Abby Deschenes is a part time potter with a completely unrelated career in business administration. Ceramics is her way of expressing herself and flexing that creative muscle. It creates a balance between her two worlds. The intention of her work varies from simply aesthetically pleasing to softly thought provoking and sentimental. The pots she designs feature a variety of hand-painted motifs like floral patterns, little creatures, and text. She aims to create work that is both pleasing to the eye and in the hand of the user. Still early in her ceramics career, she loves experimenting with new techniques and learning new ways to make.