I am Michelle Carter of Short & Stout Pottery. I am a weekend potter with a love of splattering clay all over my kitchen. I use a variety of clay bodies to create functional pieces through wheel throwing and hand building. Once my creations are trimmed and dry, I fire in my electric kiln, glaze, and then fire one more time. Finally I clean up glaze drips, smooth out rough spots, and clean to end up with a pretty mug, colander, bowl, or other useful object.