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She likes puttering about with pottery


Carol-Ann Tudor

She likes puttering about with pottery

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WHEN MICHELLE GREAVES started out doing pottery in 2002, it was just a hobby.
But her love for it grew so much that on her birthday on October 31, 2006, Greaves ditched her career as a banker and decided to “do her own thing”.
Greaves, who operates from her home at Waterhall Terrace, St James, and is now the owner of Michelles  Clay Gallery, showcased some of the most exquisite pieces at the Barbados Horticultural Society’s annual flower show last week, catching the eye of many traversing the grounds.
Although it has taken her some time to build a clientele, Greaves said she has reached her target, which is young and upcoming home owners and those who have an eye for exotic pieces.
“I don’t like doing normal creations. I find people are always looking for different pieces, so I like to experiment with different ideas,” the sculptor said.
She also chooses materials that can highlight the beauty of the clay, so one of her favourite collections is created with the use of bronze metallic glaze.
“That glaze really beautifies the clay and with it I have been able to do some inspiring pieces,” she noted.
Greaves said she enjoyed the challenge the job provided for her, because it always meant having to come up with something new.

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