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Made to Order Little porcelain planters, pair of pinch pots slip-carved in black and white Seascape and Snowstorm motifs. Ceramics, pottery.

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Made to Order Little porcelain planters, pair of pinch pots slip-carved in black and white Seascape and Snowstorm motifs. Ceramics, pottery.

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: porcelain clay, transparent glaze, black slip
  • Feedback: 89 reviews
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** Please note: This item is made to order. It ships in 3-4 weeks. **

The patterns on these two little planters are called Seascape -- a black sea with white lines of surf receding into the distance -- and Snowstorm, with white flakes falling from a black sky. They are hand-pinched out of fine porcelain clay, and the decoration is created by first dipping the piece in black slip (liquid clay) and then hand-carving the pattern to reveal the white clay underneath. Finally they're glazed with a thin coat of glossy, transparent glaze.

Each planter measures approximately 3 inches in diameter and 3 inches tall, just right for a windowsill, and they have heavy bases for stability. They do have a small drainage hole at the bottom (which I like to block with a pebble to keep dirt in while letting excess water seep out), and they're a perfect fit for a 2-inch plastic pot to slip inside.

About my process:
All of my ceramics are created using hand building techniques, including pinching, coiling, and slab building. These little planters are pinch pots, shaped by a process of gradual pinching and smoothing with fingers and palms. Pinch pots were the first clay vessels made, dating back at least to prehistoric times, and I find it a satisfyingly elemental process, not mediated by even the most basic level of technology. Each piece is then carved, pierced, and/or stamped to create textures inspired by sea creatures, rocks, pods, pinecones, and other forms and patterns of the natural world. I appreciate the soft imperfection and individuality it gives to each piece; to me, each form emerges as a sort of creature; each looks as if it has grown into its unique environment -- like coral, or a stalactite -- or, conversely, been worn away by some completely random convergence of circumstances -- wind, sand, or waves. Each piece is unique and is signed with my maker's stamp.
** Please note: This item is made to order. It ships in 3-4 weeks. **

The patterns on these two little planters are called Seascape -- a black sea with white lines of surf receding into the distance -- and Snowstorm, with white flakes falling from a black sky. They are hand-pinched out of fine porcelain clay, and the decoration is created by first dipping the piece in black slip (liquid clay) and then hand-carving the pattern to reveal the white clay underneath. Finally they're glazed with a thin coat of glossy, transparent glaze.

Each planter measures approximately 3 inches in diameter and 3 inches tall, just right for a windowsill, and they have heavy bases for stability. They do have a small drainage hole at the bottom (which I like to block with a pebble to keep dirt in while letting excess water seep out), and they're a perfect fit for a 2-inch plastic pot to slip inside.

About my process:
All of my ceramics are created using hand building techniques, including pinching, coiling, and slab building. These little planters are pinch pots, shaped by a process of gradual pinching and smoothing with fingers and palms. Pinch pots were the first clay vessels made, dating back at least to prehistoric times, and I find it a satisfyingly elemental process, not mediated by even the most basic level of technology. Each piece is then carved, pierced, and/or stamped to create textures inspired by sea creatures, rocks, pods, pinecones, and other forms and patterns of the natural world. I appreciate the soft imperfection and individuality it gives to each piece; to me, each form emerges as a sort of creature; each looks as if it has grown into its unique environment -- like coral, or a stalactite -- or, conversely, been worn away by some completely random convergence of circumstances -- wind, sand, or waves. Each piece is unique and is signed with my maker's stamp.

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