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Note from shop owner Shop is closed but moving to big cartel- a selling platform geared toward artists- opening soon in 2023. Thanks for your patronage. See you soon!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Nov 23, 2022

Shop is closed but moving to big cartel- a selling platform geared toward artists- opening soon in 2023. Thanks for your patronage. See you soon!

elizabeth wocasek

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About LittleTailCeramics

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On Etsy since 2009

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Artist Statement

Hi! I've been a working artist since 2001. When I was 31 years old, I went through a personal transformation resulting in an intense desire to make art. Although I take part time jobs here and there, I spend the majority of my time in the studio, working towards the next show. My expressive work is influenced by vintage patterns, industrial elements and symbols of the universal need for connection. Everything I do, from jewelry holders, to every ceramic piece, has layers of color, which is how I see the world, both internal and external.
I own two kilns and a potters wheel and I am fortunate to have a home studio here in Vancouver, Wa, just 20 miles from Portland.
I also make my own stencils and use them in conjunction with my distressed, layered paint style. I use re-puposed wood frames and pallet wood. I use quality paint, prime surfaces that need it and everything is constructed to last, which is hard to find in the commercial market these days.
I also continue to construct animals for the home and garden and although I make many of the same items (such as cats, crows and badgers) each is individually sculpted and unique. All of my pieces are fired twice and I apply glaze before each firing so the end result is often a layer of underglaze, iron oxide, more underglaze and a cone six glaze on top of that.
I sell my work here on Etsy, Portland Saturday Market, Eugene Holiday Market, local art fairs, Gifty Kitty in Portland Willamina Merchants, and occasionally California.

Shop members

  • Elizabeth Wocasek

    Owner, Artist

  • Martin


    The spirit of Martin, the incredible fetch cat who left us too soon, permeates all of my work. He died of FIP when he was just 4.

  • Bethesda the great


    The best little pistol that ever was. Bethesda grew up helping me in my studio and died in my arms at the age of 15- which was still too soon. Her constant love and independent spirit will always inspire my work.

  • Louis


    Louis is the most affectionate and loving creature. His huge eyes and adorable snark influence my kitty sculptures.

  • Finn


    The newest member of my family of furry muses, Finn reminds me that irreverence and cuteness go hand in hand when you ping pong through life. He's also proved himself an avid hunter and eater of rodents. I'm not sure if I'm proud or horrified.

  • Nigel


    He doesn't do much but he's the baby.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 23, 2023
Welcome. I appreciate your interest in my art. All of my pieces are hand made and painted by me in my home studio in Vancouver, Washington. I use nontoxic commercial glazes on my sculptures and pottery and fire to cone 6 in my electric kiln. I'll respond promptly to inquiries and welcome questions and comments.

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