FaithAnnOriginals

CeramicWatercolor home decor and handmade ornament art!

Milwaukee, Wisconsin · 2192 Sales

FaithAnnOriginals

CeramicWatercolor home decor and handmade ornament art!

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2192 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(1088)

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Faith Ann

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Announcement   ♥FILL your home with FLOWERS that NEVER FADE! and more! ♥Original Botanical Home Decor, Ornaments, Trinket & Ring Dishes, Pins & Pendants, uniquely textured Ceramic-Watercolor art, handmade in my backyard & little studio!

The process begins in my garden...
With my grandmother’s rolling pin, I combine my favorite garden cuttings or handcarvings with fine white clay to create one-of-a-kind pieces, perfect for your home or for that special gift. Simple, but sophisticated home decor wall hangings, sculptural pieces, hangable tiles, ornaments and more that all FEEL as delightful as they look! Each piece takes about 6 weeks to create. (Did I mention I only use food safe glazes?)

I wish you could join me, feel the velvety softness of the cool, damp clay, pick a nearby leaf and press it evenly into freshly rolled clay, then experience "the reveal". It's a wonderful feeling! And that's just the beginning...

You can also keep tabs on what's going on in my studio, with my sisters (I have a bunch of sisters!) and event schedule (I only make time to attend a select few), plus a photo gallery of what's new at https://www.facebook.com/FaithAnnOriginals

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Last updated on Jun 7, 2016

♥FILL your home with FLOWERS that NEVER FADE! and more! ♥Original Botanical Home Decor, Ornaments, Trinket & Ring Dishes, Pins & Pendants, uniquely textured Ceramic-Watercolor art, handmade in my backyard & little studio!

The process begins in my garden...
With my grandmother’s rolling pin, I combine my favorite garden cuttings or handcarvings with fine white clay to create one-of-a-kind pieces, perfect for your home or for that special gift. Simple, but sophisticated home decor wall hangings, sculptural pieces, hangable tiles, ornaments and more that all FEEL as delightful as they look! Each piece takes about 6 weeks to create. (Did I mention I only use food safe glazes?)

I wish you could join me, feel the velvety softness of the cool, damp clay, pick a nearby leaf and press it evenly into freshly rolled clay, then experience "the reveal". It's a wonderful feeling! And that's just the beginning...

You can also keep tabs on what's going on in my studio, with my sisters (I have a bunch of sisters!) and event schedule (I only make time to attend a select few), plus a photo gallery of what's new at https://www.facebook.com/FaithAnnOriginals

Faith Ann

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Faith Ann

Go Big Red - Red Union Terrace Chair Ornament
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5 out of 5 stars
(1088)
jpvilla

jpvilla on Dec 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Always love Faith Ann's ornaments! This whimsical tree is a gift and I'm sure my son will love it too. Thank you for the extra piece tucked in the package.

hopekfoster

hopekfoster on Nov 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Looks even better in person & looks great on my Christmas tree! Was so excited to unwrap it. Seller was so kind to include a note & two handmade magnets...nice bonus!

Terry

Terry on Nov 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love this dish....craftsmanship is out standing. Great shop....thank you so much!!

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About

I carve or press perennial favorites into fine white clay, shape, fire & glaze w/my own watercolor techniques, to make fine gifts for your home!

No pre-made, printed, commercial stamps, or any portions of the process 'farmed out' to anonymous assembly lines here - it's just me, start to finish.

In a 4 to 6 week process, I press real flowers from my yard OR one of my own hand-carvings into clay slabs, cut and form each piece by hand, slowly dry and delicately sand, bisque fire in an electric kiln. Once cooled, I "watercolor" each piece individually near the window at my old kitchen table with multiple "washes" of color, then apply a crystal clear glaze to preserve the unique 'watercolor' glaze and fire again. 24 hours later, it's time to open the kiln!

Each Ceramic-Watercolor *** from bite-sized WEARABLE ART (ceramic pendant necklaces, lapel pins & collectible buttons), to ONE-OF-A-KIND botanical wall sculptures, to a wide range of wall tiles & perfect-for-gift-giving Ornaments *** is formed, glazed, & fired in this manner, carefully, and with joy in it's making!

