From storage room to studio

May 21, 2018


Photo Credit: Jenny DeStefano

Barbra made the above platter using clay and melted glass. Through experimentation, Barbra learned how to use melted glass as a unique finish on her pottery.

A few years after having her third child, Megan, in 2001, Barbra decided to shave down her corporate hours and take up a pottery class at a private studio in Midland Park once per week. There, she gained the cognitive tools and hands-on experience necessary to begin immersing herself further into the medium of clay.

Barbra continued balancing her corporate work schedule with weekly pottery classes for approximately the next two years, before she made the decision to take the next step in her ceramics journey. She purchased a pottery wheel and kiln of her very own to install in the basement of her house, thus commencing the start of her renovation process to transform a storage room into a studio.

“Investing in that was pretty much the price of two years taking classes, but now I could do it every day,” Mulholland said. “I wasn’t limited to just being able to go there once a week for three hours and really miss it, so that’s why I put it in my own house.”


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