We are very happy to include some of Deborah Hager’s work for the first time this year in our holiday market. Her beautiful and expert work is in galleries around the state and beyond. Deborah Hager is an accomplished potter living and working in Divide, CO. With a degree in fine arts, she began working as a potter at the famed Van Briggle Pottery Co. in Old Colorado City. When that company was forced to downsize, Deborah opened her own studio, Clay by Nature, where she makes beautiful pottery inspired by the natural world around her and informed by the philosophy expounded and manifested by the Arts & Crafts movement of the early 20th century. She makes all of her own glazes, formulating and testing them until they produce the complex, dynamic colors she loves to work with. Her high-fire wares are food safe, microwave and dishwasher safe.