After 10 years in corporate sales, Melodie decided do something different. She longed to do something creative, entrepreneurial, and to have flexibility and freedom in her daily endeavors. She loved working with clay as a hobby and dreamed of one day being a full time potter. As many of us do, she thought retirement was the time to live out her dreams. Fortunately she chose not to wait. Armed with fierce faith and determination, lots of ideas, and a bit of savings, she set out to pursue her heart’s desire. She joined an artists’ co-op and began making wheel thrown and hand built pottery. She has combined her personal style of etching and carving with traditional and slip resist raku which fashions a look that’s totally unique from anything you see out there. She’s living the dream.