Busy at the Wheel
Design, Potter &
Potter & Artist
Who Am I?
I have been given the gift of an artistic eye. Coupling that gift with the ability to bring dreams into reality.
“As you dream it, I will create it!”
Hi, Terry Porlier here. You know how it is said that you have prepared all of your life for this moment? Well, I thought I would give a brief overview of who I am and how I got here.
Ceramics has always been a love of mine, so when I went to college (University of Washington), I became a Ceramic Engineer. I also took a number of classes in art, and with years of hands-on experience the items of this site became a reality. There was a small interuption in my college classes while I went into the Army and became an IT guy. When I was discharged, I returned to school and finished my degree. Those early experiences have served me well during my life.
After graduation, I puchased a small ceramic art business (POKO, Inc) until my major supplier asked me to buy his business which immediately catipulted me into the manufacturing of clay and glaze products for schools, hobbiests, potters and government agencies. Developing a stoneware product called StoneSoup, it immediately took the company to international recognition.
With POKO International LTD as the umbrella, I then created a company called NW Tile Design. We did original works of art on tile and if the customer wanted us to, we would also do the install.
During some lean years, I worked at The Boeing Company and was the Sr. Architect of Computing on the 787 program. Upon leaving Boeing, I have gone back to my number one love . . . clay and art.
I hope you enjoy browsing my website and should you have a dream that you would like to have created in my genre, I am here for you.
It would be my pleasure to discuss your idea and see if it would have “legs”. Nothing gets me more excited than a new challenge. So when you have an idea please give me a call at the number listed below. I would love to hear from you. Whether it would be a remodel, a special gift, or any idea you may have please contact me with the information below.
12030 Spromberg Canyon Rd, Box 295
Leavenworth, WA 98826