Diahn Ott is a former Air Force brat who currently lives in Knoxville, Tennessee. She has a Master of Science degree in, of all things, Structural Geology. While her formal education focused on science, she has always been a maker of things, from drawings and paintings to hand-knitted scarves.
In 2015, she enrolled in a wheel-throwing course, in order to spend some time being creative with a dear friend. From the first class, she was hooked. She bought a wheel shortly afterward and spend some thoughtfully obsessed time honing her craft. While she still has much to learn, she's growing and learning every day. "I've come to the point where I dream about the clay and forms that I want to try. I feel like I've been looking for this my whole life, and now that I've found it, I can't imagine every doing anything else. I love that I am able to incorporate my love of drawing and painting into the surface of the pots - it allows me the opportunity to do something new, while practicing the skills I've already developed."