BohemianCeramics

Whimsical Storybook Pottery

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Welcome to Bohemian Ceramics
Magical Storybook Pottery
by Kendra McCartney

Helping curious individuals delight in their imagination through magical storybook pottery.

My name is Kendra McCartney. I am a full time ceramic artist creating magical storybook pottery out of my home studio in West Texas. My work is inspired by various mythical creatures, stories, and legends. Add a bit of magic to your morning elixir with handmade pottery.

It is my goal to have the highest level of craftsmanship with each piece of pottery I create. Each piece is inspected to insure smooth interior glazes with no sharp or rough exterior texture. Pottery in the shop are completed (unless listed as made to order) and ready to be shipped out. Please get in contact with me if you have any questions.

Follow on IG @bohemian_ceramics for shop updates and a look into the magic behind how my pieces are created.
Cheers to slowing down and enjoying life with handcrafted pottery!
- Kendra

Shipping:
Shipping First Class through USPS. With COVID-19, I am shipping out once a week on Thursdays/Fridays only to limit my exposure to being in any sort of public area. Depending on where you live, delays for shipping can occur.

Local free pickup in Lubbock, TX: Use coupon LUBBOCKFREE

Announcement

Last updated on May 7, 2021

Commissions closed
Mini Shop Update coming soon May 7th: 6 pm CST

Welcome to Bohemian Ceramics
Magical Storybook Pottery
by Kendra McCartney

Helping curious individuals delight in their imagination through magical storybook pottery.

My name is Kendra McCartney. I am a full time ceramic artist creating magical storybook pottery out of my home studio in West Texas. My work is inspired by various mythical creatures, stories, and legends. Add a bit of magic to your morning elixir with handmade pottery.

It is my goal to have the highest level of craftsmanship with each piece of pottery I create. Each piece is inspected to insure smooth interior glazes with no sharp or rough exterior texture. Pottery in the shop are completed (unless listed as made to order) and ready to be shipped out. Please get in contact with me if you have any questions.

Follow on IG @bohemian_ceramics for shop updates and a look into the magic behind how my pieces are created.
Cheers to slowing down and enjoying life with handcrafted pottery!
- Kendra

Shipping:
Shipping First Class through USPS. With COVID-19, I am shipping out once a week on Thursdays/Fridays only to limit my exposure to being in any sort of public area. Depending on where you live, delays for shipping can occur.

Local free pickup in Lubbock, TX: Use coupon LUBBOCKFREE

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About BohemianCeramics

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An artist's dream

I create artwork inspired by the natural world we live in. The details lure me in; the tiny veins in leaves, the multifaceted angles on a rock, and the heavy textures and patterns of a tree’s bark. I combine the diversity of nature and the versatility of ceramics to create pieces that offer a tactile moment of discovery. Viewers physically sense the growth and structure in each individual carving when they hold a finished piece in their hand. Depending on the viewer’s experience of nature, they may see patterns of animal fur, tree bark, or rock strata in my work. By imprinting the beauty and structure of the environment into something as utilitarian as a set of cups, I create a pathway for the comfort, solidity, and organic elements of nature to become ingrained in a person’s daily rituals.

I begin my artistic process with thorough research into the colors and textures of natural habitats such as nests, decomposing wood, and mosses. I collect textures during my travels, bringing inspiration from Northern California, Oregon, New Mexico, and Utah as well as materials from my home in the Texas Panhandle. Some of my favorite materials include tree bark, shells, sea glass, rocks, driftwood and seeds. I also utilize handheld pieces of driftwood as tools while throwing on the wheel.

My work is a reflection of who I am, my interests, where I came from, who I was, and who I hope to become. While I primarily work in clay because of its malleability and limitless possibilities, I have recently started an exploration into common found objects as sculpture media. Curiosity drives me to search out answers in a 42 pound block of cheddar cheese, a stack of cardboard, or a pile of grapevines and branches. The material has changed and sometimes the subject matter, but the influences and styles of how I work in clay are consistent even in these “foreign” materials. This new expansion in my body of work is leading me into uncharted territories, driving an evolution beyond my roots in clay.

Shop members

  • Kendra McCartney

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Ceramic artist creating functional pottery and sculptures to bring beauty and nature into the home. Cheers to the everyday moments and enjoying coffee out of a handmade mug!

  • Josh Sharkey

    Assistant

    In the studio, I help Kendra with glazing, firing kilns, and general studio maintenance. I'm a beginner in clay but already love it! Outside the studio, I have my degree in geology & GIS and work as a GIS Analyst.

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Last updated on May 18, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I do take custom orders in my style and current glaze selection! Send me a message and see if I'm the right artist to take on your vision!

Care instructions

Pottery is functional but also a work of art. I recommend hand washing my creations. The Cyclops and other monsters have a metallic glaze for their eye. Do NOT use in a microwave.

I love your work! Can I purchase a full set?

Yes! Send me a message and we can get started!