Christy Wetzig is a potter working in Minneapolis, where she maintains a household including one husband, two young children, four ducks, and all the square footage of garden and orchard her urban yard will allow. She earned a B.A. in art and writing from Bethel College in 2001 and soon after established a clay studio in her home. Her pots are inspired by natural forms; they are made with the belief that life is richer and more human when it is accompanied by handmade vessels, crafted for the eye and the hand. She has brought her pots to show and sell at galleries, street fairs, and farmer’s markets throughout the upper midwest.
Christy and her family have begun carving out a homestead in the woods in Frederic, WI, where she has also been firing her newly-built wood-fueled kiln. She is excited to explore the effects of the wood ash, which, when it melts onto the porcelain pots, yields subtle flesh tones and reveals the path of the flame through the kiln. Stoking a kiln with wood completes the circle of hand-made pots, which are then hand-fired, and, hopefully, used by another hand. She hopes her pots bring richness, grace, and joy to everyday life.