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Ramona Gregory Painting & Ceramics

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Announcement    Welcome to my shop!

Introducing a new pottery line:
FLORA & FAUNA
Read more about it in the 'my story' section and find photos in the pottery section.

Thank-you for visiting!

Announcement

Last updated on 08 Oct, 2015

Welcome to my shop!

Introducing a new pottery line:
FLORA & FAUNA
Read more about it in the 'my story' section and find photos in the pottery section.

Thank-you for visiting!

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Forest Hare

CA$300.00

Forest Fox

CA$305.00

Desert Fruit

CA$1,375.00

Forest Fox

CA$150.00

Ramona Gregory

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About elementerra

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On Etsy since 2009

Inspired by nature, my work is ever growing with new paintings, as well as a brand new line of pottery, FLORA & FAUNA.

As a potter and painter I have long admired forms in nature, which has translated into my work in various ways. My most recent pottery line, Flora & Fauna, uses scientific illustrations to delve into the world of biology and anatomy, with images of everything from sea creatures, to insects, to a biological heart. Flora & Fauna began years ago when I stumbled upon the beautiful illustrations of Ernst Haeckel and knew I had to incorporate them into my work. Ernst Haeckel (16 February 1834 – 9 August 1919) was a German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor, and artist who discovered, described and named thousands of new species, mapped a genealogical tree relating all life forms, and coined many terms in biology.

After some experimenting, I devised a way to add the images to wheel-thrown stoneware pieces using a printer and decal transfer process. Each piece is thrown using a white stoneware clay, fired and glazed to cone6. Vessel interiors are a variegated blue like the depths and layers of the sea, which contrast beautifully with the pale white and sea-foam green exteriors.

My functional work calls on you to contemplate the intersection of science and art while sipping from an octopus mug. I aim to inspire the user to marvel at the beauty, mystery, symmetry and strangeness of the natural world.

A note regarding past work...
I am currently very busy raising children and only in the studio part time. Most of my work sells locally before making it onto my Etsy site. So, if there is something you saw that is no longer listed, don't hesitate to send me a message and I may be able to keep it aside or make it for you! I'm currently sold out of Dimpled Creatures but more to come soon...

About the dimpled creatures...
DIMPLED CREATURES! They are based on my imaginings of unknown creatures, and pretty little shiny things, like gemstones nestled into a rough rock. Each piece is made of stoneware ceramic, glazed with my own glazes, and oxidation fired. As I progress with this line of functional work, I will be adding more types of forms, but am currently focused on mugs, teacups, teapots and a couple bowls.

I have also been making cremation vessels, which I have a few examples displayed here. If you are interested in learning more about these urns or seeing more examples, please visit www.ElementerraUrns.com

Shop policies

Last updated on 15 February, 2011
Hello! Thanks for visiting my shop. I love working with clay and hope you enjoy my creations as much as I enjoy making them.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may return it properly packaged and UNDAMAGED within 7 days and I will refund your money. I package all my pieces very carefully and have not had pieces break, but if the piece is broken during shipping I will send you a new one, with photographic proof from you of the broken item.
Payment
I accept paypal. If this doesn't work for you please contact me regarding other options. Canadian buyers: Due to the set-up of Etsy.com my prices are listed in US dollars. If bought directly from my studio, my Canadian prices are the same as the American dollar value.
Delivery
I ship Canada Post unless you indicate otherwise. I will happily ship Xpress or courier it to you if you prefer and are willing to pay any difference in cost. I will ship the item within 3 business days. If it is not in stock I will give you an estimated time of delivery (2-4 weeks).
Additional policies and FAQs
Each piece is hand-made and as such there will be slight variations from the photo. Also, please note, the colour you see is affected by your screen, therefore the actual colour (although very close) may not be identical.