Meet The Maker: Sunny Leinhart
To say that Sunny lives up to her name is probably giving the sun too much credit. She’s even more cheerful than sunshine. And definitely more talented. Sunny was our first Rural Artisan Potter, and we love every time she stops by the shop to restock her inventory and show us new finds.
I knew from the first time I touched clay that I wanted to make pots. I would dream about the wheel spinning at night. It was the only college course (aside from art history) that I got an A+ in!
My great husband. We were in college together holding hands when I started on this journey. He’s been with me since the beginning, I can’t imagine life without his support and holding hands.
I love making the pears. Each one is individual and fun to make. The design of the pears took a while to evolve and I am proud of them. I pay lots of attention to details. I feel my work is very clean and elegant. I hope others feel the same.
I really appreciate the Cookbooks. They are beautiful and so well made. The photography is lovely.
Put the time into practicing. It pays off. I taught for many years and I am sure that my students will remember me telling them to “Be the pot” “Feel its existence” Nothing comes into existence without imagining a little piece of your spirit will always be in that pot. How cool is that?