Andrea began working with clay in 2000 by taking a six week pottery course through the Fayette County Parks and Recreation department. Little did she know that this weekly retreat from family and responsibilities would become a passion! She continued to attend these classes for several years and developed her skills on the pottery wheel. However, she really enjoyed handbuilding with clay which, she believed, allowed for a greater range of artistic expression. In 2006, Andrea became a student of Karen Beswick, a ceramic artist, who specialized in Raku firing. Karen taught different clay firing techniques and provided Andrea with artistic instruction for several years. Sadly, Karen is no longer with us but she has left her legacy in her many students.
Since then, Andrea has continued her education in clay by attending workshops taught by such clay artists greats as: Curtis Denzel, Robin Hopper, Chris Grydner, Gerit Grimm, and Bill Van Guilder.
2009 saw the construction of Andreas' backyard studio fondly dubbed, Studio B - The Pottery. This was a wonderful gift to her from her parents and husband.
She is often heard to say, "Yes, I am a very lucky girl."
Andrea has been active in such organizations as Fine Arts and Crafts Entrepreneurs (FAACE), The Potters Guild, Newnan Coweta Arts Association, and Ceramics Daily.
In 2013 with the help of fellow artisans and friends Andrea established the first annual Art Studio Tour which featured 10 artists and 9 studios.
In 2017 the tour, now dubbed, Southern Hands Artist Studio Tour has grown to 2 counties, 30 artists and 20 studios under the direction of a former teacher, dear friend and clay artist, Janet McGregor -Dunn.
Along with creating her own art, Andrea provides guidance and experience to others in her open studio classes which consists of adults who are interested in creating, building and expressing with clay. These classes are better known as "Clay Play" among some of her students.
You can find Andrea's works for sale at:
Blume Organic Market located at Willow Bend Road in Peachtree City
Corner Arts Gallery and Studio located at 30 S Court Square, Newnan
Dogwood Gallery and Framer located at 1175 Senoia Rd # N, Tyrone
During the studio tour
Payments Types Accepted
Andrea accepts cash, checks and charge cards.
770-486-9768 home or 678-641-1247 cell
Andrea offers an open studio format for classes. The class is for adults only (25 and older). Class is held from 5-8 on Wednesday. 12 weeks of class is $300.00 plus the price of clay. A small tool kit is available for $10.00.
This class is currently full. A waiting list will be generated during the tour.
Workshops are being planned for 2018. If you are interested in learning about the workshops please, sign up.
before and After the tour
To purchase pottery or inquire about classes please call 770-486-9768 or 678-641-1247 for an appointment.
1117 Montclair Drive, Peachtree City, GA 30269
From Hwy 54 or Redwine Road: turn onto Robinson Road. Turn onto Montclair Drive (which is the street entrance into Avalon Park Subdivision). 1117 is the 8th house (mailbox) on the Left hand side of the street. Continue past the house and turn into the driveway or park on the street. You will see the studio on the very right of the upper driveway. The studio sits directly behind our home.
You will pass 3 other artists’ studios on this street. That’s okay, you can visit them on the way out!