Announcement Welcome to my Etsy Shop! My name is Susan Tingley and you can find out more about me and my art at www.tingleyart.com.
Welcome to my Etsy Shop! My name is Susan Tingley and you can find out more about me and my art at www.tingleyart.com.
I have always been fascinated by what is trapped inside of rocks. When I was a kid, my parents took my brothers and sister and me to old strip mines where we would gather rocks to split open to see what was inside. They showed us how to hold the rocks just right and strike them with a hammer. We never knew what we would find...a fern or bone fossil, gem-like geodes, surprising colors, or sparkling glitter. I couldn't get enough of this! How amazing it was to know that rocks held hidden treasure! That's what these firecracker pots remind me of. I take a ball of clay, stick a firecracker in it, light it, and run. Just like the rocks I split open, what's inside of these pots is random. The only control I have is the size of the clay ball and the strength of the firecracker. And even the firecrackers can't be counted on to explode the same way every time. After a bisque firing, I imagine what could be inside these "rocks" and glaze or paint a fanciful, organic treasure. I hope you enjoy "finding" these as much as I do.
CERAMIC SCULPTURES & BOWLS
On the opposite end of the spectrum from my random Firecracker Pottery you will find my ceramic sculptures and bowls. These pieces allow the expression of the "control freak" inside of me! They require more sophisticated techniques than lighting a firecracker and running!! I enjoy the process of contemplation and preparation that makes each of these pieces unique.
My favorite drawing tools are charcoal and pastels, and birds seem to be my favorite subject lately. Some of my birds fly over re-purposed maps, giving them room to soar high above the planet.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
All pieces that are posted on my shop are ready for shipment, so I can usually ship quickly after your order. Please email or convo me prior to attempting an order cancellation.
I also accept Etsy Gift Cards.
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If you are purchasing a gift and would like it shipped with a card, please let me know when you place your order. There is no extra charge.