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ZenCeramics

Nature Inspired Sculptural Ceramics and Pottery

98 Sales

ZenCeramics

Nature Inspired Sculptural Ceramics and Pottery

98 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Inspired by nature handcrafted ceramics of organic and earthy quality from sculptural forms to functional pottery.

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My strongest inspiration comes from Mother nature and its influences on the shape of plants and animals, trees and rocks, both on land and underwater. New techniques and forms continually stimulate my interest in clay. The process of integrating various media with clay, like metal wire, stones, sand and wood to create dynamics has a great appeal to me. It is fascinating to take something essentially flat and turn it into organic form with volume creating a synergy between layered color, texture and movement. My favorite firing method is raku but I also use high fire with reduction process and oxidation process.

Each piece is hand-built or thrown on a wheel and finished with food safe glazes exept raku. Raku ceramics by their creative process and their very nature serve only for decorative purposes and are not intended to be used for food.

My work is highly durable. I ship fast and pack it well, so the work should arrive to you safely within 10 days of your order.

I am a member of National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Clay Artisits of San Diego, San Diego Art Institute, Association of Clay amd Glass Artists of California.

Visit my website - http://www.raindropsboutique.com to see a full range of my ceramics and jewelry.

Please, contact me for special requests and other questions, I am happy to help you!

Thanks and enjoy.

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Last updated on Nov 30, 2016

**THANKSGIVING SALE ** ENJOY 15% OFF ON ZEN CERAMICS PURCHASE. ENTER COUPON: THANKYOUGIFT. (Discount does not apply to ceramics in a SALE section.) Extended through November 30th.

Inspired by nature handcrafted ceramics of organic and earthy quality from sculptural forms to functional pottery.

*** S*A*L*E*** CHECK OUT SALE SECTION AND SAVE UP TO 30%. OVER 40 ITEMS on SALE

My strongest inspiration comes from Mother nature and its influences on the shape of plants and animals, trees and rocks, both on land and underwater. New techniques and forms continually stimulate my interest in clay. The process of integrating various media with clay, like metal wire, stones, sand and wood to create dynamics has a great appeal to me. It is fascinating to take something essentially flat and turn it into organic form with volume creating a synergy between layered color, texture and movement. My favorite firing method is raku but I also use high fire with reduction process and oxidation process.

Each piece is hand-built or thrown on a wheel and finished with food safe glazes exept raku. Raku ceramics by their creative process and their very nature serve only for decorative purposes and are not intended to be used for food.

My work is highly durable. I ship fast and pack it well, so the work should arrive to you safely within 10 days of your order.

I am a member of National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Clay Artisits of San Diego, San Diego Art Institute, Association of Clay amd Glass Artists of California.

Visit my website - http://www.raindropsboutique.com to see a full range of my ceramics and jewelry.

Please, contact me for special requests and other questions, I am happy to help you!

Thanks and enjoy.

Elena Miller

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Ready to start glazing! Not my favorite part.. It will take at last a couple of days to finish glazing all the bisque. Should be done before Thanksgiving.
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About

Inspired by Mother Nature

I always has always had a special interest in art, worked as a Marketing Director in the Museum of History of St. Petersburg (Peter & Paul Fortress) and with many well known Russian artists. While traveling all over the world I enjoyed learning about the richness of new cultures and art, meeting new people and observing their lives. One of the great strengths of art is that it crosses the border, fuses cultural differences and opens your mind. My art is truly international; it is inspired by diverse cultures and beauty of nature; it is the expression how I see the world.

I always wanted to learn how to make ceramics but never had time nor opportunity. My husband was teaching in Universality of Cincinnati and I keep trying to enroll in the Art Program in UC while still working full time as a Marketing Director of a Shopping Center. The program was in such demand that I hard time getting in. I finally had to go to the professor in person and begged him to let me take his class. In March 2006, I enrolled in a hand-building ceramic class in the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. From the very beginning of that journey I was hooked. I committed myself fully to this new form of artistic expression. I was lucky that I had a supportive husband so I retired from the corporate world and went full speed taking intensive training in hand-building, glazing, and various firing techniques, I finished my Advances ceramic course series in June of 2007.

My strongest inspiration comes from Mother nature and its influences on the shape of plants and animals, trees and rocks, both on land and underwater. New techniques and forms continually stimulate my interest in clay. The process of integrating various media with clay, like metal wire, stones, sand and wood to create dynamics has a great appeal to me. It is fascinating to take something essentially flat and turn it into organic form with volume creating a synergy between layered color, texture and movement. My favorite firing method is raku but I also use high fire with reduction process and oxidation process.

Each piece is hand-built or thrown on a wheel and finished with food safe glazes except raku. Raku ceramics by their creative process and their very nature serve only for decorative purposes and are not intended to be used for food.

I am a member of National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Clay Artists of San Diego, San Diego Art Institute.

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    Originally from St. Petersburg, Russia I have always had a special interest in art, worked in the Museum of History of St. Petersburg (Peter & Paul Fortress) and with some amazing Russian artists.

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Last updated on May 17, 2014
Thank you for visiting our shop. We will be happy to have you as our customer and will make sure that you will have wonderful experience shopping at Zen Ceramics. Our customers range from individuals to art galleries and retail boutiques. We wholesale our ceramics to galleries and retail boutiques and we also consider consignment opportunities. We also sell retail at art and trunk shows, festivals, special fundraisers and through our website: www.raindropsboutique.com. For wholesale inquiries and consignment, please contact us at: 858-444-73-36 or email at: zenceramics [!at] yahoo.com

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We accept credit cards (Visa, Master Card, checks and money orders. You can also pay through Pay Pal using your credit card. Your jewelry will be shipped upon receipt of payment. Sales Tax of 7.75% will be applied to all orders from residents of California.
Shipping
Orders are shipped within 3 days after receiving the payment. All the ceramics are shipped by UPS Parcel Service unless you request another shipping method for additional charge. It normally takes approximately 7-10 business days. The shipping cost includes handling fees and insurance. The fees vary based on the weight and size of the item. All ceramics have shipping insurance.

I pack my ceramics very well . It is usually double boxed. Though f the ceramic piece was damaged during transportation, please do not disregard the packaging. Take photos and email me ASAP . I will refund you immediately after the insurance claim is submitted.
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If for any reason you don't like the item you purchased or you expected something different, feel free to return it to us for an exchange or refund. Email us at: zenceramics [!at] yahoo.com before sending the order back and state the reason you want to return it. This will ensure a prompt and accurate refund. The return must be made within 10 days after the purchase. Items that are to be returned must be in original shape. If an item has been damaged, we will not be able to refund your purchase. Please, package the item(s) securely. Be sure the package is taped and labeled clearly and sent insured postage paid. Please note, you will be responsible for paying for return shipment.