My educational and professional background has spanned a gamut of creative professions: landscape architecture, interior design, and graphic design. I've worked with architects and exhibit designers as well. I first learned and fell in love with the art of pottery early in my teens and, after a long hiatus, finally returned to clay in 2007 with a single-minded passion and dedication.
I established my business, TerraForma Studio Ceramics, in early 2010 so that I could focus my efforts on creating modern ceramic vessels with a strong sculptural presence. And maybe even sell a few...
I am a complete arts and crafts nerd—very nearly having done it all, from stained glass, woodworking, and printmaking to weaving, macrame, knitting, crochet, photography, and graphic design. Every craft and discipline I have been involved with helps me today in some way in my business and in the design and creation of my current work.
Inspiration for my work comes from a deep appreciation of ceramic artists and studios ofthe mid-century, especially Scandinavian, Italian and West German studios, and, perhaps most of all, the amazing California artists of that period. Just take a look at a few of my Pinterest boards and you'll see what I mean. Abstractions based on forms from nature—from the forest in winter to the texture of an acorn cap or a palm leaf—find their way into all of my work.
- Mickey Fielding
A big thanks to Bill Lagatutta for allowing me to use his image on this page, which was taken for his awesome blog, madeinfrogtown.com