How it all started…

A piece from my Senior Show

For those of you who don’t know, my name is Arryn and I am an alum from Houghton College.   After 4 awesome years there, I received my Bachelors of Arts with a degree in the fine arts.  Ceramics is my concentration and I love it. It is kind of funny how I got into pottery. As an art major I originally wanted to study painting.  I took quite a few different art classes, one of which being ceramics 1.  It was a love/hate relationship, but I continued on to ceramics 2 and hated the first half of the class.  I couldn’t center my clay on the wheel for anything and…if you can’t center a piece then you really can’t create anything substantial. Then one day in class I was throwing on the wheel and everything just clicked! Now, I am continuing to try and master the skills. I have learned a lot from my professors as well as other potters and it has been wonderful to glean all of their tips and put them into practice.  Now as a post-grad student I am anxious to see what is in store for me and explore my options.

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  • Michele Prince

    Hi Arryn,
    Great idea to begin your blog! I know you’ll be successful and I can’t wait to see how your career develops. God has given you great talents and a great heart to serve Him.
    love you~ MomReplyCancel

  • Brian P.


    Fantastic! This is going to be great. I will look forward to monitoring your success.

    B.P., MDReplyCancel

  • Terri Svarczkopf

    Arryn – your work is wonderful. I look forward to seeing more of your work. My senior art show boasted only 2 students. So glad to hear that the numbers are growing in the art department at Houghton.
    If you and Andrew ever want to venture to the Cape – you are always welcome to visit us.

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