The Creator of ETPD
My name is Madeline and I am the owner/creator of Em Tee Pot Designs and an Army veteran. I define myself as a creative being and I first realized this when I wanted to become a ballerina as a young girl (I would’ve been a damn good one too).
Through the years I had many interests from ballerina, interior decorator, graphic and web designer, photographer, etc. I decided on graphic and web design and went to school to get degrees in those fields. While working as a web designer I created a website for a ceramicist in Arizona and I was fascinated of the work she did. I continued to create websites and graphics. I got into animal rescue where I started taking pictures to help dogs and cats from the pound get fostered or adopted by showing their beauty. I also dabbled in jewelry photography where I gained a lot of knowledge about the jewelry industry.
So several years later after I got burnt out on animal rescue…not the love of the animals but the stress of saving animals. I decided to finally learn about pottery while it also healed my heart. It did help and I have grown to love pottery and all the possibilities to use my creativity. Currently I like to design in carving techniques, slip trailing, drawing and piercing clay. I am interested in many ethnic and tribal styles and always open to learning more to advance my skills.