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Carved White Flower Cup - Ceramic Handle-less Mug - Soda Fired Pottery

Carved White Flower Cup - Ceramic Handle-less Mug - Soda Fired Pottery

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: stoneware, glaze, soda, ceramics
  • Favorited by: 3 people
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From Missoula, MT

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The process of creating centers my being. It combines my roles as artist, scientist, gardener, cook, wife and mother. Ceramics carves out a space, between raising children, weeding garden rows, reading, hiking, and the every day tasks of living to reflect on the small details of my day. It places the small moments into the context of the cycles and processes of nature that are continually in motion.

Each piece, through it's creation and use, is a reminder of the intricate processes on which life depends: pollination to fruit, fruit to food, food to nourishment, nourishment to community, and our communal place in a larger ecosystem.

My work also connects me to my greater community. Ceramics, as tactile, durable and useful objects, become integrated into the daily routine: a necklace, the morning cup of coffee, the vase on the table, the casserole dish at dinner and the art tile on the wall. They are the small details that make a house a home. A home in which we make food and drink, share and celebrate, and build the foundation of our lives.

This mug is 3 1/4" tall and 3 1/2" in diameter.

Thecup is hand thrown and then dipped in a titanium yellow flashing slips through which clusters of flowers (umbels) and the cross section of a single blossom are carved. Once fired the cups are sanded and a red iron oxide wash is added. The exterior of the cup is almost entirely un-glazed and the cool gray and warm yellow/orange coloration as well as the smooth sealed finish of the exterior surface are the result of the interaction between the clay body (stoneware), the flame and the addition of a soda mixture during the firing process. The flowers are stenciled and the handle side of the mug dipped in a white glaze. The interior surface of the cup is glazed with a food safe white glaze that has hints of light blue and green where the soda deposited during the firing process.

The final surface quality is the result of the firing process. The stoneware is fired cone 10 in a soda firing. When the kiln reaches the desired temperature, a mixture of soda ash and baking soda dissolved in water is sprayed into the kiln. The soda deposits on and reacts with the exterior clay surfaces and glazed interiors. The firing process takes approximately 20 hours. Once the kiln is shut off it cools for few days. It is worth the wait, because the results are always a surprise.

Hand washing of this item is recommended.
The process of creating centers my being. It combines my roles as artist, scientist, gardener, cook, wife and mother. Ceramics carves out a space, between raising children, weeding garden rows, reading, hiking, and the every day tasks of living to reflect on the small details of my day. It places the small moments into the context of the cycles and processes of nature that are continually in motion.

Each piece, through it's creation and use, is a reminder of the intricate processes on which life depends: pollination to fruit, fruit to food, food to nourishment, nourishment to community, and our communal place in a larger ecosystem.

My work also connects me to my greater community. Ceramics, as tactile, durable and useful objects, become integrated into the daily routine: a necklace, the morning cup of coffee, the vase on the table, the casserole dish at dinner and the art tile on the wall. They are the small details that make a house a home. A home in which we make food and drink, share and celebrate, and build the foundation of our lives.

This mug is 3 1/4" tall and 3 1/2" in diameter.

Thecup is hand thrown and then dipped in a titanium yellow flashing slips through which clusters of flowers (umbels) and the cross section of a single blossom are carved. Once fired the cups are sanded and a red iron oxide wash is added. The exterior of the cup is almost entirely un-glazed and the cool gray and warm yellow/orange coloration as well as the smooth sealed finish of the exterior surface are the result of the interaction between the clay body (stoneware), the flame and the addition of a soda mixture during the firing process. The flowers are stenciled and the handle side of the mug dipped in a white glaze. The interior surface of the cup is glazed with a food safe white glaze that has hints of light blue and green where the soda deposited during the firing process.

The final surface quality is the result of the firing process. The stoneware is fired cone 10 in a soda firing. When the kiln reaches the desired temperature, a mixture of soda ash and baking soda dissolved in water is sprayed into the kiln. The soda deposits on and reacts with the exterior clay surfaces and glazed interiors. The firing process takes approximately 20 hours. Once the kiln is shut off it cools for few days. It is worth the wait, because the results are always a surprise.

Hand washing of this item is recommended.

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If you are not completely satisfied with your order- please email us at adelheid.west [!at] gmail.com or convo us through ETSY and we can figure out a solution.

Our goal is to make the details that make your house into a home.

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Items will be shipped USPS Priority almost always.

Packages arrive 2-3 business days after they are marked as shipped- most of the time. There can be delays with US Postal Service and those are out of our control. We always will provide a tracking number. Please be patient and notify us if a package does not arrive within a few days of the expected date.

Some items will ship quickly, others, not so much- it all depends on where I am in the process. Each piece takes days to make, days to dry, days to fire, a day to glaze, and several more to glaze fire.

If you are requesting a custom order, or more than 3 pieces let me know and we can work out a deal on the shipping.

Please keep in mind that there are other costs associated with shipping besides postage. Ceramics are fragile, and because of that it needs to be specially wrapped, padded and carefully shipped. All of this increases the cost of shipping an item. Thank you for understanding.

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