Handmade Freeform Stoneware Footed Sculptural Tray 11-020

TerraformaStudio

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Handmade Freeform Stoneware Footed Sculptural Tray 11-020

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$275.00

Rare find — there's only 1 of these in stock.

Item details

Handmade item

Materials

stoneware clay, porcelain slip, glaze, ceramic

This is a type of form I call biomorphic. I handbuild these pieces by first laying clay slabs on plaster forms I have created from various palm fronds. Feet are added while still on the plaster form. A lot of hand finishing goes into each piece, from shaping the edges for a feeling of delicacy, to meticulous application of feet that will appear most seamless and streamlined.

The deeply rippled surface texture was first accented with porcelain slip applied with a dry brush. A coat of matte white glaze was then sprayed on and wiped off to create a surface of variegation and the underside of the dark chocolate brown clay form was carefully burnished and left unglazed to further accent the top surface. Its exotic nature hints at various influences - Asian, South Seas, Pacific Islands, African—primitive and yet very modern.

Food-safe and the wide end can hold a small pool of water should you choose to offer it as a bathing refuge for the small birds in your garden, or an exotic prop in which to float a large blossom. It could also function as a one-of-a-kind cheese or appetizer platter, sushi serving tray, or any other eye-catching centerpiece food service you can dream up.

• Measures 17" (432 mm) long, 8 1/4" (210 mm) wide, and 3 1/2" (83 mm) h.
• High-fired to cone 10
• Hand washable
• In stock and ready to ship.

• See more one-of-a-kind pieces in my shop: TerraFormaStudio.etsy.com
• Follow on Instagram @terraformastudio
• Stay in touch with news at facebook.com/terraformastudioceramics
• Visit TerraFormaStudioCeramics.com, for a full gallery of work, past and present.
• View a gallery of my favorite midcentury and contemporary ceramics on Pinterest, http://www.pinterest.com/terraformastdio

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IMPORTANT NOTE: The shipping cost you see is ALWAYS a farthest-distance estimate, and ALWAYS includes insurance. Your actual cost may be much lower, and I always refund overestimated charges above $1.00

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS:
Yes—I ship internationally! if interested in any piece in my shop, please contact me so I can give you a precise shipping cost for your location.
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Design, images, and content © 2017, Michele Fielding. All rights reserved.
This is a type of form I call biomorphic. I handbuild these pieces by first laying clay slabs on plaster forms I have created from various palm fronds. Feet are added while still on the plaster form. A lot of hand finishing goes into each piece, from shaping the edges for a feeling of delicacy, to meticulous application of feet that will appear most seamless and streamlined.

The deeply rippled surface texture was first accented with porcelain slip applied with a dry brush. A coat of matte white glaze was then sprayed on and wiped off to create a surface of variegation and the underside of the dark chocolate brown clay form was carefully burnished and left unglazed to further accent the top surface. Its exotic nature hints at various influences - Asian, South Seas, Pacific Islands, African—primitive and yet very modern.

Food-safe and the wide end can hold a small pool of water should you choose to offer it as a bathing refuge for the small birds in your garden, or an exotic prop in which to float a large blossom. It could also function as a one-of-a-kind cheese or appetizer platter, sushi serving tray, or any other eye-catching centerpiece food service you can dream up.

• Measures 17" (432 mm) long, 8 1/4" (210 mm) wide, and 3 1/2" (83 mm) h.
• High-fired to cone 10
• Hand washable
• In stock and ready to ship.

• See more one-of-a-kind pieces in my shop: TerraFormaStudio.etsy.com
• Follow on Instagram @terraformastudio
• Stay in touch with news at facebook.com/terraformastudioceramics
• Visit TerraFormaStudioCeramics.com, for a full gallery of work, past and present.
• View a gallery of my favorite midcentury and contemporary ceramics on Pinterest, http://www.pinterest.com/terraformastdio

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IMPORTANT NOTE: The shipping cost you see is ALWAYS a farthest-distance estimate, and ALWAYS includes insurance. Your actual cost may be much lower, and I always refund overestimated charges above $1.00

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS:
Yes—I ship internationally! if interested in any piece in my shop, please contact me so I can give you a precise shipping cost for your location.
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Design, images, and content © 2017, Michele Fielding. All rights reserved.

Shipping & returns

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I must charge sales tax for orders going to California residents only.

Returns & exchanges

If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase, please convo me and I will strive to make you happy again!

