Beginning with pottery classes in 1995, I soon realized how fulfilling working with the clay was for me ~ providing me with physical and mental stimulation, creation, challenges in art and business, social time and solitude, and much more. I am always trying to find use for things that may otherwise be trash. Naturally, I was inspired to recycle glass in my pottery and created my line Recycled Glass Infused Paloma Pottery. It never ceases to amaze me how trash can become art.
Reduce, re-use, recycle as a mission, I began my business in 2000. As a profession, it has been profoundly rewarding and therapeutic. Though currently I live and work in Washington State, much of my learning has been with my mentor, Liz Vigoda, in Albany, New York. The founder of the Body Shop, Anita Roddik, inspired me with her belief that social responsibility in business is just good practice and good business. I truly enjoy donating “seconds” pieces to help raise funds for charities and non-profit organizations. I can only hope to move people the way that so many have moved me.