chasingfireceramics

Chasing Fire Studio - art to accent your life

Calgary, Canada · 356 Sales

chasingfireceramics

Chasing Fire Studio - art to accent your life

Calgary, Canada 356 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(182)
Shop owner

Cara

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Note from shop owner We are currently taking a few weeks off to catch up in the studio and get ready for the autumn. Have a wonderful summer!

- Cara & Jason

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 6, 2016

We are currently taking a few weeks off to catch up in the studio and get ready for the autumn. Have a wonderful summer!

- Cara & Jason

Cara

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Cara

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5 out of 5 stars
(182)
shakeyourbooties

shakeyourbooties on Jul 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Fabulous seller - goes above and beyond to deliver a lovely product. :)

shakeyourbooties

shakeyourbooties on Jul 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous mug - just what I wanted!

Michelle Teno

Michelle Teno on Jul 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

A beautifully made diz, Just what I wanted. It's beautiful. Michelle

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Teensy hearts for teensy people.

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I love making diz!

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Blue owls for every cowl - 4.5 cm handmade buttons

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About

Est. 2011... Finally!

Welcome to Chasing Fire! We are located in beautiful Calgary, Alberta within a short trip of the amazing foothills of the Rockies. The sky is huge. The inspiration is limitless.

The studio started with a simple community pottery class in 2002, igniting a passion for clay. I worked out of community studios, sharing equipment since it is very expensive to purchase. A flash of luck: Jay did some roofing work in exchange for a kiln, we made space for clay work at home and then I stumbled across a unique hand forged wheel = our dream of our own studio in 2011.

While the wheel is my original passion, I have become taken by the amazing flexibility that is hand-building since the birth of our son in 2009. You will often see a variety of methods as I play, because Chasing Fire is my creative play, my happy place and my passion.

I'm currently obsessed (really really obsessed) with buttons. People knit, sew and crochet amazing objects and I am giddy when I see my buttons on their artwork, making the item 100% handmade. 

Jason has joined the studio work with his mugs and yarn bowls as well. His eye for detail and wicked sense of humour is reflected in his work.

We take great pride in our work and hope that you enjoy our items as much as we have enjoyed creating them. We use local suppliers (including Ceramics Canada, Plainsman Clays and local printers) and etsy sellers to bolster my "local" communities.

If you see something you adore yet would like it modified to your own tastes, please contact us. If you would like to inspire us to create something unique and custom for you, let your ideas become reality through our hands - drop me a line. 

We now have a website that details our creative process, what's going on at the studio and in our little creative circle: http://www.chasingfirestudio.com

The name “chasing fire” comes from the core of ceramics – the transformation of clay through flame. Today, we as ceramic artists often use enclosed kilns, electric or gas fueled, to "fire" our work. The flame is concealed unlike the visible rawness of pit or raku firing. I only have to revisit the raku process (light it all on fire!) to remind myself of the core beauty of this art form, taking what is mud and creating art through fire. Thus, my passion for this art is represented by my need to always be chasing that transformation, chasing fire.

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  • Cara

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I'm a prairie girl, born and bred in small town Saskatchewan. My passions are split between technology and fine arts. I first sat at a pottery wheel in 2002 and fell in love. Making beautiful things from mud is magic.

  • Jay

    Creator, Kiln Tech, Handyman

    Jay is an artist when not servicing our kiln, making various tools for the studio, and running firings. His creations of choice are functional tableware with a twist, influenced by car and geek culture, and his Irish Canadian Heritage.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 16, 2016
Welcome to Chasing Fire! Our ceramic items are all hand made mid-fire ceramics out of our own home studio. While the wheel is my passion, I have become entranced by the amazing flexibility that is hand-building. You will often see a variety of methods as I play, because Chasing Fire is my creative play, my happy place and my passion.

I'm currently obsessed (really really obsessed) with buttons. People knit, sew and crochet amazing objects and I am giddy when I see my buttons on their artwork, making it 100% handmade.

I take great pride in my work and hope that you enjoy my items as much as I have enjoyed creating them. I only use local suppliers (Ceramics Canada and Plainsman Clays) and etsy sellers to bolster my "local" communities.

If you see something you adore yet would like it modified to your own tastes, please contact me.

We have a website that details our creative process, what's going on at the studio and in our little creative neck of the woods: http://www.chasingfirestudio.com

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Shipping
All items are shipped via Canada Post to provide the most economical solution for your purchase. They do not have tracking and they do not have insurance. Buttons, pendants and bookmarks are shipped in cushion envelopes. Cufflinks are shipped in small kraft boxes within a cushion envelope. I ship out items within 3 days of payment confirmation (M-F). If you want a rush order, tracking, insurance or require express post, please contact me BEFORE ordering so that I can get you a quote for shipping.

My shipping amount includes postage PLUS the cost of shipping supplies: kraft bubble envelope, bubble wrap for protection of your purchase.

Insurance, customs, tracking, express post are paid for by the purchaser.

Please see this link to check the actual costs of sending buttons, diz, and bookmarks with Canada Post: http://www.canadapost.com
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be happy with your purchases so please contact us as soon as possible if you have any problems. I will determine refunds on a case by case basis. If you are truly unsatisfied with your purchase please contact us prior to leaving feedback so that I may work something out. I aim for quality service and great communication.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you see something you adore yet would like it modified to your own tastes, please contact me! Custom orders are welcome.