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UFO for us means.....Unique Fabulous Originals!
now and again, we will sneak into our Professional Artisan Team members
stores and snap a picture of some of their Awesome pieces of Art. Then
we will bring it back here for all to see.
Today's UFO sighting comes from the store of: Joan Tucker of Off Center Productions
(Joan on the Left, Lana on the right)
1.So? Who are you?
Tucker, I am a retired community college administrator and social
worker who plays with clay in Lacey WA with her partner Lana. We have been in the bead biz for 7 years and Lana has been making pots forever.
2.Where do you live? Lacey is near Olympia WA near Budd Bay.
3.What do you call yourself? I play and explore with clay.
4. How long have you been creating Ceramic Beads and Pendants?
Middle Eastern ancient designs, earthy, rough, rustic, weathered, antiqued..
and sometimes very slick and modern white
10.Who do you admire in your field and why?
Marsha Neal Minutella for her support of others and her professional approach to this work; Lisa
Peters for being super creative, driven and always seemingly having
fun. Joan Miller for taking a different path and Marsha Hedrick for being
able to do anything with clay, also the folks at Clay River are truly
the elders making clay for a living for a very long time, kudos to them
11.What are your favorite tools or equipment? slab roller, apple hole cutter, drywall
12. Any advice for newbies? Yes please check everybody out and then try to do your own thing
13. Your store name and link? Off Center Productions, LLC