ShellHawksCreations

Handcrafted pottery and sculpture for your home!

North Hollywood, California · 209 Sales

ShellHawksCreations

Handcrafted pottery and sculpture for your home!

North Hollywood, California 209 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(66)

ShellHawksCreations is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner ShellHawk's Creations will be closed for the remainder of 2017, and likely into 2018, as I try to find new studio space.

Thanks very much for your patronage! I hope to get back to doing what I do best, and soon!

Shelley

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 6, 2017

ShellHawk's Creations will be closed for the remainder of 2017, and likely into 2018, as I try to find new studio space.

Thanks very much for your patronage! I hope to get back to doing what I do best, and soon!

Shelley

Shelley Spranza

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Shelley Spranza

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(66)
Gail Feher

Gail Feher on Nov 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love my new Jack! Arrived safe and sound - thanks to the great packaging. Shelley is a real professional and creates beautiful ceramics. I have purchased many Jack o' Lanterns from her over the years... and it's great to see her work on Etsy too -- purchasing here made this so easy. Thank you, Shelley!

Kristin Hughes

Kristin Hughes on Nov 9, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous ceramic Halloween ornament! Brightly colored...beautifully made! Excellent customer service :)

Lisa Hutcheson

Lisa Hutcheson on Oct 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The color and pattern looks great, and the goblet is very comfortable to hold. It's sturdy without being bulky, and I've already enjoyed drinking out of it!

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About

Who Needs a Straight Line, Anyway?

"But I can't even draw a straight line!"

How many times have you heard someone say this in reference to their lack of artistic ability? But no one ever asks, "What's so great about a straight line?"

Life is seldom a straight line. Take mine, for instance.

I grew up in the Los Angeles area, and as a kid through my early twenties, I loved drawing and art. But, I had to take a side trip to pay the bills, and spent the next 22 years working in the dental field.

When I was downsized from my last job, my husband suggested I just say goodbye to that chapter of my life, and try something new.

Recalling the passion of my youth, I signed up for a ceramics class at a local community college. I’ve been creating both fine art and lowbrow art (my true love is my Halloween art) ever since!

Since then, I've had my work shown in Sacramento's Crocker Art Museum, and won the purchase award in the last "Feats of Clay," an international ceramics competition that has fallen victim to economic hard times and was terminated after 24 years of ground-breaking ceramic art.

I love every part of the process of making a piece – no matter if it’s pottery, a sculpture, or a Halloween jack-o'-lantern – because I love knowing that it will be a part of someone's daily life, childhood, or holiday tradition for years to come. I make everything with an eye on creating something that’s unique and of the highest quality. Though it may take me many hours to carve a bowl, for instance, by the time it's finished, I can look at it and be proud that it represents my best work and that no mass-market thing can compare!

These days, I look back at my life's path (and boy, it was NOT a straight line) and am so grateful and happy that I get to play in mud every day. I'm also amazed at how long it took me to get back to where I started!

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  • Shelley Spranza

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Ceramist, Sculptor, Potter And Chief Bottle Washer!

    I wake up every day either thinking about clay or eagerly running out to the kiln to see how my newest pieces come out. Every day is like Christmas!

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