Rachel Norris

Rachel Norris is the owner of Joy Pottery in Bryan, Texas. I studied Ceramics at UNT but I have always loved to make things. I grew up in Hong Kong, where I was born and stayed until I graduated from the Hong Kong International School. I first pulled clay from the hillside of my favorite swimming hole as a child. Joy Pottery is built on the land her mother grew up on in Bryan. “My aesthetic comes from one foot in the orient and the other in Texas. I am inspired by the patterns in nature. I like to make pots that people will use. My greatest praise is when someone tells me they use my work everyday. Words like ‘you made my favorite mug’ really make me smile.”

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