Announcement Beautiful ceramic pots, hand-carved in tapestry-like designs of flowers, vines and birds.
Beautiful ceramic pots, hand-carved in tapestry-like designs of flowers, vines and birds.
tarajohn1 on Apr 25, 2017
Another delightful mug from this artist!
tarajohn1 on Apr 25, 2017
I adore this mug! It's big and it's fun to drink from because it's so cute. Coffee in this mug cheers my mornings!
Gale on Apr 23, 2017
Love the carved style and color. Was hoping (against the measurements) that this would be big enough to use as a wall hanging. Will check back to see if you ever offer something bigger like that.
Beautiful and a very nice large size. These were made with serious attention to detail, even the bottom is glazed and patterned. They are my new favorite mugs.
Everything about it is perfect! Even the plug has nice acorn details on it.
Perfectly made, sturdy, detailed, very unique. I absolutely love it and Sue is very nice to communicate with.
A few goats and chickens and a lot of pottery
I once took a pottery class when I was studying for a fine arts degree in college. This is where most potters say something like: "I fell in love with the clay" or "I never looked back" or "I knew this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life." It wasn't like that for me. I spent hours trying to make a pot on the potter's wheel. My hands were scraped and bloody from the clay and wheel and there were more than a few tears. Even worse, I had a teacher who didn't try and spare anyone's feelings. If he thought a pot was bad, he threw it on the floor. To my credit, he did say that I had a great sense of form. Still, I ended up dropping the class out of sheer frustration.
Fast forward several years and I found myself living in France because my husband's company sent us there for seven years for his job. While there, I had to find activities to get involved with that would help me learn the language and culture, so I signed up for a pottery class at a local community center. I still ended up with a bad-tempered instructor and had a lot of frustration, but I finally did fall in love with the clay. Being in that class helped me with language skills but more often than not, the conversation around me was forgotten while I deeply focused on my pottery.
When we returned to Virginia, I continued working with ceramics by taking an intensive yearlong Production Pottery program at Tidewater Community College. Surprisingly, the instructor was very friendly and he emphasized good design and fine craftsmanship over purely production values.
Now I live in Upstate New York on a 50-acre farm and my studio is in my home. Pottery is a part of my life. When I'm not making pots, I spend the time taking care of my 4 very cute but somewhat naughty and very spoiled miniature goats and a small flock of 10 beautiful chickens.
As an individual potter, I work very hard at all aspects of my craft, starting with preparing the clay and glazes, all the way to marketing, packaging and shipping. I use very basic equipment: a sturdy potter's wheel, an electric kiln for firing and a few simple tools for carving, smoothing and trimming. Mostly I use my hands and lots and lots of time. I try to avoid toxic materials for my health and that of my customers. My raw materials mostly come from the earth and will go back there some day. I just pretty it all up a little.
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SueCanizaresCeramics has her pottery studio in Upstate NY, on a 50-acre farm. She designs and makes finely crafted, pretty things. Follow her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SueCanizaresCeramics. Contact her at: email@example.com.
As you live with my work, take the time to enjoy the wonderful feel of the surface carving; look at the elegant forms of some of the pieces or the quirky attitude of others; and finally examine the designs - you might find some little surprises there that you might not have noticed at first.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
I pack items very carefully to protect your investment. I double-box each piece or pieces using plenty of bubble wrap and Styrofoam peanuts. I'm happy to gift wrap the inner box that contains the pot for free and include a gift card. Just let me know.
I am happy to ship to Canada and internationally to other countries, but you must convo me for shipping costs. Buyer will be responsible for any international customs or duties.
New York residents will be charged 8% sales tax.