Tonya begins teaching pottery both in schools around the state and at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft. She remains an active teacher to this day.
Tonya graduates with a Master of Arts from the University of Louisville, with a concentration in ceramics. She also builds her own gas reduction kiln.
Payne Street Pottery opens in August.
First private class is offered at Payne Street Pottery.
Expands the number of wheels and starts offering a second-session class on Monday evenings.
Expands class offerings to three days a week.
Becomes a vendor at the St. James Court Art Show.
Adds Friday morning and Thursday afternoon classes.
Payne Street Pottery moves to 531 North Hite Avenue.
Begins offering private events and selling pottery supplies.
Builds and installs a gas soda kiln.
Tonya is elected Vice President of Louisville Clay.
Payne Street Pottery begins offering classes on LivingSocial®.