about GOOD GIRL POTTERY

WHO IS GOOD GIRL POTTERY?

Good Girl Pottery, run by Liana, is one of the funkiest, most expressive brands at Mind Matter. The handmade and colorful nature of her products hold a lot of personality and really connect with you as you interact with them. Liana's love and energy is truly present in her work and can be felt even by just looking at it!!

IN THEIR OWN WORDS

- WHO ARE YOU?
My name is Liana and I make pottery under the name Good Girl Pottery.

- WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
I grew up in Montclair, New Jersey and do identify as a Jersey girl at heart. But currently I live in Northampton, Ma. 

- WHAT'S YOUR STORY?
I started playing around with pottery a couple years ago when I went to a pottery class with my students. I am a teacher for adults with intellectual disabilities and we got the chance to work at a local pottery studio and take classes. I fell in love with it and immediately wanted to try it out more. A lot of the styles I make and sell now came out of those early classes I took with my students. 
 
- WHAT DO YOU CREATE? WHAT'S YOUR PROCESS?
I just make things I really like for myself and want to see around my own house. When I first started Good Girl I was just posting pictures from my own collection of stuff and home decor and people responded to it. I have always gravitated towards things that are covered in patterns or a fun color because if it's going to be around my house I want it to look cute too. I think that informs a lot of what I make. I want my pieces to make people feel happy and like they are expressing a part of themselves even if it's just a spoon rest on the stove. 

- WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION?
I find a lot of inspiration from years of thrifting and antiquing, bold patterns (obsessed with Marimekko and Dusen Dusen) and kind of girly things. I also love to put a face on things which is pretty clear from looking at my work. 

- WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO INSPIRE?
I feel pretty committed to inspiring people to find ways to express themselves and make their spaces feel uniquely theirs.

I am also always trying and encouraging connections and community through art. That has been very important to me especially this past year. Instagram is a crazy place but creating and sharing there and the relationships I have made inspire me and I hope the feeling is mutual!

   
   
          
We feel so lucky to be able to share Liana's art with you and hope that you love it as much as we do. Follow her on instagram to further support her and her work!

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