Pamela Cleveland 

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My path in clay began in the late eighties when taking my first ceramic’s class at De Anza College in Cupertino, California. After that, I took every class I could. It was a time of learning, interaction, experimentation and utter joy whenever my hands were on clay. Over time raku-firing, with all of its unique glaze qualities and unpredictability became an obsession to tame.

 

As events in life often do, my continued education took a back seat for many years to a career. Time taking ceramic classes and working in a studio were intermittent. The break, however, never dulled my delight in this medium. 

 

Approximately, 10 years ago a dream came true to create a studio space that would allow me to work independently. Again, much trial and error ensued bringing together skills and ideas that translated into a body of work that met my satisfaction. Never static, clay and raku continue to challenge, humble, and inspire me. There is always something new to learn, perfect, or be revealed.

 

Upon arriving in Texas, a new found fascination for watching the changing and unpredictable sky developed into more than a compulsive interest. It became inspiration for many of my pieces. 

 

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