madebykellsey

hand-pinched pots for slowing down & appreciating life

Calgary, Alberta | 1 Sale

madebykellsey

hand-pinched pots for slowing down & appreciating life

Calgary, Alberta 1 Sale On Etsy since 2016

madebykellsey

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Video summary: building the form of a pot

i make pottery. sometimes i weave and sew, but mostly i make pots.

i grew up in a family of craftspeople and studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design. after i graduated in 2016, i set up a studio to continue making. i enjoy doing a little bit of everything; making pots, sewing, weaving, crocheting, paper-making, and woodworking - though making pots is currently my main focus.

the process i use is very simple: the base of the pot is formed in a press mold, and the walls are pinched from coils (watch the video above!). to make taller pots, i simply add more coils and pinch them up. the patterns are carved into the surface using a mechanical pencil. the various layers of coloured slip and glaze are applied with a paintbrush. i intentionally leave the outside of the pots unglazed to allow you to experience the soft, dimpled surface.

to learn more about my process, visit my instagram (link below).

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Last updated on 28 Aug, 2018
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Every item is glazed and is safe for food and daily use. Most items are microwave and dishwasher safe, unless otherwise indicated.