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Ryan Peters - ClayGuyRy - Waukesha, Wisconsin

Waukesha, Wisconsin · 179 Sales

clayguyry

Ryan Peters - ClayGuyRy - Waukesha, Wisconsin

Waukesha, Wisconsin 179 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(49)

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Welcome to my shop!
I specialize in wheel thrown pottery, specifically alternative firing such as Raku and Saggar. These processes yield truly unique results, each piece never to be replicated.
I have also started to produce stoneware pottery. These pieces are food, microwave, and dishwasher safe. I am really falling in love with function and will continue to translate my design elements over onto the new body of work.
All listings are of the actual piece you will receive. No stock photography is used, other than a few product in use shots.

Although I leave a majority of my work a single copper-tone glaze. I also have developed a style of raku which gives me a small deal of control where I express my personality and the structure of my mind. I use an auto pin stripping tape to mask off area where I like the clay to remain black and then alternate between a white and a copper glaze (produces green when oxidized to a copper penny when reduced), as well as a copper/cobalt glaze (produces a blue to smokey blue color and flashes copper penny when reduced.)
After I decide to apply my tape resist or just leave the vase a single glaze, I then apply the glaze to each piece by hand brushing the glaze, the pot is then placed within the kiln. I fire the kiln to nearly 2000 degrees Fahrenheit in 45-55 minutes where I then remove the top of the kiln and transfer the pots into a garbage can while the glaze is molten hot. The garbage can is filled with combustible materials which are ignited as soon as the red hot pots are placed in the post firing reduction chamber. At this point the atmosphere within the can can be placed in reduction or oxidation, each reacting with the copper a little differently yielding one of a kind results each firing.

In my 7 years of working exclusively with this glazing technique, I have learned to persuade my glaze to go into the copper tones or greens, as well as blue, which allows me to better cater to the customers needs. Whether you are looking for a gift idea or something special for yourself, I believe that you will find my Raku pottery to be exactly what you were looking for.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 1, 2016

Enjoy FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING! My gift to all of you this Holiday season :)
Coupon code:FREENINETYNINE

Welcome to my shop!
I specialize in wheel thrown pottery, specifically alternative firing such as Raku and Saggar. These processes yield truly unique results, each piece never to be replicated.
I have also started to produce stoneware pottery. These pieces are food, microwave, and dishwasher safe. I am really falling in love with function and will continue to translate my design elements over onto the new body of work.
All listings are of the actual piece you will receive. No stock photography is used, other than a few product in use shots.

Although I leave a majority of my work a single copper-tone glaze. I also have developed a style of raku which gives me a small deal of control where I express my personality and the structure of my mind. I use an auto pin stripping tape to mask off area where I like the clay to remain black and then alternate between a white and a copper glaze (produces green when oxidized to a copper penny when reduced), as well as a copper/cobalt glaze (produces a blue to smokey blue color and flashes copper penny when reduced.)
After I decide to apply my tape resist or just leave the vase a single glaze, I then apply the glaze to each piece by hand brushing the glaze, the pot is then placed within the kiln. I fire the kiln to nearly 2000 degrees Fahrenheit in 45-55 minutes where I then remove the top of the kiln and transfer the pots into a garbage can while the glaze is molten hot. The garbage can is filled with combustible materials which are ignited as soon as the red hot pots are placed in the post firing reduction chamber. At this point the atmosphere within the can can be placed in reduction or oxidation, each reacting with the copper a little differently yielding one of a kind results each firing.

In my 7 years of working exclusively with this glazing technique, I have learned to persuade my glaze to go into the copper tones or greens, as well as blue, which allows me to better cater to the customers needs. Whether you are looking for a gift idea or something special for yourself, I believe that you will find my Raku pottery to be exactly what you were looking for.

Ryan Peters

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(49)
Kris

Kris on Dec 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

So I purchased two pieces from ClayGuy and i am in love with them both. I have to say I can't decide which is my favorite. The photos dont do his work justice. I love pottery and have owned many handmade pieces. This is some of the most beautiful, well made work I've seen. Not kidding, and I promise I'm not related to the artist nor have we ever met, lol. This is the real deal and I can't say for sure I'll be checking back often and buying many, many more!! Thank you so much! I can't wait to display them.

Kris

Kris on Dec 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love pottery, and I have owned a lot of handmade pieces. This is one beautiful piece of pottery. The photos don't come close to doing this vase justice. It is so beautiful and unique, I can't wait to get more from him. Seriously, this is art!!! Love, love, love this!!

Donna1029

Donna1029 on Oct 31, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Exceptional craftsmanship. Seller was so accommodating. This was a gift that arrived on time and was perfectly packaged. Highly recommend...you won't be disappointed!

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About

Wheel Thrown Pottery: Raku, Saggar and Stoneware

I started making pottery in 2003, my freshman year at Waukesha West High School. Its wasnt until my senior year, 2007, that I started to sell my work at a local studio where I volunteered in exchange for wheel time and gallery representation. The following year, 2008, I decided college wasnt for me and decided to open my own studio/gallery instead of returning for my sophmore year at UW-Whitewater. After closing the shop in Waukesha in August 2013, I worked at a studio in Hartland, WI for 6 moths before relocating 90 miles north to Ripon, WI. After leaving Ripon, I took a 6 month break from producing pottery, but I am now back at it, and ironically in the studio where I worked right after high school.
I focus on my Etsy shop as well as stocking several galleries and doing art fairs during the summer months.

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    Pottery has always fascinated me, since the first time I challenged myself to turn a chunk of clay into a vessel, which wasn’t very successful. But over the past decade of producing thousands of pieces, I have come to an understanding with the clay.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 26, 2016
All of my work is thrown on the potters wheel and glazed with an alternative firing technique, known as Raku. Rakuware is for decorative use only. It will not hold water and is not recommended for use with food.

Life is like a Raku pot, you never know what you are going to get. I think this is why my passion has come to be such a spontaneous process. Not knowing what the outcome should be, there is little room for disappointment and only room for embracing the element of surprise.

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Payment
I accept payments through Paypal. Credit card customers, please pay via Paypal (no Paypal account is required).
Shipping
Your order will be shipped via USPS priority within 72 hours of payment received (except Sunday). I will ship to the address confirmed by Etsy.

Alternative shipping methods are available upon request. If you would like a different method of shipping please contact me and I will give you a quote.

All pottery will be packaged carefully for a safe shipment. If you receive an item that has been damaged, please contact me immediately upon receiving, and send me a photo of the damage. I will work to file the proper claims with USPS and/or will work to create another piece similar to the one damaged.
Refunds and Exchanges
Exchanges are permitted up to one week after the purchase. Customer is responsible for repackaging as well as covering all shipping charges involved.
No refunds