THE INSPIRATION FOR HILLSIDE STUDIO

Growing up I was surrounded by pottery. We ate off plates thrown by my mom, painted by my grandmother, and fired in a kiln by my dad. And though my parent's pottery store, Hillside Pottery, has been out of business for a while, their work had a lasting impact on my own views of art. 

In their pottery and in their current art, making amazing food in their out-door oven, my parents have modeled a way of creating that is grounded in simplicity and practicality, while seeking excellence and a desire to serve others. 

The name, Hillside Studio, is in part a tribute to their work and a connection to the memory of their pottery store, Hillside Pottery.

DREAMS FOR HILLSIDE STUDIO

My dream for Hillside Studio is to create opportunities for artists and non-artists to find time to come together to create and cultivate practical ways to experience and create beauty in the world. 

It is my hope that through a commitment to excellence, the art that comes out of this Studio will serve and bring beauty to the lives of those who come in contact with it. - Sarah Carleton

 

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