Buyers requesting a refund must contact me within 14 days of receipt of item. I will either see what can done to make you happy with your purchase, or I will start the refund process. I will refund full purchase price minus shipping charge. Buyer is responsible for return shipping cost unless item is defective or not what was ordered.

If any item is damaged during shipping, you should first contact the shipper (USPS, FedEx, UPS) to file a claim, and then please let me know what has happened—see notes about insurance in my shipping policy. I pack every item with extreme care to arrive in perfect condition; I can't be held responsible for items damaged during shipping, but I will help you to resolve this problem with the shipper.

I do not offer refunds for items that are lost or damaged during shipping, or by the buyer.

Custom orders cannot be returned.

Shipping policies

All orders will be shipped within 1–2 business days of payment, unless I inform you otherwise. Shipping of custom orders will vary, and will be discussed at time of order.

Because ceramics are fragile, I always include insurance in the shipping charge and package very securely with lots of cushioning, often a box within a box—this is why the shipping cost may be a bit higher than expected, especially for deliveries outside the U.S.

I ship by the least expensive option that is still safe and insured—this will be USPS Priority Mail, FedEx, or UPS depending upon item size, weight, and fragility. Domestic U.S. delivery will usually take 2-6 days depending on shipper; international deliveries may take as long as 2-4 weeks depending on location, and can be unpredictable. Please remember that shipping near any holiday period can be very slow; priority upgrades should be requested at time of order if speedier delivery is needed. Any upgrades such as signature confirmation are also available upon request.

YES! I will ship internationally, but setting up shipping costs for every listing is very time consuming. If you are outside the U.S. and are interested in an item, please contact me and I will respond quickly with a shipping cost to your address.

California Residents: For sanity's sake, I have to set my tax rate calculator at 9%; if your delivery address is in a district with a lower tax rate, I will refund any overcharge of taxes to you. My neighbors in the Los Angeles area are welcome to pick up their purchases in person to save shipping cost—please let me know at checkout if you want this, and the full shipping cost will be refunded.

I try to recycle and reuse packaging materials as much as possible, so the package outside may not always be pretty but what's inside will always arrive beautiful and intact (barring unforeseen catastrophes!).

If your purchase is a gift going directly to the recipient, please let me know—I will include a tag with your gift message if you wish. Just provide me with gift info in the note to seller at checkout. Of course, I will not include the invoice with the gift unless you specifically request it.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: International buyers are responsible for any and all Customs Charges, Taxes & Additional Postal Fees
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All orders will be shipped within 1–2 business days of payment, unless I inform you otherwise. Shipping of custom orders will vary, and will be discussed at time of order.

Because ceramics are fragile, I always include insurance in the shipping charge and package very securely with lots of cushioning, often a box within a box—this is why the shipping cost may be a bit higher than expected, especially for deliveries outside the U.S.

I ship by the least expensive option that is still safe and insured—this will be USPS Priority Mail, FedEx, or UPS depending upon item size, weight, and fragility. Domestic U.S. delivery will usually take 2-6 days depending on shipper; international deliveries may take as long as 2-4 weeks depending on location, and can be unpredictable. Please remember that shipping near any holiday period can be very slow; priority upgrades should be requested at time of order if speedier delivery is needed. Any upgrades such as signature confirmation are also available upon request.

YES! I will ship internationally, but setting up shipping costs for every listing is very time consuming. If you are outside the U.S. and are interested in an item, please contact me and I will respond quickly with a shipping cost to your address.

California Residents: For sanity's sake, I have to set my tax rate calculator at 9%; if your delivery address is in a district with a lower tax rate, I will refund any overcharge of taxes to you. My neighbors in the Los Angeles area are welcome to pick up their purchases in person to save shipping cost—please let me know at checkout if you want this, and the full shipping cost will be refunded.

I try to recycle and reuse packaging materials as much as possible, so the package outside may not always be pretty but what's inside will always arrive beautiful and intact (barring unforeseen catastrophes!).

If your purchase is a gift going directly to the recipient, please let me know—I will include a tag with your gift message if you wish. Just provide me with gift info in the note to seller at checkout. Of course, I will not include the invoice with the gift unless you specifically request it.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: International buyers are responsible for any and all Customs Charges, Taxes & Additional Postal Fees
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Additional policies

If you don't see what you really, really want in my shop, or you love something that's already been sold and want another just like it, just email me—we can talk about a custom order.

If you are interested in a wholesale order, let's talk and I'll see what I can do for you.