GreySquirrelStudio

Gravestone Impression Inspired Clay Decor and Jewelry

Garrettsville, Ohio · 207 Sales

GreySquirrelStudio

Gravestone Impression Inspired Clay Decor and Jewelry

Garrettsville, Ohio 207 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Katie Kelly

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About

Art, for the love of it!

Since I was very young, art has been an important part of my life. Without it, I don't know what I would do or who I would be. Although I love working with all sorts of materials, I have attempted to incorporate the things in my life that give me joy into my art. The result is the fired clay items that you see in our shop.

I love the history of old cemeteries. Thinking of the people who have come before us, the skill and craftsmanship of the person who created these hand carved one of a kind gravestones, the love of the person who commissioned the headstone, all these things I thought about as I explored these places. It made me so sad to see these stones damaged through time, nature or even worse, vandalism. To think that very soon this piece of wonderful art could be lost forever! So we put our heads together. How could we, in some small way, save and preserve these images so that they could continue on? We didn't want to harm a headstone or leave materials sticking to it so after much thought we were able to find a way to create a master impression that was completely non damaging and respectful to the gravestone, cemetery and the gravesite! Now, due to the gift of a kiln to our studio, we can share with those who love these tombstones a unique piece of art for their home, patio or garden.

More than a few customers requested information on who the stone belonged to and where it was located so now I offer some historical information with my items when I can. Sometimes I can provide information on nothing, as to that the original piece has been part of my own collection for years, sometimes I can share many facts such as military service, family history and in the case of the stone belonging to Charles Barnes I found information leading to the cause of his early death. I now wish I had more interest in the history of the people whose stones I visited and admired all those years because I was really more interested in the art of the stone rather than the names. It is true that one stone can have many, many stories to share!

Thank you all for your interest and for visiting our shop! May all of you have available to you the things that you love and enjoy to make your lives richer!

Shop members

  • Katie Kelly

    Owner, Creator, Starving Artist

    I love all art! I have no real one type of craft that I love the best and stick to exclusively. I find that I love to move from project to project and my choice of materials can vary, depending on what I am interested in at that particular moment.

  • Emma

    Designer, Creator, Starving Artist

    Emma is the tech savvy , awesome, tech support that keeps Grey Squirrel Studio up and running! Student by day, starving artist by night! Without Emma, Katie wouldn't be able to operate the studio! Her creativity and moral support are priceless!

  • Lulilu

    Quality Control

    The best little helper in the world! Every studio should have a happy little helper!

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Last updated on Jan 27, 2018
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Our shop has started to use the combined shipping on our items and as for now have limited our shipping within the United States. However, if a customer outside of the U.S. has an interest in any of our items, please contact us. We will be happy to make arrangements for shipping to you and will find a cost before any payments are made. We will continue to offer refunds if postage is $2 or greater for your package. We love selling our items but there is no satisfaction in overcharges for shipping. :)