nicoleportlock

Nicole Portlock Ceramics

Abbeyfeale, Ireland · 21 Sales

nicoleportlock

Nicole Portlock Ceramics

Abbeyfeale, Ireland 21 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(6)

Announcement   Contemporary Smoke-Fired Ceramics
Welcome to my shop, here you will find smaller experimental work and some gallery pieces all with free world wide shipping.

For other gallery work, please like my Facebook page to find upcoming exhibitions.

Announcement

Last updated on May 18, 2017

Contemporary Smoke-Fired Ceramics
Welcome to my shop, here you will find smaller experimental work and some gallery pieces all with free world wide shipping.

For other gallery work, please like my Facebook page to find upcoming exhibitions.

Nicole Portlock

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Nicole Portlock

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5 out of 5 stars
(6)
Charles Fikes

Charles Fikes on Apr 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Very beautiful porcelain. Can't believe how she can get such an amazing finish. Teach me how! !

Martin Meyler

Martin Meyler on Sep 10, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

The photo doesn't do it justice. Really beautiful. And Nicole couldn't have been more helpful--even including a gift card and getting it in post the next day. Perfect!

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About

Fire is my paint brush and smoke is my ink...

I create vessels using a potter’s wheel and porcelain clay. Porcelain is just fabulous to use on the potter’s wheel, for me there is no other clay like it.

I use a process called smoke firing to decorate the surface of my vessels. This process is one of the most basic and elemental ways to make marks on the ceramic surface.

I absolutely love smoke firing! I think that it speaks to the kid in me and to my pyromaniac needs (most potters are closet fire-nuts we just have a legitimate outlet). Fire is my paint brush and smoke is my ink, but this suggests that I have control over where the marks will be made, and I don’t.

I use recycled metal wires and various combustible materials to try and influence the smoke marks, but ultimately it is up to the weather and atmospheric pressures that day as to how fast my smoke kiln burns and what direction the flame takes, that determines the end results.

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  • Nicole Portlock

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer, Web-designer And Shipping Bod

    Hi my name is Nicole, I am a ceramic artist and potter. I love using smoke to mark the surface of my vessels.

  • Pickle

    Studio Un-Assistant

  • Gizmo

    Packing Expert

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