"There is a fulfilling quality that making pottery gives me. A quality that I cannot describe in words. A quality that speaks through my work and through my body. So simple, yet complex; so strong, yet weak; sometimes stubborn, though mostly flexible. Exploring the uniqueness of these natural elements, making something that can be used and finding such joy through the process is what I will always treasure. In college, I described it as "finding myself in clay" and as I have grown, I know my pieces have always been a part of me and I a part of them."
In college, I described it as "finding myself in clay" and as I have grown, I know my pieces have always been a part of me and I a part of them."
Stacy Datsko is mother of two, wife and elementary-middle school art teacher. Her love for ceramics started in high school and really evolved while she earned her BFA degree at Slippery Rock University focusing in Ceramics. Over the last 10 year she has been developing her teaching career and building a family which allowed for minimal time for her passion for pottery.
A year ago she started throwing again at Windblown Studio with Rita Nichols and Fred Wilbur. The beautiful atmosphere, as well as Rita and Fred, inspired her to find time for pottery and she now works in her micro studio at her home.
She and her husband enjoy experimenting with alternative firing techniques like Raku. Her wheel thrown pottery is a combination of functional and decorative wares exploring the uniqueness of nature.
Below are some samples of her work: