FaithAdamsCeramics

Faith Adams Ceramics

New York, United States · 492 Sales

FaithAdamsCeramics

Faith Adams Ceramics

New York, United States 492 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(155)

Announcement   New work is on the way, please keep checking back.
See my work in progress and what I'm doing in my studio, follow me: https://instagram.com/faithaadams/

My pottery is wheel thrown in mid-fire porcelain. My surface designs are created using screen printing and hand detailing of my original designs in black underglaze before the first firing. These processes create uniformity from piece to piece, yet each remains unique. Each piece is then dipped in clear glaze and fired a second time. Finally, the lip of the cup and saucer are brushed with white gold or gold overglaze and fired a third time.

All my pieces are food safe and areas with metallic overglaze can come into contact with food and drink, but this piece is NOT microwave safe. As with any metallic surface, they could cause sparks. Avoid hard scrubbing when washing because of the possibility of scraping off the thin layer of silver or gold overglaze, it is best to treat these pieces as you would fine china. Please hand wash.

I've had to stop accepting commissions and special orders to focus on designing and making new work. Sorry!

For more info and pictures of my work check out my website:
www.faithadamsceramics.com
faith.a.adams [!at] gmail.com

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 4, 2016

New work is on the way, please keep checking back.
See my work in progress and what I'm doing in my studio, follow me: https://instagram.com/faithaadams/

My pottery is wheel thrown in mid-fire porcelain. My surface designs are created using screen printing and hand detailing of my original designs in black underglaze before the first firing. These processes create uniformity from piece to piece, yet each remains unique. Each piece is then dipped in clear glaze and fired a second time. Finally, the lip of the cup and saucer are brushed with white gold or gold overglaze and fired a third time.

All my pieces are food safe and areas with metallic overglaze can come into contact with food and drink, but this piece is NOT microwave safe. As with any metallic surface, they could cause sparks. Avoid hard scrubbing when washing because of the possibility of scraping off the thin layer of silver or gold overglaze, it is best to treat these pieces as you would fine china. Please hand wash.

I've had to stop accepting commissions and special orders to focus on designing and making new work. Sorry!

For more info and pictures of my work check out my website:
www.faithadamsceramics.com
faith.a.adams [!at] gmail.com

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5 out of 5 stars
(155)
Rosabelle Hawthorne

Rosabelle Hawthorne on Aug 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I gasped out loud upon reciept of this breathtaking object d'art...This type of perfection in design and craftsmanship is why I turn to Etsy for everything. I knew I would love this sweet and mysterious little bowl, but seeing it in the flesh is something else entirely. The luna moth has been a beloved and sacred symbol for me aince girlhood, and was the creature I chose for my animal series in art school 10 years ago. There is something about the way Faith has executed this luna moth that stirs magic within my soul. I am saving to purchase more...I am loathe to have only one. The death's head moth bowl and sake cup look to be an ideal partner for lovely luna. Exquisite, exceptional, otherworldly talent here! Beyond pleased with this shop!!

mhalsted

mhalsted on Aug 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This piece is really lovely: has the elegance of porcelain and the individualism of a thrown piece of pottery. Just perfect! Package arrived on time and the piece was well packed. Thank you!

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Threw 50+ small dishes, new work coming.
Found a moth wing in my water bucket. Life imitates art.

About

A Disappointing Little Plastic Potter's Wheel

I started throwing on a potters wheel when I was 24, but I had wanted to learn how to throw clay since I was a little girl. Then again, I was kind of a weird kid.

As a child I loved to draw, paint and sculpt in clay. I had some natural ability and lots of encouragement from teachers and my parents. I didn’t really play outside much, I never even learned how to ride a bike. I just made a lot of drawings, paintings and sculptures, particularly of cats and unicorns.

When I was about nine years old my parents bought me a little plastic potters wheel. I can still remember the picture on the front of the box; a little girl, the wheel spinning, and a perfect little clay cup sitting in the middle. I got so excited; could I really make a perfect little clay cup with this machine? Of course, the wheel didn’t spin fast enough to make anything. Then the wheel didn't spin at all. I was so disappointed I asked my parents to return the stupid plastic potter's wheel that didn't work to the store.

No worries, one day when I was older I’d throw on a real potters wheel and make real pottery. Until then, I'd stick to sculpting cats.

In college I was required to take two studio art courses to complete my bachelors degree in art history. I decided to take ceramics thinking that now was my chance to learn to throw clay. I soon found myself in a dusty studio surrounded by a mix of young kids, retired seniors and everyone in between; I was also surrounded by roughly 16 enormous, old, heavy kick wheels with motors. I was intimidated by the equipment, but I took to throwing quickly. I was able to center a lump of clay in about 30 minutes, by the end of the first class I had made my first bowl. And with that, I was hooked.

I eventually got a job in the school’s studio loading kilns, reclaiming clay and mixing glazes. After three years I decided to build my own studio to work in at home. I bought my electric potter's wheel off Craigslist, acquired my kiln from a friend who pulled it out of a dumpster and put them both in the back corner of my parent’s garage. My studio is still there, but it now occupies half my parent’s garage.

I make fine pottery; pieces that are lovely to look at but are happiest when being gently used. I incorporate original drawings of creatures and odd objects onto the surface of my pottery using silk screens I make myself. My designs tend to sit in the interiors of my pieces, I like how they look there rather than the typical place on the outside. I like how they peek at me while I sip my tea, sort of like a sentinel over my tea-time. I like how my designs seem a bit out of place in that fine cup, a bit subversive, a bit unexpected.

I’m still kinda weird.

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    I’ve spent all my life in the Hudson Valley. I started throwing in 2004 and got completely hooked. Now I have a home studio in my garage where I make and fire pottery and sculpture.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 16, 2016
Thanks for stopping by my shop. My top priority is to make sure that you are happy with your purchase. I try to portray my work as accurately as possible in the pictures posted, but slight variations in size, color and volume are possible.
I ship my work in some recycled materials, such as bubble wrap and packing peanuts. I buy biodegradable packing peanuts. When necessary I ship larger orders in more than one package. My primary concern is that the pieces arrive safely and in optimum condition.
I've had to stop accepting commissions and special orders to focus on designing and making new work. Sorry!

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You can pay through Etsy or Paypal, but I also accept money orders. I must receive money orders within 10 days of your order. If that is not possible please convo me. No orders are shipped until I receive payment.
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I will ship to the address you provide through Etsy. If you want your item shipped to another address, please let me know in the "message to seller".

I now use Etsy's calulated shipping, so if you'd like expedited postage domestic or internationally, I now offer the option. I ship every order with tracking and provide the tracking number in the shipping confirmation email. International buyers are responsible for any duty or customs charges incurred.

All items listed are ready to be shipped. Sorry, I do not do custom orders or commissions. Please alert me if there is any problem with your order and I will work to resolve the issue.
Refunds and Exchanges
I hope that you or the recipient will love your order when you receive it, but if you don't or if it is damaged in anyway please contact me as soon as possible, preferably w/in 10 days of arrival.

Damaged Items: I will replace damaged pieces with no additional charges to you.

Returned Items: Items should be shipped back to me unused and in their original or similar packaging. I will refund the cost of returned items when I receive them back safely. The cost of shipping and return shipping will not be refunded.
Additional policies and FAQs
Interested in wholesale orders? Please convo me for more information.
Sorry, I do not sell my work on consignment.