Art in Small Spaces
“Art is the increasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers- and never succeeding.” -Marc Chagall
Hi! Thank you for visiting my shop! I'm Bethany Ly, a ceramicist, jewelry artist, wife, (new) mom, friend. I love flowers and I love nature, and I’ve created a jewelry line that combines my love of the earth and my skill with ceramics. These pieces are certainly statement pieces. They will make you stand out from the crowd; no one will think this piece was purchased at a department store!
I have a Fine Arts Degree in ceramics and have been creating art and working with clay for as long as I can remember. My mom set me up next to her in her studio when I was a toddler, and in a couple years I will set MY baby daughter on the table next to me and teach her about the creation process, like my mom did for me. (Thanks, Mom!)
Because of that, art has been the thread that has woven through my life and tied everything together. It just makes things make sense. I hope that my work evokes a response to beauty that is similar to that response when looking at a gorgeous flower, a sunset, or a mountain view. Nature takes my breath away; I want to carry a little of that wonder and awe around with me. I hope you do too!
My pieces are made out of very fine grained, white stoneware clay, and fired twice, up to 2400 degrees. The base of the pendant is created from a plaster mold, in which I push wet clay into the plaster and remove it immediately. This allows the pieces to have a clean shape. The design is then sculpted and built up on top of this base clay, which means that although some of the designs are similar, each piece is a one of a kind. You can read more about this process and view pictures on my blog ‘Art in Small Spaces.’
These small bits of nature will make you feel unique and (hopefully!) inspired! These are the perfect gifts for anyone young and old- customers have purchased them for kids, sisters, moms, grandmas! People of all ages love and wear them. I also make custom orders, if you are interested, just contact me! Thank you for reading and viewing!
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