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Moon on Dec 28, 20171 out of 5 stars
Kept getting my older pushed back until I finally asked for a refund. Was refunded very quickly.
annie on Aug 1, 20175 out of 5 stars
Absolutely beautiful, elegant item, goes perfectly with my kitchen and I'm pretty damn particular!! Thank you!!
kjdixon42 on Oct 16, 20135 out of 5 stars
This CUSTOM piece turned out amazing! The artist was also a pleasure to work with during the design process. Something I can't say about another artist I'm also working with right now. I would absolutely order from this artist again!
Anonymous on Nov 3, 20125 out of 5 stars
Beautiful set! I absolutely love this NYC tableware. It's perfect. Thank you!
Anonymous on Sep 12, 20125 out of 5 stars
The plate is beautiful! Better than I expected. Communication was great. Thank you so much!
Anonymous on May 30, 20125 out of 5 stars
This was a wonderful experience. Thanks for the customization which came out even better than I could have hoped for. Everything was excellently packed and shipped as well. Thanks so much!!!
Do you like it HOT?
I work with clay to create both ceramics and jewelry. I know jewelry and ceramics seems completely unrelated, but in reality they both require a kiln. What can I say, I like things hot!
A LONG TIME AGO, IN A GALAXY FAR FAR AWAY....
In college I was bored, ok maybe not bored, but just smothered by trying to understand our Universe while studying Space Science at Florida Institute of Technology. I had creative tension, which was buried under a plethora of physics and calculus books. I began creating ceramic pieces, mostly plates and bowls to eat off of, as my creative outlet at Get Fired Up! This little shop, along with my weekly community service with Alpha Phi Omega, is likely the only reason why I made it through college sanely.
Now I create FUNCTIONAL pieces of ceramics and jewelry with FUNDAMENTAL.
Why eat off of the same place setting that thousands of other people eat off? Why not have a guest platter signature plate that matches your wedding invitation? Why not spend a little extra on your bridal party to give them heirloom quality silver jewelry? Why not buy something just for you, something that is bold and beautiful with understatement. Creating art that others love gives me motivation to look inside a red hot kiln.
I love to create custom one of a kind pieces, so request something custom, at least you will know it will be unique and one of a kind.
GO AHEAD PUSH MY CREATIVE LIMITS!
My ceramics are all hand painted and unique one of kind pieces. I generally find my inspiration through my southwest locale and my own modern edge. My pieces tend to stay simple with statements made through bold color, minimal designs and mix media.
The primary material I work with in my ceramics is earthenware; one of the oldest materials used in pottery. All of my clay pieces are created by slipcasting or press molded.
All of my pieces go through a 2 step firing process once the piece is formed with greenware. The pieces are fired to bisque (Cone 04), which creates a rigid working space for me to glaze the piece. In order to achieve the brilliant colors you see on my finished work I use 3 layers of under glazes. I then hand stamp my work with my logo into each piece prior applying 2 coats of clear glaze and then firing it again to cone 06. Each piece is created with lead free, non-toxic glazes and therefore unless otherwise noted the pieces are food and water safe.
Feel free to follow my work on my blog at: cnjceramics.wordpress.com
Notes on PHOTOS -- Photographing high glaze ceramics is tricky. I try to achieve the "truest" color by not using a flash and taking photos in a photo box backlit by a natural light. Unfortunately, sometimes the only way to "document" the detail in one of my paintings is through using a flash, which ultimately "changes" the colors and usually adds a bright "hot-spot" or two on the piece, hence the discrepancy you will notice in some of the photos depicting the same piece of artwork.
Notes on Handling -- All of my products are made of high quality clay and glazes and therefore my pieces do not contain any harmful substances such as cadmium or lead. These items are individually handcrafted; they will occasionally slightly vary in color, shape, and design.
All of my products are dipped in a protective glaze makes the piece a breeze to clean
Although the pieces are handcrafted, they are quite durable and can be used on a daily basis. The ceramics I produce are generally chip resistant, dishwasher safe, microwave safe, oven safe (up to 400°F) and freezer safe.
I suggest allowing your ceramic piece to reach room temperature when transferring it from a refrigerator to an oven or microwave. Never allow the piece to drastically change temperatures in a short amount of time.
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