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WHY I MAKE HANDMADE ARTWORK JUST FOR YOU

handmade artist, pottery

Making handmade artwork and pottery gives me a way to be a part of special moments of the lives of so many customers and friends like you. Each handmade piece of artwork is made to encourage a meaningful, intentional and purposeful life. May you be richly blessed when you savor the slow moments that build a rich life with my hand-crafted artwork. 

Thanks for stopping by the studio! 

Kelly Brinkmann
Artist | Writer | Speaker | Teacher

I create artwork that reflects purposeful choices
while enjoying beauty in daily living.

Before I created Art & Souls Creative Studio, I was disenchanted with mass produced wares and how they were creating a huge consumer-based, disposable lifestyle. Consumers were being trained to thrive on speed at the cost of savoring slow and special moments.

Then, one day I made some wheel-thrown clay bowls and I started to use them in our home. They made me smile while admiring their unique textures and shape that were so unlike the slick and cheaply made china sets I had grown used to using.

I was concerned that others were feeling the same disconnect being surrounded by the mass-produced items all around them leaving them feeling out of touch with the simple pleasures of living a slow life. Had they lost the feeling of how a bowl felt held nested in their hand while they savored cool ice cream? Or, had life sped up so fast that they skipped on past the quiet moments like these? I saw their discontent.

But then…

I started to make bowls and cups to share with others and they loved the small details in each piece. They loved the thick walls that insulated foods keeping the cold treats cold and hot foods hot for longer periods of time. While using pottery, they loved feeling the variety of textures and admiring the changes in the glaze finishes. They were able to slow down and appreciate the small details again.

Building an Intentional Life…

When I shared my handmade pottery and hand-drawn artwork, it was an invitation to slow down, enjoy the details and savor their meals with family and friends.  I decided to set out and create the most unique pieces of handmade pottery and artwork for people who appreciate simple pleasures, slow living and rich relationships with those they love..

I make artwork for people who want to be intentional and enjoy small moments 

during each day knowing the small moments build to make big changes within them.

Sharing with family and friends…

Through it all, I released my first products and the response has been overwhelming from customers who want more unique pieces for their home. Now, they want to give and share the simple pleasures of  handmade artwork with their friends and family. It is so satisfying to make artwork for the small moments and to share it with friends like you! 

Thank you for stopping by the studio… 

      Kelly 

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