About Our Art
My initial love in art was paint. I love the ability of paint to be manipulated to create color and texture on a flat surface that draws your attention and makes you want to reach out and touch it. I left an incredible art department in high school and headed to a university setting where I developed an ugly case of burnout. I took a break, got married, changed careers and achieved my first Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources.
What I failed to notice was that in every job I held, in every company, I managed to do something creative. I always found myself in charge of the bulletin boards or the newsletters. I painted backdrops or designed company specific artwork. I even painted murals in local daycares as a favor to the owner. I may have taken a break from art, but it never quite took a break from me.
After years of “no art,” I took a local pottery class for therapy. I was hooked. I found myself in the local community clay center several days a week and wanted more. I went back to school for my second Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art. Finishing what I started right after high school was a personal goal that meant more to me than I ever imagined it could.
I mostly work with functional pieces, though I make a point of creating a hang-able foot ring on my larger pieces. It is a great thrill to me knowing that my works are being enjoyed, sometimes every morning by the coffee pot, rather than just gracing a wall and collecting dust.
I turned a need for some quiet time away from paperwork, cooking, cleaning, etc into a lifelong love. My level of excitement in creating is just as high today as it was almost six years ago. I am just as pleased now to sell a piece as I was for my first sale. It has been the most rewarding adventure I have ever been on.
Dragonflies and Mud
2126 E 34th Place
Joplin, MO 64804
Email Angel Brame