s love for working with clay blossomed. She put her art on the back burner for 10 years while she focused on being a mother, building a house in Ridgway and starting a business with her husband. When Weehawken Creative Arts opened a clay center in Ridgway in 2012 and her children were all heading off to school, Deidra was inspired to begin creating again.
Dusting off her skills and interested in making a statement with her work, she began throwing simple forms and stamping words of inspiration into her pieces. The words flowed into uplifting quotes and then to the poetry of her friend Erika Moss Gordon. Deidra’s pottery has grown into a line of simple, modern functional and decorative pieces incorporating words, quotes and poetry accented with hand-drawn underglaze designs. Her offerings include magnets, ornaments, garden markers, wall plaques, wall pockets, mugs, tumblers and bowls.
Deidra’s main inspirations are her family, nature, travel and a simple functional design sense. She finds that her customers are looking for fun, creative, inspirational gifts for themselves and special people in their lives. Deidra is most interested in making art that makes people smile, wonder, create, and act.
Currently her pottery is sold at the Ridgway Cafe (ice cream shop), some Friday's at the Ridgway Farmers Market, seasonal art fairs and through email – make sure to check out her website too!
Deidra’s vision for Wishing Star Pottery is to create pieces that motivate you to enjoy life, make the world a better place and be happy.......EVERYDAY! The future of Wishing Star Pottery is to go global. And, Deidra is currently focusing on a line of pieces for sale in her online Etsy shop......so, stay tuned!
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