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Hi, it's me, Sierra Estes! I began working with clay in 2013 in West Tennessee where I graduated with a BA in Ceramics. My lifelong affinity for the earth drew me into clay, where I found a sense of familiarity and intimacy working with my hands. I moved to Houston in 2016 with my husband and began working out of a collaborative studio. In 2017, I started my own business to focus on a collection of work that centers around rituals of beauty and communion in the home. Estes Ceramics is my means of connecting myself and others to the earth through material, design, and functionality. I am fortunate to have a garage studio to work out of, and my pets love it too.
There is intrinsic beauty and value in the hand crafted object and I believe that it has the ability to transform our everyday rituals into moments of pause, reflection, and connection. I see the dirt in my pots as sacred and that by honoring it we can find some communion with nature. I firmly believe that the work behind handmade goods should be valued, and that they should have a place not only in the exciting and beautiful spaces, but also in the ordinary quiet moments. I want quality objects and experiences to be accessible by all.