Hi, I’m Arryn and I am married to my best friend, Andrew, a mother to three littles, a ceramic artist, and an essential oils enthusiast! Clay is my passion: I love being a potter! I have always had a passion for the arts growing up. I studied ceramics at Houghton College where I received my Bachelor’s of Fine Arts. It was at Houghton that I started to explore the crystalline glaze technique and made that my independent study. I have been working with crystalline glazes specifically for 7 years now.
The process of this particular glazing technique has both intrigued and challenged me. During a complicated 22 hour firing cycle, the kiln will hold at 2012 degrees for up to four hours. At this held temperature, the crystals mature and can grow as large as 12cm in diameter. What I love most about ceramics is how closely it relates to creation. I can do a hundred firings and never get the same crystal formation twice: much like in nature, you will never find an exact duplicate. In all I do, whether my day in and out with my boys, or in the studio, or building my essential oils business, I want to glorify God in my work and in my life.
“Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all for the glory of God.” – 1 Corinthians 10:31