Elaine Y Shore has been creating one-of-a-kind, functional porcelain pieces since moving to Humboldt a decade ago after a career in corporate finance. “I love the whole process of creating beautiful pieces that can be used every day; throwing the soft, white porcelain, then hand painting or carving the designs, then firing the pieces. My new work is filled with bright colors, flowers, birds, animals. It is continually evolving. I always think of each piece as the prototype of the next one.” Elaine teaches glazing and surface decoration classes at Fire Arts Center in Arcata. She is a member of Arcata Artisans Cooperative and Trinidad Art Gallery, both local artist cooperative galleries.