Konkelclay

Konkelclay

Davison, Michigan · 81 Sales

Konkelclay

Konkelclay

Davison, Michigan 81 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Welcome to my etsy shop! All tiles are created individually with original plaster molds designed & made by me. All other pieces are handbuilt or wheel thrown or a combination of both. Everything is made with a stoneware, porcelain or terra cotta clay body. The pieces are then glazed with food safe glazes either high-fired to 2,232 degrees (Cone 6) in an oxidation environment within an electric kiln or high-fired to 2,381 degrees (Cone 10) in a reduction environment within a gas reduction kiln. They are also dishwasher & microwave safe.

Items will be shipped within 1-3 days.

Announcement

Welcome to my etsy shop! All tiles are created individually with original plaster molds designed & made by me. All other pieces are handbuilt or wheel thrown or a combination of both. Everything is made with a stoneware, porcelain or terra cotta clay body. The pieces are then glazed with food safe glazes either high-fired to 2,232 degrees (Cone 6) in an oxidation environment within an electric kiln or high-fired to 2,381 degrees (Cone 10) in a reduction environment within a gas reduction kiln. They are also dishwasher & microwave safe.

Items will be shipped within 1-3 days.

Karyn Konkel

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Karyn Konkel

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About

"Obsessed with Clay"

First and foremost I am a wife and mother of 2 children. I am also a working artist and Ceramic's Instructor at the Flint Institute of Art in Flint, MI. Truly a gem, the FIA is an unforeseen surprise in my continuing ceramic’s career of non-profits which I am so appreciative of.

I first fell in love with clay during high school at the Kalamazoo Institute of Art and have been pursuing my passion now for over 20yrs including a B.F.A from Siena Heights University in Adrian, MI and an amazing 2yrs working and learning from some of the best from all over the country at Pewabic Pottery of Detroit, MI. Every job, every person, every life encounter (challenging or not) has led me further and further along my "ceramics" path of triumphs, exciting accomplishments, experiments and failures and made me a better artist and teacher to many.

Teaching inspires me. There are amazing students that I have connected with and fabulous and talented people that have inspired and curbed my process in such a way that is unexplainable. This passion is an absolute wonderful and addictive medium to explore. It is 2D & 3D all in the same breath. It can act as a canvas, a paint, a sculpture, a functional piece, a structure or even the ground we walk on. And as society is changing so is our environment as well as our clay materials. It keeps my mind running, researching, thinking and solving, perfecting and flowing. Clay is my "calm". There is such an immense sense of fulfillment involved with clay and glazes from start to finish. When a piece turns out and fulfills that aesthetic desire that we all yearn for.....you just know it. It makes you want to continue the process, explore and push the limits even more.

So that is how I came to Konkelclay. After having 2 kids I could continue to explore that creative path but see it in such a different light. I am inspired by my kids & their excitement as well as my supportive and creative husband. I am inspired by nature, texture, detail, pattern, fabric, motivation, color, glitz & glamour, fire and most of all..... love and patience.

My process is simple. In everything I do I start with a thought or idea. It evolves. It changes as the clay starts to take a mind of it's own. So I go with it ....and sometimes not. Driven to create something beautiful and striking, natural and organic with raw materials, I strive for form and function with an artistic flair. It makes me happy to create. It makes me even happier for someone else to feel that excitement and sense of beauty and purpose about something I create.....It's my inspiration....

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  • Karyn Konkel

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Karyn's ceramic designs feature organic shapes and natural raw elements. Creating tiles, handbuilt and wheelthrown pieces from raw clay to finished product, she draws upon experience as a ceramic artist and educator.

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Last updated on November 30, 2013

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I will ship within 2 -4 days of sale. Please specify whether you would like insurance and confirmation. All shipping costs are incurred by buyers.
Refunds and Exchanges
Exchanges only-no refunds. For exchanges, buyer must incur shipping costs.