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The Art of April | Hi I'm April, the artist and founder of the art of april. You can find custom hand made pottery for all occasions. Bowls, ornaments, dishes, plates, cups, mugs, pause buttons, artwork to keep or share.

I honestly thought I had forgotten how to be creative, but my hands craved clay, ink and paint like my tastebuds crave high quality chocolate. 

I started experimenting with blockprinting, screenprinting & I signed up for a local pottery class in 2018. Oh, to have my hands in clay again!!!

It brought me back to life, and it saved my sanity as I navigated the stress of parenting headstrong teens and later the grief of losing my Father in August 2020. 

It became apparent to me that giving oneself time & space to pause & create regularly is crucial for emotional well being.

So too is surrounding oneself with beautiful, inspiring works of art - art you can live with - both functional art that makes the mundane feel meaningful and decorative art that lifts your spirits! Which is why I began sharing my art, it felt selfish to keep it all to myself.

My fluid, intuitive pottery & painting style have evolved into what is known as “Wabi-Sabi” - an intentional embracing of the evidence of having been handmade - allowing my work to be perfectly imperfect - proof each piece is lovingly hand made by a living, breathing human being.
My hope is that you will feel simultaneously more peaceful & enlivened, more connected & creatively inspired as you incorporate the treasures I create & design into your daily life.

Much love, from my family to yours,

April Kleven