The Hands of Dog Hair Pottery
Eliza Petzinger is a Kentucky native, growing up in a small town, farming community. After graduating college and a bit of traveling, it was in 2004 that Petzinger became very interested learning about the Art of Ceramics. She decided to take an adult ceramics class which sparked a passion to expand her knowledge even further. By working with various potters and artists, Petzinger was able to explore new and old hand building techniques, learn the art of raku pottery, Anagama wood-fired pottery, soda fired pottery, and sculpture. Petzinger’s work demonstrates a nature inspired, creative mind that is forever learning and exploring. In 2017, Petzinger established Dog Hair Pottery Studios in a small, cozy cabin, located on her family farm. Petzinger primarily showcases her work locally while supporting and advocating art and community. Petzinger’s work is very unique, incorporating living plants, driftwood, grapevine, bone, feather and metal into speckled and dark bodied Appalachian clay. Petzinger enjoys hand building her pieces from rolled out slabs or coils, which she sometimes stamps with lace and wildflowers. The hands of dog hair pottery live to raise and homeschool her two daughters, explore nature, support and embrace community, and create unique works of art.