Pottery has been a passion of mine since I was a child growing up in Indiana. I began taking classes in elementary school and continued in high school, college, and and as adult. My dream has always been to have my own pottery studio. My goal is touch people's hearts by my work, to give a sense of joy, and having your soul sing!
Branded Vessels, comes from my initials VB and flipping them backwards,. The word branded comes from my faith in Jesus and the symbol of him being symbolically branded for our sins by dying on the cross. Branding is also historically part of ranching and I'm a farm girl at heart. Vessels are biblical and have been around from the beginning of time, as pots & pottery are practical tools. And most importantly, we are vessels, created for a purpose!
I attended college at N.Manchester College in IN. I have a B.S. degree in Biology & Environmental Studies. I worked for the Army Corps of Engineers & as a Teacher/Naturalist at Environmental Centers across the U.S. I took my passion for pottery and my teaching experience to create my own studio. I create and teach!
My hope for you is as you take one of my classes, look at my pottery or buy one, that you will see a glimpse of God and discover for yourself a sense of His awesomeness. We are looking forward to you coming to visit us here at Branded Vessels Pottery!
I am a chemist, so the chemist part of me comes in handy, as I am the glazemaker. Making glazes is like following a recipe, just with different ingredients and measurements. As you look upon the pottery, I hope the glazes really draw you in.
We are passionate about giving back to the local community and world wide. Here are four of our favorite charities. Please pick your favorite charity when you purchase a piece of pottery from our Etsy site, purchase a class or gift certificate 10% will be donated to them. There's much to see here so take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us. We hope you enjoy our site and take a moment to drop us a line.
Partners International, bringing hope and change to countries around the world through the love of Christ. You can sponsor families/children, provide animals/training/trade opportunities, send medical assistance, send Bibles, etc.For more information: http://partnersintl.org
Bloodwater Mission,commited to clean blood and clean water to fight HIV/AIDS pandemic, to build wells in Africa, support medical facilities, and lasting impact on the fight against poverty, injustice, and oppression in Africa.For more information: http://www.bloodwater.org
St. Jude is unlike any other pediatric treatment and research facility. Discoveries made here have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude is a place where cutting-edge research and revolutionary discoveries happen every day. All patients accepted for treatment at St. Jude are treated without regard to the family’s ability to pay.For more information: https://www.stjude.org
Hope Reins pairs hurting kids with rescued horses to find Hope and Healing. For more information: https://hopereins.org/