I'd like you to meet my friend and collaborative partner, Mercedes! She's the creator of the mugs that will be available Nov. 15 to my newsletter crowd.
When you sit down to talk with Mercedes, you’ll notice her striking blue eyes, cheerful smile, and something unique about what she’s wearing. She might have a pair of handcrafted earrings, or her “Peaceful Warrior” t-shirt. She’ll have a drink—usually cold brew coffee—and offer you a drink in a unique cup.
If you listen closely, she often talks about recycling, helping our environment, and her love of nature’s beauties. She’s proud to tell you about the solar panels powering her house and kiln. And she loves to be a participant in her local community.
When you walk into Mercedes’ studio you’ll see her studio mate Boudiccca—a free roaming rabbit—and her creations. Mercedes loves to create fantasy inspired images for her ceramic artwork but they always relate to nature. From snails and birds, to fairies, mermaids, and moons, each series has a personal story and a connection to nature. She loves to experiment with a variety of mediums. And she’s always learning a new craft or technique to add to her creative tool box.
When not in the studio you’ll find her working in her garden or walking on the beach and stopping to do yoga. Mercedes is a free-spirit, kind, and giving.
Mercedes loves to go on adventures with her son. She loves to get together with friends and share good food served on handcrafted dishes. Mercedes loves feeling connected to people and cares deeply about her relationships with others.
Lastly, I'd like to tell you she was the first one that came up with wanting to collaborate with me--over 18 months ago. She wanted to have a way to stay connected when I moved to NC. It was something to look forward to when we visited each other. I am so THANKFUL we created this small series of mugs. We had so much fun creating them, they truly bring us joy.
When you go on a walk with me I’ll open up my introvert heart and introspective mind to share what I truly believe. I might be walking a dog while pushing a stroller with one of my boys in it. I like to stay active.
When not on a walk, I’ll either be wearing a vintage dress or a simple T-shirt and jean combo and have a few rings on my fingers. You’ll notice I'm tall and have sandy blonde hair.
I love to talk about ideas I have or help you solve a problem. I am a great listener and kind-hearted.
If you ask a genuine question I’ll answer, but I don’t share much about my personal life unless with close friends. I have a big smile and am genuine. I’ll ask you thoughtful questions to get to know you better.
My two boys keep me hopping but I make time to paint. As you know, I create wildfire landscape paintings. Inspired by my childhood in southern California, wildfires were a common event in the summertime. When you walk into my studio, you’ll see a big easel and a few paintings on the walls. Having my studio simple and clean aids in my creativity.
I'm dedicated to my faith and family. And I am dedicated to the subject of wildfires; I've been painting them for 10 years.
Traveling--especially road trips--is my jam. I'm always dreaming of the next adventure. I love to be outside and enjoy nature’s beauty, especially landscape scene
We hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know the creators behind the GOLD FIRE MUGS. We can’t wait to share more mugs with you in the coming weeks!