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2009-2019 10 years ago I started my love affair with geometric pattern when I found a dried fish in MICA’s nature library. (I now know it’s a honeycomb cowfish) I spent a week trying to figure out how make the pattern on its skin into a repeat cell. Once it clicked I started seeing that print everywhere; on quilts, indigo textiles, pots, packaging.. It’s still a pattern I use often on my pottery. -side note- I saw a pair of similar fish last week in Belize, these are the spotted trunk fish...
I also learned how to draw for really the first time, I was in my second year of college and was obsessed with drawing objects and scenes from nature, not much has changed there. 2009 was also the year I took my first pottery class (one of only a handful of formal classes I’ve had). My work has come a long way since then! Honestly I can’t believe all that was 10 years ago. Time flies! #tenyearchallenge

2019-01-15 21:25

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2009-2019 10 years ago I started my love affair with geometric pattern when I found a dried fish in MICA’s nature library. (I now know it’s a honeycomb cowfish) I spent a week trying to figure out how make the pattern on its skin into a repeat cell. Once it clicked I started seeing that print everywhere; on quilts, indigo textiles, pots, packaging.. It’s still a pattern I use often on my pottery. -side note- I saw a pair of similar fish last week in Belize, these are the spotted trunk fish... I also learned how to draw for really the first time, I was in my second year of college and was obsessed with drawing objects and scenes from nature, not much has changed there. 2009 was also the year I took my first pottery class (one of only a handful of formal classes I’ve had). My work has come a long way since then! Honestly I can’t believe all that was 10 years ago. Time flies! #tenyearchallenge

Back in the studio today for the first time since early October. Here’s a real time video of me throwing a cup (just the first minute-it took two minutes total). I’ve got a huge workload this winter but I’m getting through it singing songs! Here’s black jack davey for ya 😁

2019-01-14 17:40

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Back in the studio today for the first time since early October. Here’s a real time video of me throwing a cup (just the first minute-it took two minutes total). I’ve got a huge workload this winter but I’m getting through it singing songs! Here’s black jack davey for ya 😁

Hanging on to some of my new sailing buddies! These last few days at #gloversreef have been magical.

2019-01-09 23:15

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Hanging on to some of my new sailing buddies! These last few days at #gloversreef have been magical.

Spending the first week of the new year in Belize with my momma! (Her shot here @diveblue88) loving this annual tradition and seeing this new magical tropical paradise! follow my personal account @oldladybechert for more travel pics.

2019-01-02 23:30

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Spending the first week of the new year in Belize with my momma! (Her shot here @diveblue88) loving this annual tradition and seeing this new magical tropical paradise! follow my personal account @oldladybechert for more travel pics.

It’s been a whirlwind of a year. Thanks to everyone who made 2018 so memorable.

2018-12-31 17:10

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It’s been a whirlwind of a year. Thanks to everyone who made 2018 so memorable.

 #handmadepottery #pottersofinstagram #porcelain #carvingart #handcarved #blackandwhite #geometricdesign #danabechert

2018-12-27 18:57

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Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you had some people to sit around and gab with. Channeling this old lady- snow day-quilting bee energy. I made these postcard sized linocuts for Christmas cards this year but haven’t mailed any out yet. New Years cards? #linocut #printmakersofinstagram #quiltingbee #quilting #illustration #patterndesign

2018-12-26 00:59

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Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you had some people to sit around and gab with. Channeling this old lady- snow day-quilting bee energy. I made these postcard sized linocuts for Christmas cards this year but haven’t mailed any out yet. New Years cards #linocut #printmakersofinstagram #quiltingbee #quilting #illustration #patterndesign

Finishing up my apps for next years shows. While I was at it I decided to apply to grad school because there’s always more to learn right 🤷‍♀️. Here’s one of my favorite images from this weeks shoot. 15” tall, original pattern. #handmadepottery #pottersofinstagram #blackandwhite #geometricdesign

2018-12-21 16:03

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Finishing up my apps for next years shows. While I was at it I decided to apply to grad school because there’s always more to learn right 🤷‍♀️. Here’s one of my favorite images from this weeks shoot. 15” tall, original pattern. #handmadepottery #pottersofinstagram #blackandwhite #geometricdesign

