Zoe Daniel is the artist behind Wormwood and Honey.  She studied Scientific Illustration at the University of Georgia but quickly realized she needed to start spreading her love of art to others.  She has since spent 3 years teaching elementary art to an eccentric group of kids in Athens, GA.

 

Zoe started making pottery as a form of art therapy at a local studio.  After a few years working with other potters there she started her own studio and officially launched Wormwood and Honey.  The name is inspired by the novel Matilda and Zoe’s love of bees and botanical things.

 

Zoe’s pottery is not only meant to be used but to spread awareness.  She utilizes her Scientific Illustration chops to create 2 main series in her work.  The first explores important pollinators, like bees, in an effort to get people thinking about how much the world needs pollinators to survive.  She will often feature plants that pollinators love and a portion of the profits from this series goes to Greenpeace to help with their bee saving efforts.  The second series focuses on National Parks, mainly Yellowstone.  She draws animals that are being hurt by policies that are removing protections from Yellowstone.  A portion of those profits goes to the National Parks Conservation Association.

 

Currently, Zoe is teaching elementary art by day, making pottery by evening, and snuggling with her fluffy old husky by night.

 

Save the bees!