sixhose on Jan 6, 2017
This was a gift and she absolutely loved it.
I love it!! I am using it as a Christmas ornament for one of my grandchildren. Thank you for the fast shipping!
Love it! I am wearing it today!! Thank you for the fast shipping!
Wonderful!! I love it! I am using it as a Christmas ornament for one of my grandchildren. Thank you for the fast shipping!
Liz Blankenship on Dec 14, 2016
Loved that the gift was in a cute package with two tea bags and a hand written note. It's little things like that, that show care an effort. The little note was such a nice touch and just professional. Can't say enough about the work! Keep it up!!!
I Found Myself in Clay
I was drawn to clay at a young age - but I didn't formally study until I went to Japan as a college student on a study abroad scholarship. Prior to that, art classes were electives that I couldn't afford as I planned my college education. But it was required to take art in Japan, and thus, my love affair with clay truly began. When I returned to the US, working with clay took a back-seat as I finished my education and became a full-time educator.
I settled in the lovely south-eastern part of Virginia, where beaches are plentiful and traffic even more so. I found a community studio, and joined a large group of artists who specialize in all kinds of clay endeavors. While I formally trained on the wheel, a couple problems with my back and wrist got me into hand-buildling, and I've enjoyed it ever since! I love molding plates and other home decor items, as well as jewelry pieces - pendants, buttons, charms, you name it. I enjoy creating functional work, and let my creativity flow whenever I'm in studio -- it is my break from the day-to-day of teaching and being a mom, so each and every piece that comes out is really one-of-a-kind based on how I was feeling that day!
Owner, Maker, Designer
I'm Michaela, owner and creator at Irihana Arts. I formally studied ceramic arts in Japan, and now am both a full time teacher and a full time mom! In my (limited) spare time, I create ceramics in our local community studio. Stop by and visit often!
Accepted payment methods
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