Why “Papillon Pots?”
Why did I choose the french word for “butterfly” and why “butterfly” in the first place?
I chose “butterfly” because my grandmother loved butterflies. Since she passed away I have always had one on my person, whether it is in the print of the fabric I am wearing, or my jewelry there is always a butterfly on my person.
I chose the french word for butterfly, “papillon,” because I love the french language. It is like music to me…I don’t speak the language, I failed the class in high school, much to my chagrin. But I love to listen to it and still desire to learn it.
So, after selling my first few really awful pots I needed something to call my “business.” I thought about “Playing in the Mud” because that is what I do when I am at the pottery wheel but it just didn’t feel quite right. Then I developed my signature stamp…just my initials but…well…it looks like a butterfly!
That was all it took. Now I create papillon pots. Now I sit at the pottery wheel throwing pottery and every single piece will “wear” a butterfly because I love my grandmother and I love wheel thrown pottery.
My grandmother continues to inspire me. Her love of butterflies affects me every single day.
I love it so much that I hope I get to make papillon pots right up to my last breath of mortality.
Here’s to Growing and Glowing!!