Christy Wetzig is a potter working in Minneapolis, where she maintains a household including one husband, two young children, a bin of worms, and all the square footage of garden and orchard her urban yard will allow. She received a B.A. in art and writing from Bethel College in 2001 and has worked in clay ever since. She primarily uses porcelain, fired in a soda kiln with simple glazes and flashing slips. Her pots are inspired by the idea of function; they are made with the belief that life is richer and more human when it is accompanied by handmade vessels, made for the eye and the hand.
Christy has sold her pots and won awards in festivals throughout the Minneapolis area. She is currently enjoying selling her work in the more relaxed venue of farmer’s markets, which keep her pots closer to the food they were designed to hold. But if you don’t feel like getting up early to sip coffee and browse over tomatoes, greens, and pottery, you can also see Christy’s work at Gallery 360 in Minneapolis and Seasons on the St. Croix Gallery in Hudson, Wisconsin.