1- Leaf Pear

About the Artist and Potter

It’s All About Making Art! Each unique pottery piece is one-of-a-kind, handmade, wheel-thrown or hand-built.  Sets will have variations between pieces.

December 1, 2021, I became a member of
Art at the Main
210 E 400 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111-2804
with wheel-thrown and hand-sculpted pottery.

If you’re in the Ogden Utah area, you can also check out my pottery in person at

Beehive Naturals
186 25th Street
Ogden Utah 84401

Some History

I originally learned wheel-thrown pottery at Pioneer Craft House in the Salt Lake valley, along with lapidary and silversmithing. Because there was a long gap after my initial coursework, I re-learned wheel-thrown pottery by teaching myself with the direction of several online teachers. Now wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery has been my main artistic focus over the last few years.

My career as an artist began as a child, drawing and painting regularly, and has included five years full-time work as a graphic artist, as well as many years of volunteer work for Utah Watercolor Society.

Thoughts on the Creative Process

With painting and photography, I’m interested in the reflections on surfaces we don’t normally think of as reflective. In predawn light, I see a blending of red tail lights and stop lights with the green from the light as it turns, becoming lavender as it hits the rivers of tar meant to patch cracks in the road.  I’m intrigued by the colors shining off cement barriers between lanes of traffic in the dark or on a rainy night.

These and other reflections make me wish I had a driver so I could use my camera to capture as I see them; instead I keep them in my mind’s eye to influence my painting. 

My rich, vibrant, impressionist watercolors are portraits, figures, florals, landscapes, human interest, and abstract. I take a different view and break the rules. I also paint in acrylic and use photography as an art form and for reference. In addition to a wide selection of currently available pieces, I am available to create commissioned custom artwork.

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Neena Plant, potter, painter, and photographer.