This season I made a new line of dangly porcelain earrings. Backs are sterling silver. These are the ones I have left, I’ll be bringing them with me to @kennettbrewingcompany this Saturday for the last show of the season. #earrings #ceramicjewelry #porcelain #handmadejewelry

2018-12-20 22:30

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This season I made a new line of dangly porcelain earrings. Backs are sterling silver. These are the ones I have left, I’ll be bringing them with me to @kennettbrewingcompany this Saturday for the last show of the season. #earrings #ceramicjewelry #porcelain #handmadejewelry

New snake print! 🐍

2018-12-19 02:16

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New snake print! 🐍

Hi there! I’m going to try my first #fridayintroductions since many of you may not know me personally. 👋I’m Dana, I grew up in Connecticut in a small town where the Connecticut river meets Long Island sound🌊. Both my parents are artists, my dad is a woodworker and my mom @diveblue88 works in lots of craft/art medium like weaving, ceramics, painting, knitting etc.🌈 I went to @marylandinstitutecollegeofart and changed my major a lot, wanting to try out a little of everything. I was always into darkroom photography, nature drawing, and wheel throwing, but spent most of my time in the fibers department learning dyeing, weaving, sewing and printing. Towards the end I found a love for woodworking and majored in Sculpture when I graduated. All these skills come into play in my ceramics business, I build my own displays, shoot my own work, illustrate and design my branding, and sew backdrops.💪I’ve been a potter full time for the last 5 years, mostly wholesaling and selling work online. This past year I added craft shows to my schedule and grew my business by about 400%. Many of you I may have met at a show and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to see and meet customers irl. 🙏 Aside from the pottery business I spend a lot of time in our garden and in the kitchen playing with our produce. 👩‍🌾 At least once a year I like to take a trip, and around the holidays I work on other crafty projects, this year it was finishing a quilt and making some linoleum prints. 💫 I’ll be posing my show schedule for 2019 as dates are confirmed on my website. In the meantime keep following along here to see where I’ll be so we can say hello in person!

2018-12-14 18:54

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Hi there! I’m going to try my first #fridayintroductions since many of you may not know me personally. 👋I’m Dana, I grew up in Connecticut in a small town where the Connecticut river meets Long Island sound🌊. Both my parents are artists, my dad is a woodworker and my mom @diveblue88 works in lots of craft/art medium like weaving, ceramics, painting, knitting etc.🌈 I went to @marylandinstitutecollegeofart and changed my major a lot, wanting to try out a little of everything. I was always into darkroom photography, nature drawing, and wheel throwing, but spent most of my time in the fibers department learning dyeing, weaving, sewing and printing. Towards the end I found a love for woodworking and majored in Sculpture when I graduated. All these skills come into play in my ceramics business, I build my own displays, shoot my own work, illustrate and design my branding, and sew backdrops.💪I’ve been a potter full time for the last 5 years, mostly wholesaling and selling work online. This past year I added craft shows to my schedule and grew my business by about 400%. Many of you I may have met at a show and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to see and meet customers irl. 🙏 Aside from the pottery business I spend a lot of time in our garden and in the kitchen playing with our produce. 👩‍🌾 At least once a year I like to take a trip, and around the holidays I work on other crafty projects, this year it was finishing a quilt and making some linoleum prints. 💫 I’ll be posing my show schedule for 2019 as dates are confirmed on my website. In the meantime keep following along here to see where I’ll be so we can say hello in person!

This weekend I’m exhibiting in Providence RI at the @artprovidenceshow . Feeling dangerously low on pots for the season. I do still have this favorite though. You can still shop while I’m at shows, I’ll just set things aside for you. “Parachute planter” link in profile. #artprovidence #providence #handmadepottery #pottersofinstagram

2018-12-08 02:04

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This weekend I’m exhibiting in Providence RI at the @artprovidenceshow . Feeling dangerously low on pots for the season. I do still have this favorite though. You can still shop while I’m at shows, I’ll just set things aside for you. “Parachute planter” link in profile. #artprovidence #providence #handmadepottery #pottersofinstagram

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