I think this comes up occasionally on every forum I've ever belonged to, LOL.
About 7-8 years ago I was getting into potterymaking, learning to throw on the wheel, handbuilding, sculpting, glazing and firing my pieces. I hoped to make my hobby pay for itself, or at least defray some of the costs by selling a few pieces occasionally, never mind the fact that there's only so many pots you can use! When searching for a name for my "studio" I'd always loved the movie "LadyHawke" (I had a "Hawke" vanity tag for a while) but a friend cautioned me that I might run into copyright issues by using that. Since I'd always loved roses I changed it slightly and did a LOT of searching on the web to see if it turned up anywhere else. The only thing I found at the time was a racehorse in Florida
, so I settled on that name. Since then it's sort of become my nom de plume.
I had set up a website with my own domain of www.rosehawke.com
which has since become just a personal website.
I had to give up the potterymaking when I became sick for a while, and then we moved so I lost my studio space and where I had my kiln set up. I do hope to get back to it, eventually.