Jenn Floray Pottery: York, PA / by Hannah Byrne

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It's Jenn's birthday TODAY so I thought I'd share our session from this past week! She is an incredible artist and I'm in LOVE with all of her work!!

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Jenn, thank you so much for allowing me to photograph you doing what you love!! Have an amazing birthday!

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Here are some of her own words describing how she got into ceramics and what it means to her!

"It all started in 11 grade. I took a ceramics course where we learned to hand build and did some wheel throwing as well. I absolutely fell in love with it. Every year after, in high school and during my college career at Millersville, I tried my best to take a ceramics course. If I didn't I kind of went through withdrawal and missed it. Over the summers I would go to acmoore and get clay just so I could get my fix and dreamt about having my own wheel one day....

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I specifically remember one day I was in my grandmas kitchen, rolling out coils to make a coil built pot, with a mess everywhere, day dreaming about having my own little shop in a barn next to my own house. It seemed crazy at the time but it feels like it could definitely happen now...

2015-08-26_0004I believe that when we see opportunities to make our dreams a reality we jump on them. Things have been falling into place lately from selling the work I made at Millersville so I could buy my wheel to getting offered a couple free kilns. I feel so blessed and the support I've been getting is incredible."2015-08-26_00152015-08-26_0014 2015-08-26_00062015-08-26_00162015-08-26_00112015-08-26_00172015-08-26_00202015-08-26_0019 2015-08-26_00072015-08-26_00182015-08-26_0010 2015-08-26_00082015-08-26_0021 2015-08-26_0009