Announcement Stoneware pottery for kitchen, serving, home decor & housewares. Great selection of functional and decorative ceramics for the home. Oven, microwave and dishwasher safe. Handmade in my Michigan studio. One of a kind, unique pieces to add form and function to your home.
Stoneware pottery for kitchen, serving, home decor & housewares. Great selection of functional and decorative ceramics for the home. Oven, microwave and dishwasher safe. Handmade in my Michigan studio. One of a kind, unique pieces to add form and function to your home.
Andrea on Dec 12, 20205 out of 5 stars
Even more beautiful in person! Excellent craftsmanship, shipped quickly and safely- thank you!
snifflesbe on Dec 13, 20135 out of 5 stars
Attractive and well designed brie baker. Safe and fast shipping, too.
Donna on Nov 4, 20135 out of 5 stars
This is a beautiful bowl. It arrived promptly and was so securely wrapped. I am giving it as a gift and my friend will be delighted! Thank you
Erin on Nov 1, 20135 out of 5 stars
So pretty! Arrived quickly and was very well packaged, too.
Anonymous on Aug 23, 20135 out of 5 stars
Great little baker. Attractive glaze colors and design.
Anonymous on Feb 17, 20135 out of 5 stars
Prompt delivery. Recipient was pleased! (Sent as gift).
Anonymous on Jan 18, 20135 out of 5 stars
The sugar and creamer set is absolutely gorgeous!
nWonderful design and intricate touches...as well as beautiful glaze colors!
nI am sure to be a customer again in the future!
Anonymous on Jan 11, 20135 out of 5 stars
Beautiful mugs; excellent communication; well-packed and arrived quickly! Thank you!
Anonymous on Dec 19, 20125 out of 5 stars
What a great transaction! Cathy makes beautiful pottery pieces that will not disappoint! Thanks
I start with bagged clay (not enough time in the day to dig my own), and hand build using a slab roller, or throw items on the wheel. I use a process called slip trailing on most of my pieces where liquid clay is drawn on the pot. The slip lines create texture, which allows the glazes to "break" over them, or enhance them. The piece is dried, and then bisque fired in a kiln for 10 hours to harden it. My pieces are then glazed and re-fired at cone 6 for 10 more hours. There are at least two glazes on all my pieces. I have found that single glazes don't give me the depth I want. My sunflower series pieces are handled 6 times in the glazing process and use 4 different glazes. My sunrise sunset pieces use 4 glazes and are also handled 6 different times in the glazing process. That does not include loading and unloading the piece from the bisque kiln, and then the glaze kiln. It is rather labor intensive, but I find the results worth the effort. I experiment all the time with glazes, colorants and the limits of clay's plasticity.
I'm a studio potter and love my job. I've been working in clay since 1990. I love its properties, flexibility and "getting dirty". It has it's rewards, failures which are learning opportunities, and the creative process is addictive.
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