In SPRING you'll find me working night and day! I can't wait to discover what new lavender blossom or tiny chartreuse leaf will appear next, pressing the most intricate shapes and textures into clay. These become one-of-a kind tiles, fine wall art, and gracious home decor pieces.

SUMMER is time for the richest greens & brightest yellows, showiest reds, and fruity colors of lemon, lime, cantaloupe & grapefruit pinks, so I keep pressing, with just enough time to address CUSTOM requests!

FALL’s familiar crimsons, golds, and pumpkin oranges bring tons of inspiration for glazing and firing pieces pressed in spring and summer, but my heart literally sinks when the GINKGO tree in our backyard turns from deep emerald green to brilliant gold. Then, in the space of one night, the ginkgo tree looses every single leaf. By sunrise, it looks as if it's standing in a pool of melted sunlight.

That moment signals WINTER, with ice and snow covering every sign of local botanical favorites, so I turn to sketches I've made of woodlands and gardens all over the state. I redraw them, in reverse, onto carving material. My winter is invested in carving original designs to press into clay later, making ceramic buttons, ornaments, pins, sculpture, and scenic or floral wall tiles.

As corny as the name sounds, I've kept the name for my work that my youngest brother gave me. I left for college the year Danny entered junior high school in Appleton. His print shop class assignment was to create a pad of paper with a business title at the head of each page. He knew how I used to love to draw, paint & sculpt with anything I could get my hands on, occasionally selling a piece for just enough to buy a little more paint.
"Faith Ann Originals" appeared in neat block letters atop each sheet. Mom said he told her it was for Faith 'to make notes or take orders'.
Over 40 years later, I still have, and treasure, that little pad of paper ♥

I make each piece of Ceramic-Watercolor as if it was a gift for my mother, with attention to detail, as light & generous a heart as possible, with sunshine and a smile! Feel the texture, and Enjoy!

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  • Faith Ann Givings

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Ceramic-Watercolor Artist

    I'm a mostly self-taught watercolorist & potter from Appleton, WI. Time & time again I heard that the look of fine watercolor on ceramic clay is too time consuming and difficult to achieve effectively. Twenty years later, I'm still trying :)

Shop policies

Last updated on January 25, 2015
I lovingly hand-build and individually watercolor-glaze each piece. No two are ever the same, making your selection a uniquely one-of-a-kind work of art.

Often signed and numbered, your favorite may be a ceramic floral arrangement, a recreation of a loved one's garden favorite, or the elegant simplicity of a single leaf. Although designed to be decorative, all glazes used are all food-safe.

Whether selecting an individual piece or collecting a series, each is as suitable in a corporate setting as adorning your great-room’s focal wall, your dining room table, or (now that I'm also creating miniature works of art) your lapel, sweater, wooly winter wrap, or holiday tree!

I make each piece as if it were a present for my mother. Always an appreciated and lovingly constructed gift!

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I'll do my best to ship within 3 business days unless otherwise specified. Delivery to you is by the most cost effective and safe means available through USPS, often USPS PRIORITY MAIL. If you'd prefer another method, contact me to discuss what best fits your needs before purchase.

If you desire insurance for your item(s), please contact me in advance of your order to arrange that payment.

If your purchase is a gift you'd like sent to the recipient's address, insert that address and name in the appropriate checkout fields. Add a note if you would like a "To/From" tag or a card with your message included.
Refunds and Exchanges
Your satisfaction is important to me. Contact me to discuss arranging a return within 10 business days for an exchange. Damage or loss during delivery will be covered by the USPS insurance that you request.
Additional policies and FAQs
Contact me to talk about your custom ideas for multiple pieces (50? 100? 150?).

Since my work is entirely handmade from design to wet clay construction to watercolor glazing & multiple kiln firings, each piece is unique and can take 4 to 6 weeks to complete, longer depending on my work schedule, so the sooner we talk, the better.

Small orders are paid up front. Large custom orders will require a 50% deposit upon order, with remainder due on the shipping date. Custom orders are not included in the return policy; contact me with any concerns. Your order will be carefully packed and shipment tracking information emailed to you.

Please contact me with ANY questions or concerns. I'm happy to talk with you.

Faith Ann