dgordon

Hand built, Handmade Pottery with an organic look

Florida, United States · 22192 Sales

dgordon

Hand built, Handmade Pottery with an organic look

Florida, United States 22192 Sales On Etsy since 2006

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Announcement   Welcome to dgordon, **PLEASE READ SIZES IN DESCRIPTION! ALL PICS ARE CLOSE UPS****
**We offer wholesale rates, as well as retail, message me for terms**

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Last updated on 27 Mar, 2018

Welcome to dgordon, **PLEASE READ SIZES IN DESCRIPTION! ALL PICS ARE CLOSE UPS****
**We offer wholesale rates, as well as retail, message me for terms**

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Nina Dzyak

Nina Dzyak on 21 May, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Again, absolutely beautiful! I've ordered several ring holders as engagement presents in the past and will continue to do so! These products are gorgeous and the seller is so easy to work with!

Cheryl Morgan

Cheryl Morgan on 20 May, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Very sweet set of hearts. Great gift item for someone who has everything!

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it all begins with mud :)

**We offer wholesale rates, as well as retail, convo me for terms**
Please note: Our work is made to be lightweight for a delicate look. It is not a heavy clunky piece of pottery.
~~ Our work is unglazed on the bottom where the pottery touches the kiln shelf, and then signed~~
Please remember, colors may vary from monitor to monitor!
The white pieces are an Antique white, which is a slightly creamy off white.
Hand built pottery is not machine made! It will have it's own personality and imperfections, which makes it a truly unique piece!
Please hand wash to preserve the life of your pieces.

To make a ring holder we..
come up with an idea of what I'd like it to look like..
I cut 25 lbs of clay with a wire tool.
I put a piece in my hand cranked slab roller.
I take the slab and press lace into the wet clay.
I hand cut the shape I want.
I let it dry a bit and them form it into a bowl shape.
I roll out the posts.
I attach the post with slip.
Once its dry I take a wet sponge to smooth the edges.
It has to sit for several days (depending on the thickness) to dry.
It gets fired the first time in our own kiln for 9 hours.
The next day I hand glaze it, adding details.
I fire it the second time.
I take it out of the kiln and breathe a sigh of relief that it didnt warp, that the glaze came out perfect and that there are no imperfections.
I take a pic, list it on etsy, and personally pack it once it sells.
Part of this process includes having to fill (make enough pieces!) our rather large kiln before we can run it. Each load will hold about 200 pieces depending on the size of the items.
Hand made from start to finish!

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  • deb

    Owner, Maker

    Robert began this business and Deborah joined in later helping with the "computer part" working side by side, Update: Oct 16th dad passed away. I cant tell you how much I miss him.

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