April 2019: Alysa Bumgarner

Our sixth featured ceramicist is well known throughout the Makerspace for her many little creature creations. She’s a skilled ceramic sculptor and offers regular classes where you can learn to make your own cute ceramic creature.

~ A Little About Alysa ~
(Pronounced Uh-Lee-Suh)

Joined MakeICT: October 2017

Born: Hill Air Force Base, Layton, Utah

Why Ceramics: It’s completely customize-able and I can let my imagination run wild! Plus, it’s completely okay to make a huge mess!!

Biggest Ceramics Challenge: Glazing! The glazes are not as accurate as I want to be, so I use a bake-on enamel paint for detailed things.

What’s Next: Immediately? Hoggle from Labyrinth and the Dobby from Harry Potter. Long term, plates and bowls on the wheel!

Hobbies: Making!!, succulents/gardening, snow skiing, figure skating, animals, hiking, camping, water sports, traveling, and board games.

If She Had One Super Power: Teleportation! Free and fast travel. Yes, please!

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Please say howdy to Alysa the next time you see her!


Show* skiing (It’s a not well-known water sport to many Wichitans, but rampant in the northern Midwest & South. I competed nationally for 10 years in Division 1!)

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