It has been a big year for Wonky Critters, possibly the biggest year yet! And I am both humbled and grateful for all of the responses and support I have gotten from all of you over the past twelve months. I couldn't have done it without you amazing folks buying, sharing, and supporting all things Wonky! From the bottom of my heart, thank you, each and every one of you weird, wonderful people!
And I thought what better way to ring in the new year than with the whimsical, sweet work of Caitlin of Caitlin's Amazing Pottery. There is a certain innocence to her items that makes you feel almost nostalgic simpler times.
First off, Tell me a little about yourself.
My name is Caitlin, owner of Caitlin's Amazing Pottery. I live in the pretty White Mountains of New Hampshire. I used to work at Essence of Art, a work studio and shop for people with different disabilities to go and sell their artwork and create and learn.
Then my parents build me a studio of my very own at our home, and now I get to work on my pottery full time!
|Hard at work in the studio|
I like playing games on my ipad (My Dolphin Show is my favorite right now, so fun!)
I am also a part of the Dream Team, which is a self advocacy group for people with different intellectual disabilities.
I love tea, and my two cats Jackson and Oreo.
|Jackson with his miniature selff.|
What is it that you make?
Pottery! Different varieties of pottery. Lots of animal sculptures and figurines. I also make small dishes, plates, miniature houses, and flowers for your garden. Oh, and brooches and ornaments!Which of your items do you relate to the most?
My giraffes! They're so fun and cute! And they even have scarfs. I made a Christmas giraffe this year and it was a hit! He was my favorite.
|Giraffes are always a good thing, no matter what the occasion!|
What do you want to see the new year bring to your business?
Get more sales! I sell to lots of local shops, but I would like more attention on Etsy, and to get my work out there and not just local.
Last question, if your life could be any book, which one would it be?
If my life could be any book, I would pick Mary Poppins! Cause I love that book, and the movie. It would be so cool to fly around, and go to different houses and help families with their kids, and help them solve their problems. Also, she's' magical! That's pretty cool.
|Super sweet cat plate I bought from Caitlin and gifted to my sister, who obviously LOVED it!|