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Two main passions in my life from a very young age have been art and animals. During my studies in ceramics I fell in love with the alternative firing technique of using horse hair in surface design. Being an avid horse lover I experimented with my horse's hair and made vases for friends using their animal's hair. From my wonderful friends and family sharing my work, I was asked more and more to make artwork to serve as a memorials for pets. All different types of hair can be used: cat, dog, horse, human, even feathers. Each piece has unique and spontaneous characteristics.This process has allowed me to connect my passions, and provide a special memorial for those who love their animals.
Megan Hood John
I have a BA in Ceramics and Art Education from UNC, Greeley and an MA in Art Education from BU. Currently I work as an elementary art teacher and ceramic artist. I took my first ceramics class at age ten and have worked with clay consistently since 2002.
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." Anatole France