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Total loan: $6,000

Kris

Tulsa, OK, United States / Arts

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A loan helped complete the build out my home studio, purchase equipment and complete my rebrand.


Kris's story

My journey with pottery started with the encouragement of my father after my divorce. I was working from home with my dad at the time and had a young daughter. I had lost my self identity as a stay at home mom and struggled making new friends and getting back into society. I started taking pottery classes at TCC and my love for clay grew from there. I gained a hobby, learned a new trade, found new life long friends and became an active part of a thriving artistic community. I latched on to this new hobby and soon discovered that not only did I love creating ceramics but I wanted to be a full-time production potter. I worked 2 jobs for 2 years and saved every penny I could while searching for used equipment and slowly purchasing items I would need to be able to throw at home. I turned my tiny, 800 square foot den into a pottery studio in 2015. We got rid of our couch, covered the tv and brought in some old shelves. My Dad purchased a used wheel and the rest is history! I have now fully outgrown my space and am expanding to our 2-car garage. My dream is to be able to have a fully functioning pottery studio that will enable me to continue to expand and grow as a potter and teacher.