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Meet Natalie Reed-Goehl

Today we’d like to introduce you to Natalie Reed-Goehl.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
All my life, I’ve been drawn to make. As a child and young adult, I mostly found my Voice through drawing but Once, I touched clay I never looked back. It took me years to develop a style that merged my love of drawing and my Love for pottery. I’ve developed my unique style while raising my three kids in and around my home studio. All my work is an extension of my busy life. They are made in the midst of all the mess and love that parenting brings and they tell those stories.

Please tell us about your art.
I am a potter. I specialize in handmade functional pottery but also make one of a kind art pieces that can be functional if the user wishes. Nearly all my
Work is thrown on the potter’s wheel and every one feature hand drawn imagery of simple birds on a wire, abstract cherry blossom trees or hares, ravens and a variety of other small birds. I take my inspiration for my forms primarily from Japanese and Korean pottery but I make it my own with the designs I apply. The animal pieces are all stories of my own life but the user can easily find their own story in the work as well. I want people ultimately to find joy in the use of my work. I wanted to make things for people that fell more personal than just a simple mug or a painting alone can be. Merging the two brings that to people, I hope.

Do you have any advice for other artists? Any lessons you wished you learned earlier?
Every artist has their own path and purpose and I don’t feel qualified to tell others how to find their way in art. Personally I always make what brings me joy and I’m always pushing to find new ways to speak my truth and my love in my work.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
I have my work currently featured at the Charlie Cummings Gallery, www.charliecummingsgallery.com, West of the Moon Gallery at 14N San Francisco St Flagstaff, AZ, and I’ll soon be returning to The Gallery in Williams at 145 w historic Route 66 Williams, AZ. I also have an Etsy shop www.etsy.com/shop/muddypawspotteryaz. You can follow me on Instagram @muddypawspottery.

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Natalie Reed-Goehl

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