The Nerdy Potter comes to Gulf Coast Maker & Comic Con this year with their small batch and fandom themed pottery. Emily Roberts tells us more.
GCMCC: What do you make?
ER: We make small batch pretty pottery and fandom themed pieces, as well. The time of The Nerd has arrived. No longer must we hide in the shadows and worry about the judgment received for being enthusiastic about a particular movie/tv show or book series. Indulging in these far off worlds brings me joy and I want to share that joy with others. I also love the feel of making something from nothing and experimenting with colors and shapes and trying to find the beauty from within a solid chunk of clay and hope to shows this through my functional pretty pottery.
GCMCC: Why do you make it?
ER: In the age of self-care, this is my form of meditation. This usually occurs while enjoying listening to my favorites like Harry Potter, Star Wars, Stargate, Disney, Doctor Who, and many others. I also think it’s important to share and support fellow fans and together, we can enjoy and explore these subjects together. Plus, who doesn’t look forward to using a special mug or bowl that’s special just to you.
GCMCC: What inspires you?
ER: As a small business owner, living life the way I want to and being able to be my own boss while making things that make myself and others happy is important. I have always believed that you should spend your time doing things that make you happy. Carrying on the tradition of making pottery continues to keep the spirit of self-reliance and connects people to each other and their community of makers. In a world where most things are mass produced for the majority of the population, it’s important to hold on to the things that ties us to our roots and makes us the induvial we are.
GCMCC: What are you bringing to showcase?
ER: This year The Nerdy Potter will be bringing our pretty and nerdy wares and spunky personality. We hope next year to offer a demonstration of just how we turn a lump of clay into the beautiful finished products you will see on the tables in front of you.
GCMCC: Why do you believe Gulf Coast Maker & Comic Con is important?
ER: I think it important to continue to preserve the maker community and continue to pass on the knowledge from one generation to the next so that it is not forgotten. This event gives people the opportunity to combine learning a new skill with current interests. It also gives the vendors the opportunity to make new connections and expand their knowledge base as well.
We couldn’t have put it better! Get your FREE tickets to attend Gulf Coast Maker & Comic Con, March 24 at St. Petersburg College- Seminole Campus to meet Nerdy Potter, and to register your own Maker booth today! (Maker booth registration closes Monday, March 19)