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Oscarcrow Antique Dolls Handmade Ceramics and Jewelry

Des Moines, Iowa · 19013 Sales

oscarcrow

Oscarcrow Antique Dolls Handmade Ceramics and Jewelry

Des Moines, Iowa 19013 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   All US orders ship for $3.00 regardless of the number of items. All international shipping is estimated. If you make a purchase I will charge only the actual cost of shipping plus the materials used. Any over payment will be refunded. I will treat you fairly.

Announcement

All US orders ship for $3.00 regardless of the number of items. All international shipping is estimated. If you make a purchase I will charge only the actual cost of shipping plus the materials used. Any over payment will be refunded. I will treat you fairly.

Harry Wood

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Harry Wood

Hand Made Raku Figure of Mary Cabochon Oscarcrow
$8.00
Handmade Folk Art Raku Lizard Pendant 30mm
$5.00
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scarecrowart

scarecrowart on Mar 29, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Great buy...such an odd little fella...fast shipping....great seller

mistergino

mistergino on Mar 29, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

These earrings are drop dead gorgeous also love the size and the fact that the leaves are of different colors makes them unique,great shipping time and price.

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Oscarcrow Jewelry,Ceramics and Antiques

After retiring from teaching school I began to recreate my first working career as a jeweler. I love working in metal and stones.
Asked to describe me as an artist I would reply Maker, learner, curious, teacher, giver, explorer of eclectic and esoteric realms, talisman maker. Metal beater. Transformer. That last word seems the most important, to transform materials into objects of curiosity.
I now work in ceramics as much as jewelry and love to share the vintage finds with other artists and creators.
The antique items which are the bulk of my offerings are found in Germany. They are excavated from the disposal site of now defunct potteries that made dolls in the 18th and 19th centuries. Almost all have flaws and are often still covered with some of the dirt they were buried in. They are mostly porcelain. I often make molds from the originals. I then reproduce them and add new and sometimes surprising elements to the original forms.
My preferred ceramic material is Raku
RAKU is a very unpredictable medium and is affected by many variables. The effects achieved with RAKU glazes may not always be the same. Even after you have done RAKU for a long time you will see that it is almost impossible to have complete control over the result or consistent glaze effect if you are using the glaze from the same jar. However, this is a spontaneous technique and all the varied effects are usually acceptable. Tong marks and other marks from reduction material is considered a characteristic of RAKU, not a defect.

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  • Harry W Wood

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Artist, Buyer, Photographer, Ceramicist

    My education was in fine art and photography with an emphasis in 3d and ceramics. I worked as a jeweler, photo studio and lab services and finally as a school teacher. I am retired to the studio where I create everyday.

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