About me

My daughter called me a goat when she was young and it stuck.

Living in Northern California I am set in nature, finding myself on narrow trails leading to extraordinary views. The tireless beauty is inspiring and excites creativity.

After a lifetime of working in technology, I changed course and am indulging imagination and wonder, realizing my artistic dreams.

Pottery is a meditation which takes time, patience and practice. There is always something new to try. Glazing requires experimenting, has its successes and failures, but in the end, you have something you created with your heart and your hands.

Claire Schendel
Petaluma, CA