About Ann Marie aka @annieoclay
In 2009, Ann Marie began working at Good Earth Pottery in Bellingham, WA--in sales and marketing. It didn't take long for the work to ignite her longtime back-burner dream of making pottery. She began on the potter's wheel, but after a workshop in coil-building, she abandoned the wheel and devoted her efforts to hand-building and developing her own signature--and evolving--style of ceramics. Ann Marie enjoys the textures of the coils and prefers to finish them in the atmosphere of a soda or wood kiln to enhance the designs she creates.
Clay is now pivotal in Ann Marie's life. She has a home studio, dubbed Kulshan Clayworks after the iconic mountain that provides the backdrop to Bellingham: Mt. Baker/Koma Kulshan. Ann Marie also teaches workshops and classes for children and adults, is an active member of the Washington Clay Arts Association, Co-Founder of Whatcom Artists of Clay & Kiln (WACK), became co-owner of Good Earth Pottery in 2016 and sole owner in 2019.
Good Earth Pottery is a contemporary ceramics gallery representing local and national artists, located in the historic Fairhaven Village of Bellingham, Washington since 1969. You will likely encounter Ann Marie in the gallery if you come visit:
1000 Harris Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98225
Ann Marie has joined forces with Simon Levin as manager of his Clay Cohorts program.
Click here to read more about this exciting program for artistic growth!