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Bella Joy Pottery

Why save your favorite porcelain for holidays?

Bella Joy Pottery focuses on celebrating the routine, the everyday, your real life. Why save your favorite porcelain for holidays? Bella Joy Pottery is meant to be used for daily rituals-drinking coffee, eating lunch, savoring dessert. Frivolous? Not at all! Life is better when you enjoy the small things. 

Bella Joy Pottery was started in 2006 and has undergone numerous transformations. The current line was established in January 2012. Artist and owner, Heidi Fahrenbacher,develops her own original clay prototypes on a potters wheel and then fabricates plaster molds to mimic her originals. Finally, she forms vessels in these molds with liquid porcelain. Each piece is created, finished, and glazed by hand. Bella Joy Pottery is located in Plainwell, MI, which is between Chicago and Detroit. 

Clay artist, Heidi Fahrenbacher, modeling her latest pottery series featuring grid designs
Clay artist, Heidi Fahrenbacher, modeling her latest pottery series featuring grid designs
Grid Series pottery cup in blue and natural colors
Grid Series pottery cup in blue and natural colors

Artist Bio:
From the Bella Joy Pottery website: 

"Hi! My name is Heidi Fahrenbacher and I am a ceramic artist and illustrator. 

At 15, I took my first ceramics class and I was hooked. I was also awful. Awful. I struggled at the potters wheel for years, but liked the challenge. In college, I wanted to become a gerontologist. Before the beginning of my sophomore year, my dad sat me down and advised me to do what I loved instead. (What a good guy!) I went to the registrars office and changed all my courses for the fall. Looking back, it was the correct decision." 

— Heidi

Grid Series pottery cup in green and natural color
Grid Series pottery cup in green and natural color
Grid Series pottery cup in sand and colorful squares
Grid Series pottery cup in sand and colorful squares

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