Tonya graduated from North Georgia College in Dahlonega in the spring of 2009, with a degree in art education, focus in ceramics. She taught in 2010 and 2011 at The Studio Art School in Crested Butte, Colorado. Her pottery has been sold at The Art-Full Barn and other local galleries since she was thirteen, and she won her first blue ribbon for pottery design at that age also. She is excited to be home and hopes to make her living with her pottery production and classes. She now resides in Clarkesville after marrying Jason Fowler and together they have a beautiful daughter, Phoebe Gail, and a handsome son, Griffin Thomas!