McCullenCeramics

Handmade storybook animals for your home

San Francisco, California | 46 Sales

McCullenCeramics

Handmade storybook animals for your home

San Francisco, California 46 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Welcome! I've made all of these whimsical creatures that you see here on my pottery wheel in several stages. First, I essentially create balloons on the wheel which then dry to a stiffer stage, where I mold and hand sculpt each piece. They finally get finished with different washes and application of different clays and oxides. Each piece can roughly take a half hour from start to finish (not including time to bake in the kiln). Please feel free to ask me anything! -Ryan

12/12/2019- Just to let you know the last day for guaranteed delivery before the holidays for priority and postal select is 12/14/2018

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Last updated on Dec 13, 2018

Welcome! I've made all of these whimsical creatures that you see here on my pottery wheel in several stages. First, I essentially create balloons on the wheel which then dry to a stiffer stage, where I mold and hand sculpt each piece. They finally get finished with different washes and application of different clays and oxides. Each piece can roughly take a half hour from start to finish (not including time to bake in the kiln). Please feel free to ask me anything! -Ryan

12/12/2019- Just to let you know the last day for guaranteed delivery before the holidays for priority and postal select is 12/14/2018

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A story of storybook animals

As a child my only goal in life was to build and make. My materials back then came directly from the earth, which is what I find so appealing about clay. Clay has seemingly limitless versatility and the ability to undergo drastic changes.

I've always had a love of nature, however my animal characters came from a combination of my time working for the Annapolis Pottery (Annapolis, Maryland), and wanting to impress my significant other who loves hedgehogs. The founder of Annapolis Pottery, Dr. Brian Mitchell was college roommates with Christopher Robin Milne (of Winnie the Pooh notoriety). Dr. Mitchell had received permission to use the original characters from the Winnie the Pooh story, which meant that even though I had never met Dr. Mitchell when I started working for Annapolis Pottery, I was still surrounded by and making some of those designs on the pots that were sold.
One day, while working for the pottery, I received a request from a coworker to make her a ceramic hedgehog sculpture which caught the attention of others-- including her daughter (my fiancee)-- and led me to start making more and more animals.

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  • Ryan McCullen

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    I hold a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics and Printmaking. Additionally, I have been working professionally in multiple aspects of the ceramic world for roughly 10 years, primarily having worked in the world of production ceramics.

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