Meet the Dancing Potter

Swing dancing with my hubby at Fountain Square Theatre in our neighborhood near downtown Indianapolis

Dancing Pottery is handmade by Fiona Becker in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Way back in 1995, I took a wheel throwing class in my last year as an undergrad at Millikin University. I loved it! But I didn't get near another wheel all through graduate school or for the next decade as I built my career in conservation. Since 1998, my day job has been with The Nature Conservancy, where I have been lucky enough to help protect all sorts of wonderful things in the natural world. Life was and continues to be crazy busy as I play with maps at work, get to travel for work and fun, garden, camp, sail, play, and dance with my wonderful husband and friends.

In 2011, I managed to get back behind the wheel again. I was delighted to find wonderful little studio, Beech Grove Clayworks, that offered affordable pottery classes just south of where I live in Indianapolis. Since then, I've been a member of the studio and have been obsessively throwing pots ever since! I still take classes at the BGCW and help out at the studio. I spend all the extra hours I can kicking the wheel in my tiny studio tucked into the corner of my garage in the Fountain Square neighborhood of Indianapolis.

As I have renewed my love of playing in mud, I've been focusing on improving my technique, throwing functional pieces, hand building sweet little birds and adding fun creatures to my thrown pieces. My pottery can be seen in real life once a month at the Greenwood Farmer's Market during the market season, at Beech Grove Clay Works, and a few festivals around Indy. Just check out the calendar for dates.

Thanks for stopping by to read about my latest clay-splattered journeys

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