AfterthefireCeramics

Handmade slip cast vintage bottles for your home.

Gainesboro, Tennessee · 20 Sales

AfterthefireCeramics

Handmade slip cast vintage bottles for your home.

Gainesboro, Tennessee 20 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars
(7)

Announcement   Hello April, hello new beekeepers! Remember to check my shop update for an Easter coupon! Packages have arrived and so has swarm season. My husband and I already went on our first swarm call of 2017. What a rush! Most of my bee friendly flowers are about 2 inches high and our fruit trees bloomed early. Summer will bring new challenges for backyard beekeepers, avoiding treatments and determined to stay as natural as possible. With 7 species now classified as endangered, it's a tough time to be a bee! My primary work has been handmade slip cast vintage bottles for your home. Why vintage? It takes us back to a time when honeybees were, well, everywhere! Recently, I have added a few trivets just for fun and to continue promoting beekeeping. And...drum roll...this spring I am working with two shops showcasing my retro and beekeeping themed graphics on their pins, buttons, magnets and mirrors: https://www.etsy.com/listing/517038269/large-bee-keeper-magnet-pin-or-pocket And https://www.etsy.com/listing/504590534/retro-mom-sewing-magnet-pin-or-pocket?ref=hp_rv to list a few.

Please visit my website to see all the galleries and shops throughout the south that feature a variety of my work, including my vintage bottles. http://www.finecrafts.org/Young/Tracey.htm

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 20, 2017

Hello April, hello new beekeepers! Remember to check my shop update for an Easter coupon! Packages have arrived and so has swarm season. My husband and I already went on our first swarm call of 2017. What a rush! Most of my bee friendly flowers are about 2 inches high and our fruit trees bloomed early. Summer will bring new challenges for backyard beekeepers, avoiding treatments and determined to stay as natural as possible. With 7 species now classified as endangered, it's a tough time to be a bee! My primary work has been handmade slip cast vintage bottles for your home. Why vintage? It takes us back to a time when honeybees were, well, everywhere! Recently, I have added a few trivets just for fun and to continue promoting beekeeping. And...drum roll...this spring I am working with two shops showcasing my retro and beekeeping themed graphics on their pins, buttons, magnets and mirrors: https://www.etsy.com/listing/517038269/large-bee-keeper-magnet-pin-or-pocket And https://www.etsy.com/listing/504590534/retro-mom-sewing-magnet-pin-or-pocket?ref=hp_rv to list a few.

Please visit my website to see all the galleries and shops throughout the south that feature a variety of my work, including my vintage bottles. http://www.finecrafts.org/Young/Tracey.htm

Tracey Young

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5 out of 5 stars
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Donna Baker

Donna Baker on Aug 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Fast shipping and I just love this!!! It is beyond adorable plus it is made from a vintage mold!!!! The coolest ever and the artist is a beekeeper!!!!! How cool is that!

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Updates

Easter savings all month long! What Easter basket would be without a bee themed bottle or tile? Perfect for beekeepers or the folks that love them.
Like my bottles, but need wearable art to spread the word about the honeybee decline? https://www.etsy.com/listing/517038269/large-bee-keeper-magnet-pin-or-pocket for my artwork on a 2 1/4 inch button as a magnet, pin or mirror!
Don't forget your favorite beekeeper this month.
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About

My name is Tracey Young. I earned a BFA from the Appalachian Center for Craft in December 2011 and began keeping bees in April 2012.

I share my studio and kiln yard with my husband, two champion mousers, the spirits of two dobermans and thousands of bees.

Influenced by a 75% colony loss in the Spring of 2015, I began slip casting pint size vintage milk bottles adding iron based decals.

I learned that milk containers, used for advertising in troubled times; from victory slogans in World War II, to finding missing children in the 1980’s, would be the perfect canvas for me to communicate the plight of honeybees.

Although I am primarily a teapot hand-builder, these slip cast milk bottles have become my main body of work for 2016-17. As a second career potter, I spent my younger years as a lady draftsman for the glass machine and then plastic container industry. Combining past and present job experience, along with first hand knowledge of an apiary, brings me to this new, creative niche.

Buy a milk bottle (or two). Plant wildflowers. Save the bees.

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