Majoleeka

Whimsical, hand made, majolica pottery

Orlando, Florida | 109 Sales

Majoleeka

Whimsical, hand made, majolica pottery

Orlando, Florida 109 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars (42)

Announcement   So you have your restaurant reservations, your flowers are ordered for your main squeeze on Valentines Day. What about something for your Mom, Sister or your best friend? Not too late I'll send it out in a jiff. Too far away? You can send it to them when you purchase. #loveisintheair
All items are ready to ship and will be sent out with in a day of purchase.

Free shipping on orders over$30.00, use coupon code LOVEFREESHIP, good until the 16th of February.

Happy shopping everyone!
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Welcome to my shop Majoleeka, I am Karen Baker.
From time to time someone will ask "What does majoleeka mean?" It comes from majolica(ma-ya-li-ka or ma-ja-li-ca) Majoleeka is pronounced Ma-JO-Lee-Ka. I was joking around with another majolica artist that there are so many ways people pronounce it, depending where you are. I thought perhaps we in the U.S. should have our own way of saying it.
Well any way that is the story behind my shop name and why it sounds like a foreign greeting.
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Majolica translated means white tin glaze over red earthenware. From what historic artifacts can tell that it's known beginnings were in Morocco and spread through out Europe from there. The style has adapted according to the resources that are available, so it is not unusual for an artist to use a white earthenware or the English adaptation made with molds that have relief images of fruits and vegetables on highly ornate serving pieces and vases.
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At the moment I have a mixture of majolica and under glazed pottery pieces. While selling from a show or out door event people do buy for gifts for family and loved ones. And you may want to consider when you buy a gift for someone near and dear that you get yourself a little something too.
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I am hoping that the gifts you buy become memories to cherish, add your own special treats to my pottery art, and it becomes a treasure to remember.
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Learn more about my process, https://www.etsy.com/shop/Majoleeka/about?ref=shopinfo_about_leftnav

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 7, 2019

So you have your restaurant reservations, your flowers are ordered for your main squeeze on Valentines Day. What about something for your Mom, Sister or your best friend? Not too late I'll send it out in a jiff. Too far away? You can send it to them when you purchase. #loveisintheair
All items are ready to ship and will be sent out with in a day of purchase.

Free shipping on orders over$30.00, use coupon code LOVEFREESHIP, good until the 16th of February.

Happy shopping everyone!
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Welcome to my shop Majoleeka, I am Karen Baker.
From time to time someone will ask "What does majoleeka mean?" It comes from majolica(ma-ya-li-ka or ma-ja-li-ca) Majoleeka is pronounced Ma-JO-Lee-Ka. I was joking around with another majolica artist that there are so many ways people pronounce it, depending where you are. I thought perhaps we in the U.S. should have our own way of saying it.
Well any way that is the story behind my shop name and why it sounds like a foreign greeting.
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Majolica translated means white tin glaze over red earthenware. From what historic artifacts can tell that it's known beginnings were in Morocco and spread through out Europe from there. The style has adapted according to the resources that are available, so it is not unusual for an artist to use a white earthenware or the English adaptation made with molds that have relief images of fruits and vegetables on highly ornate serving pieces and vases.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
At the moment I have a mixture of majolica and under glazed pottery pieces. While selling from a show or out door event people do buy for gifts for family and loved ones. And you may want to consider when you buy a gift for someone near and dear that you get yourself a little something too.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I am hoping that the gifts you buy become memories to cherish, add your own special treats to my pottery art, and it becomes a treasure to remember.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Learn more about my process, https://www.etsy.com/shop/Majoleeka/about?ref=shopinfo_about_leftnav

Karen Baker

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About

From my hands to yours...Made with all my heart.

Welcome to Majoleeka! A shop full of red earthenware and majolica. Each piece is made by myself. Each is unique even if similar.
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I started my Etsy shop Majoleeka, https://www.etsy.com/shop/Majoleeka 2009. In late 2013 I committed to myself to learn how to make it work. I joined a team, Etsy Mud Team. With many experienced members I was able to get insight to get things happening. Now I volunteer for the team in promotional activities.
My first sales were with family and friends. These are easy conversations to have online. And that is the type of conversation I hope to have with future clients, customers and collectors.
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Majolica is my chosen and favorite technique to finish my creations in clay. I have experimented with under glazes and slip carving called scraffito. Sometimes I like to combine what I have tried with the majolica to see where it can take me.
In red clay, I like to create objects that will be my canvases. Most will be blank and full of spontaneous opportunity. Others that have added ornamentation will already have a clue to what direction my imagery will go.
After I glaze a group of pots, I then choose several glazed pots to work on with a selected design. Each will be kin to each other. The design will have a selected color palette to work with. There will be repeated elements in each, that is what will make them a grouping or family.
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Then they are loaded into the kiln as soon as a design is completed. When the kiln is filled it will be fired. This is when the magic of the layering becomes evident.
Beautiful colors emerge, happy accidents too! I have never been disappointed at this stage, sometimes educated but never disappointed.
These are creations I have made influenced by my drive to do good work. Work that is inspired by my family, friends and the world around me. My cats, my garden and my kitchen.
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In addition I am learning to write, to be able express the feel of the pot into your hands.
In essence the pot actually comes from my hands to yours. My head, heart and hands make these pots for your enjoyment, pleasure and use.
Please visit my Face Book Page, Karen Baker's Front Porch Studio at www.facebook.com/pg/majoleeka/

Shop members

  • Karen Baker

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Artist, potter, clay artist, illustrator and then I am the photographer, marketer, shop owner. Like on the outside of the box says, "From my hands to yours...made with all my heart".

  • Annabella

    The Boss Of Me

    Senior cat that has a love for the sunny table that I work on. Purrsuasive in getting me to sit down and get to work everyday.

  • Ben

    Heavy Lifter And Cup Handle Tester

    My husband not only helps with lifting heavy boxes, he lifts my spirits on long days and short deadlines.

  • Opal

    Future Studio Helper

    Rescued kitten, trouble maker, curious and bound to create chaos and foot prints in work yet to be made.

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Last updated on Mar 16, 2016
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Care instructions

Best to be served in and not placed in microwave. Dish washers that get hot may damage the glaze, hand washing is recommended.