"I’m learning to run a small business as I go; finding balance between family life and running the studio. Center comes from not only centering the clay on the wheel, but being centered in my life – recognizing that I’m on the right path, being focused with a sense of purpose." — Georgia

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"Moving to LA from Portland, Oregon, in 2010 marked a big shift in the things that inspire me. The colors of LA are so different than the colors of the Pacific Northwest, so that change alone has influenced the way I approach color in my work. I’m inspired by fine art, patterns from around the world, as well as the little details that often go unnoticed in our busy lives. Many of my patterns have evolved from things I’ve spotted as I walk around the wild chaos of LA or enjoy a quiet moment in my studio." — Erin Dollar

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"I had the dreams and motivation to work for myself, but was still trying to find my niche in the saturated jewelry market. One day, I came across an old love note given to me during one of the brightest days of my marriage. It said simply “I love you, Caroline.” At first it brought me to tears, but once I pulled myself together, it hit me: after William died, I held on to the most mundane notes simply because they reminded me of him. What if I could take these precious sentiments and put them into metal?" — Caroline

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