Maggie Flanagan

Being a potter is still a relatively new venture for me, but it’s been one of the most fun and therapeautic ways for me to express creativity. I take inspiration for my pieces from day-to-day objects and mix them with abstract elements to give them a unique personality. One of the best lessons I’ve learned so far is to not rely on glazes to make a piece exciting; it has pushed me to being more innovative with pottery. Many of my pieces take inspiration from natural elements such as plants or animals. I’m an animal behavior major at Carroll University so I enjoy incorporating my real experiences with animals in my pottery. My work is thrown on the potter’s wheel, handbuilt, or a mixture of the two in order to achieve the desired outcome of the piece. Being a part of a pottery community once again has provided me the opportunity to learn different techniques and progress in my craft.”