alGceramics

Colorado, United States

alGceramics

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Colorado, United States | On Etsy since 2020

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Learning around the World

Each of my collections is unique to my time spent there. So far, I've lived and thrown in 3 different, very unique places:

Okinawa Collection:
I learned to throw pottery on the beautiful tiny island of Okinawa, Japan, in April 2016. I was so lucky to learn from a master potter, Jorge Itokazu, who had been throwing for over 30 years. It took me 3 months to actually throw something worth saving, but once I did I was hooked. I used red clay bodies that were full of grit, which makes the glazes run wild. These pots are smaller, more rustic and rough.

Ville Collection:
After a year learning from Sensei Jorge, we moved to Missouri. It was here I found a small locally owned studio to practice my craft. At the Faye May Creative Arts Studio in the tiny town of Waynesville, I was able to test new clays, glazes, and techniques using their studio, wheel, and kiln. I traveled to St. Louis or Springfield to gather supplies. Here I used a combination of brown and white clays. With many of the brown clay bodies, I tried to leave some of the natural color rather than cover it with glaze. It was here that I tested my abilities on my own, and spent hours every day in the studio having fun. I tried layering glazes and throwing much bigger than I was throwing previously. I also taught Faye and her husband, Bearl, a few tricks on the wheel that I had learned from Jorge, and myself.

Springs Collection:
After a year experimenting in Faye's studio, we moved to Colorado Springs. I now work in a community studio, where I am inspired by others, as well as give advice (when asked!) and can ask others for advice. I use mostly smooth white clay that makes glaze colors pop! I work on hand-building at home, and wheel-throwing in the studio.


Follow me on instagram @al.g.ceramics to see what I'm currently working on.

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  • Alex

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    Hello! Thank you for coming to my shop. I have a few different Collections based on where I was living at the time. Each Collection is unique to my journey through clay! Follow me on instagram @al.g.ceramics to see what I'm up to now!

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