Wild Autumn Design


I spent a lot of time as a child exploring the forest in my back yard. It became a familiar place, a place where I felt most comfortable and connected to the rest of the universe. I would sneak through the woods trying to make as little noise and sign as possible. I ate berries and wild plants such as dandelions and rhubarb. When I am in the woods, even today, I feel a connection to that which is sacred and holy.

My work contains elements of nature in every piece, from the carvings of leaves and branches to the curves of the female form. Whether I’m carving or imprinting, I try to make each piece with a beautiful shape and peacefulness about it. I don’t want to make the viewer uncomfortable, I want the viewer to want to touch it and explore it, I want them to feel good when they see it. I want them to feel the divine in each piece.

Albert Einstein said “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” When I look into nature, I see strength, beauty and peace. There is also a raw and fierce presence underlying everything. Something primal. I hope to bring this feeling forward in a future line of work, and explore new avenues for the emotions that nature evokes.


The wonderful thing about handmade local pottery is the fact that every piece is unique. Each and every piece is a one of a kind gift. Wild Autumn has nature inspired pottery in many shapes and sizes. Come and meet the artist, talk about the stories behind the work, and learn how a pot (or mug, bowl, pitcher, or other piece) is made from beginning to end.

Trina likes to discuss other peoples’ ideas as well, and would love to hear what you would like to see in her work. Come to her with nature inspired ideas and stories, and you may see some of them incorporated into one of her styles down the road.