Bonita Marie Hunter was slow to realize she is an artist. With her nose in a book throughout childhood, bun-a (as she has been known since college) first fell in love with storytelling, writing, and eventually theater. A turn of events shortly after getting her BA in English and Speech Communications at Northern Michigan University put her on the path to becoming a grief counselor. Finishing coursework to that end in Maine, bun-a's life took another turn resulting in a marriage to Glenn that kept her moving between Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Maryland, and Maine again before coming to Colorado in 1997.
Every move brought a new chapter to her, and her storytelling was in the form of starting small businesses that included technical writing, proofreading, catering, designing and producing counted cross-stitch pieces, acting, and photo styling. Throughout all that time doing all those jobs, she simply considered herself a full time mom to son Jeffrey and daughter Adrienne.
Colorado has brought her to the world of clay work. When you look at her functional hand-built pottery, you see her speaking though texture and color. Pretty Useful Pottery is the name of her food safe, everyday dishes that Trimble Court is happy to include in its line of locally produced gift ware and home decor.