GinaInzinna

FUNctional Unique Ceramic Art

Brooktondale, New York On Etsy since 2017

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GinaInzinna

FUNctional Unique Ceramic Art

Brooktondale, New York | 96 Sales

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My clay story.

From the strong centering force of the potters wheel, to the zen art of glazing, it's my goal to bring the joy I feel as a maker, directly to you, packed tight in every particle of clay! I make sure my pots to feel good to the touch, function well for daily use, and are uniquely beautiful works of art, top to bottom, inside and out.
Clay and I are old friends. I first started handbuilding and throwing as a teenager, and quickly fell in love with the medium. I then studied Ceramics and Metalsmithing while recieving a foundation in Fine Arts at Maine Collage of Art at the turn of the century. Subsequently I spent many years away from studio life to travel, and eventually, have a family.
By and by, in 2016, I found my way back into the ceramics studio at the Ithaca Clayschool. It was as if no time had passed between the clay, my heart and my hands. I quickly became a regular there, and this is where my work is co-operatively fired, to cone 6, in an electric kiln. I also enjoy teaching pottery classes, private lessons and assisting in the studio at Clayschool, it has become a home away from home. Meanwhile, I do all of my throwing and hand building in my mini at home studio, with my plants, dogs, cat, two amazing daughters and husband nearby.


* * * * * * Many Steps in the Ceramic Process * * * * * *
*Preparing the clay, wedging, slicing, weighing.
*Throwing on the wheel (many more steps within this one!)
*Drying time
*Trimming on the wheel, to refine from and give feet to bowls etc ( any carving, inscriptions, or add ons are done during this step, such as handles.)
*Drying time
*Bisque firing, loading and unloading of the electric kiln
*Glazing: I LOVE glazing! I use layering, resist techniques, dipping, pouring and hand painting during this phase.
*Glaze firing, loading and unloading of the electric kiln, this step is very exciting!

**All of my work here is made from durable stoneware clay, and, yes, it is dishwasher, oven and microwave safe! Feel free to contact me with questions and comments. Thank you for reading and visiting! Enjoy today- Gina Inzinna

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    From my home studio where my clay and wheel live, to the community studio where I glaze and fire all my work- Each piece is 100% designed and made only by me.

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