A little about Shaun

     I am a 4th generation San Diego native who grew up loving the mountains, desert and beaches.  Drawing was my first love until I discovered clay in the 3rd. grade.  In high school I was able to take my first ceramics class and I immediately fell in love with the medium.  I was so excited that I could draw three dimensionally in space with my forms!
     I am continually inspired by natural and native elements in my environment.  I love clean simple lines, enhanced by surface decoration.  I love functional work that fills my eye with art and beauty.  I am constantly finding inspiration from sticks, rocks, pine cones, branches, leaves and other items of nature.  The complex design and simplicity in the forms is a source of never ending fascination for me.
     I love to use art in my day to day life so when people have a piece of mine I want them to use it and enjoy it in their everyday setting. 
     My husband and I were married in 1983 in Torrey Pines State Reserve in

La Jolla, CA., so it holds a special place in my heart.  My pine cone inspirations come from there.  I hope you enjoy looking at and using my pots as much as I enjoy making them!  


Shaun Craig