We had the good fortune of connecting with Deana Hicks and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Deana, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Creating an art style that I would want to keep and display in my own home.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
One of the most important things to becoming a successful artist is to create your own brand and style. My style is somewhat Southwest Bohemian, like me! My best pieces are ones that are true to my style, that would look great in my own home.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Queen Creek Olive Mill

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Cherri Hoffer for opening up her home studio to let folks learn the art of pottery. Arlene Smith, and David Hoffer for teaching glaze techniques at Marjon Ceramics, that I have been able to incorporate in my work. My daughter in law Erica Hicks for helping me with the computer and marketing challenges.

Website: www.potterybydeanahicks.etsy.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/potterybydeanahicks
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Image Credits
All photos are mine.