Shelly Flynn

8056-sf-pottery-gas-firedShelly A.N. Flynn Artist Biography

Shelly Flynn, former social worker, is a local potter based in Colchester, Connecticut. Her work consists of wheel thrown decorative and functional forms that reflect both the predictability and unpredictability of nature. Utilizing multiple firing techniques such as wood, primitive, and gas, elements of nature are instilled in each piece.

Shelly began her art education many years ago, but life redirected her into the helping profession of social work.


Despite a home, family, and satisfying career, an unnamed longing existed – something that encouraged her heart to sing in a different way, something to create balance within her life.

It was one day nearly twelve years ago, on a very long, soul searching walk that she began her journey into the world of pottery. The journey to pursue her heart’s passion unfolded in magical ways. Teachers and opportunities presented themselves, and her learning blossomed into creating Shelly Flynn Pottery, LLC where she creates her nature inspired pottery and teaches pottery lessons.