Alexis Moyer
Clay, Sculpture

Breaux Bridge, LA

I think I have always been a potter at heart. Even after more than 30 years of working with clay, I still find it exciting to go into the studio every day, exploring and pushing the limits of what I can do and what the clay can be made to do. I love seeing what happens.

Growing up it never occurred to me that I could be an artist so I chose architecture as my career. It wasn’t until my fourth year majoring in architecture that I discovered my passion to be an artist. Now I had a soul-searching decision to make. Should I stay on my safe and chosen path towards a career in architecture or should I follow my heart into the unknown and become an artist? I took a deep breath and followed the excitement I felt in my heart about creating with clay.

Now that many years have passed I can see that the decision I made as a 22 year old set me onto a course that has turned into a wonderful art-filled life where each day holds a new creative adventure for me. I love that my new path led me to a place where I could add joy and meaning to people’s lives through what I create in my studio and I am honored each time I get to create a commission that holds special meaning for one of my collectors. I am so glad that I followed my heart!