Whitney Smith fell in love with throwing clay on the wheel when taking a class at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz, in 1994. She had a great teacher (how important is to have an intelligent mentor!), Dan Martinez, who trained her, and taught her handmade pottery basics. Then, she continued working for Sandi Dihl, a Santa Cruz artist, while taking anthropology classes. At that time she totally fell in love with this peace of art and decided to transform it in a full-time job. Whitney worked as an assistant for Bob Pool, while continuing to develop her own work, and began working as a full-time potter in 2000.
Decorative bird bowl
Her designs are mostly inspired by nature, with floral motifs and zoological motif, and she is also influenced by Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts movement of the 19th, early 20th Century. On her website, whitneysmithpottery.com you will see beautiful pottery items, ideal for using as a candy dish, or to store sugar, jewelry and other precious objects. Bird bowls, our favorites, are available at 78$. You can choose from milk white, robin egg blue bowls, to french grey, vintage green and many other colorful bowls and cupcake stands. If flowers are your favorite, take a look on Whitney's website, and pick what suits you the most.