Announcement al g ceramics is back open! after a move across country, we are ready to ship you some pottery :)
al g ceramics is back open! after a move across country, we are ready to ship you some pottery :)
Shre on Jul 2, 20225 out of 5 stars
I love the mug—pour-over set. Build is well defined and high quality. The product off-white color with light speckles and very minimalist. I’d totally buy one again. Alex has been very helpful throughout the purchase.
5 out of 5 stars
I have had my eye on this for a while and was so excited to use it! Perfect cup of coffee and so beautiful. Love it!
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:
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.
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.
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.
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!