ElizabethCahillClay

handmade cuerda seca ceramics and tiles

Gastonia, North Carolina · 29 Sales

ElizabethCahillClay

handmade cuerda seca ceramics and tiles

Gastonia, North Carolina 29 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(9)

Announcement   Welcome to my shop! Each of my pieces is handmade, hand glazed, and one of a kind. I hope you find something you love! Thanks for visiting.

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 3, 2017

Welcome to my shop! Each of my pieces is handmade, hand glazed, and one of a kind. I hope you find something you love! Thanks for visiting.

Elizabeth C.

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Elizabeth C.

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(9)
Corrie M

Corrie M on Aug 1, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Such a GORGEOUS tile! Just what I was looking for - and Elizabeth is such a SWEET lady! I would do business with her again ANY day!! :))

Corrie M

Corrie M on Aug 1, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I wound up exchanging this lovely tile ornament for another color - very pleased! Thank you!

Corrie M

Corrie M on Aug 1, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

These tiles are much more beautiful in person! I would be proud to give these as gifts! But I'm going to be selfish this time and keep them for myself.. LOL!! :))

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About

From fiber to fire...

In 2006, I took a silk painting class on a whim and like so many others who try the medium, was instantly hooked! I painted silk for over ten years, using a technique called "serti." The serti (French for "closed" or "fence") technique is one of which designs are outlined with wax like resists which are applied to white silk. Once the resist has dried, it acts as a barrier for the dye, keeping the color within the outlined areas of the design and allowing you to achieve sharply defined borders. After the dye or paint has been properly set, the clear resist is removed and a defining line remains.

In early 2016, I started experimenting with kiln fired ceramics in the "cuerda seca" style. Believe it or not, this style of decorating ceramics is very similar to silk painting; I think the similarity is what initially drew me to it. A wax resist is used to contain pools of color and once fired in a kiln, the resist is burned off, leaving gorgeous color behind with a defined linear barrier.

In January of 2017 I made the decision to focus on cuerda seca ceramics and have since been working in my home studio and taking classes to learn wheel throwing and other pottery techniques. I am doing what I love and loving what I do!

Shop members

  • Elizabeth Cahill

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Me = obsessed with making cuerda seca ceramics. Married to the greatest man in the world and the mother of six boys who range in age from 7 to 19. I am owned by 3 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and 7 hens.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 3, 2017
Welcome to my studio. I hope you will enjoy the art I have created. Each item I make holds a small piece of my heart and is one of a kind.

With love and gratitude,
Elizabeth

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Shipping
Orders that are "Ready to Ship" are shipped within 1-3 business days of purchase. If an item is custom made, I strive to paint and ship your piece within 1-2 weeks of purchase.

EXPECTED DELIVERY TIMES ONCE SHIPPED

USA: 2-3 Business Days
All other countries: 7-10 Business Days

IMPORTANT: Please note, these are expected delivery times, and are not guaranteed. Shipping internationally can take a considerable amount of time. The majority of my shipments reach their destination within seven to ten business days however I have had shipments take 6 weeks to arrive.

IF DELIVERY TIMES ARE IMPORTANT TO YOU: I am happy to ship your order expedite/express/priority, etc. Please contact me about available options to upgrade. There will be an additional fee for shipping upgrades.
Refunds and Exchanges
If there is an issue with your purchase, please communicate with me. I will do everything possible to work with you to your satisfaction. If you just don't like what you receive, you may return it to me within 7 days of receiving your order for a full refund, minus shipping. Buyer is responsible for return shipping and item must include tracking when returned.