Artist - Lindsay Klix
Art To Use, Not Dust.
My goal and mission is to put beauty and joy in the dinnerware you use each and every day. I believe the art that we love should be enjoyed on a daily basis and not just looked at or used once a year on that special occasion. Every day is a special occasion and each meal we have should be enjoyed with a sense of celebration. Afterwards, I like to put it all in the dishwasher, which is why I make each piece of my handmade dinnerware to be dishwasher safe.
I have been making and creating things for as long as I can remember. At a young age, this creation was in the form of arts and crafts. I created items by sewing, crocheting, and everything in between. In elementary school, my best friend and I started our first “business.” We would sew hair scrunches - don’t judge, it was the late 80’s / early 90’s. We would rent a booth at the local farmers market to bring our amazing product to the masses! Like most start ups, we would take all of our sales to buy more fabric and to cover the rent on next week’s booth. Our “business” has long been dissolved, but my drive to create and ambition for business continues to grow.
It was in 1998 while taking metal smith jewelry class that I was convinced to try ceramics. I was instantly in love with this amazing material and process. Working in clay made it possible to create forms that were out of my reach before. I love how forgiving and pliable clay is in its wet state, yet so strong and lasting once fired.
It is so satisfying that I can take a lump of clay and create beautiful dinnerware. Each piece is created by hand individually. For each and every piece, I start with a ball of clay and hand make the pot from start to finish. I never skip any steps in the process and after the pot is complete I add one additional step – I hand polish the bottom to ensure it is soft and smooth.
If you read my blogs and try my recipes, which I hope you do, you will see that Off Your Rocker Pottery is how I live my life. I pay extra close attention on how my forms and pottery function in our everyday lives. I design my work not only to be visually appealing but to also be nice to use, wash, and stack in your cabinets.
Thank you so much for your support of my work.
Artist and Owner of Off Your Rocker Pottery