EarthToArtStudio

Contemporary Ceramics with Native American Roots

Weatherford, Texas | 101 Sales

EarthToArtStudio

Contemporary Ceramics with Native American Roots

Weatherford, Texas 101 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   I've been away for a while my friends, dealing with health issues. But I'm back!

My contemporary Native American pottery is handmade by me in my lovely rustic studio out in the country near Weatherford, Texas - while listening to my favorite Native American flute music.

After more than 20 years as a potter, my hands developed chronic tendinitis and I had to give up the wheel in 2017. So now my work begins with a slab of clay. White stoneware is then covered in three layers of black under glaze. Native American totems and bold patterns are carved while the clay is damp, revealing the white clay beneath. Brightly colored glazes are added to surprise and delight. Each piece is unique and filled with the spirit of my ancestors.

I've also added a few monoprints just for fun - still featuring the spirit animals I love - with the bright colors featured in my pottery.

Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of special orders. Often it will be less. These are OOAK items, so there will be variations in the sizes and as well as the carved designs. I like to call them siblings, never twins.

I ship anywhere so please contact me for foreign shipping rates if they aren't listed. Yakoke! (That's Choctaw for "Thank You!")

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Last updated on Sep 10, 2018

I've been away for a while my friends, dealing with health issues. But I'm back!

My contemporary Native American pottery is handmade by me in my lovely rustic studio out in the country near Weatherford, Texas - while listening to my favorite Native American flute music.

After more than 20 years as a potter, my hands developed chronic tendinitis and I had to give up the wheel in 2017. So now my work begins with a slab of clay. White stoneware is then covered in three layers of black under glaze. Native American totems and bold patterns are carved while the clay is damp, revealing the white clay beneath. Brightly colored glazes are added to surprise and delight. Each piece is unique and filled with the spirit of my ancestors.

I've also added a few monoprints just for fun - still featuring the spirit animals I love - with the bright colors featured in my pottery.

Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of special orders. Often it will be less. These are OOAK items, so there will be variations in the sizes and as well as the carved designs. I like to call them siblings, never twins.

I ship anywhere so please contact me for foreign shipping rates if they aren't listed. Yakoke! (That's Choctaw for "Thank You!")

Carolyn Bernard Young

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In my heart, there lives a potter.

Halito! My name is Carolyn Bernard Young and I am a registered Choctaw artist. Earth to Art is my pottery studio, built by my husband in 2012. It is just steps from our home out in the country in Parker County, Texas, near Weatherford.

My work is contemporary Native American pottery, made from a slab of clay, covered in black underglaze, then carved with bold designs that honor the art of my ancestors. It is my belief that the Native American symbols, patterns, spirits and totems carved on my pots are more than mere decoration. They are the soul of the pot.

This method of carving is called "sgraffito" - meaning "to scratch". The feel of the leather hard clay as I carve it feeds my soul, but the bright colors and bold designs make my heart sing!

Fired stoneware is durable - safe for the oven and dishwasher, though hand washing is always preferred for hand made work. Microwave safe too! Just know that, over time, you may notice changes in the surface, as with any ceramic piece. Use and enjoy it every day!

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  • Carolyn Bernard Young, Choctaw

    Owner, Maker, Clay Artist

    My work begins on the potter’s wheel or with a slab of clay. I spend glorious hours etching images of spirit animals, cultural designs & patterns – all while listening to my favorite Native American flute music, in my studio in Weatherford, Texas.

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Last updated on Sep 5, 2018
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Made of durable stoneware, my work is dishwasher safe so you can use it every day.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Small items are individually wrapped in bright turquoise tissue, packed in a Kraft gift box and tied with turquoise organza ribbon. A story card is included in the gift box, telling a bit about my process and the spirit animals used. Larger items may not fit a gift box, but will be packaged securely and with lovely signature touches.