PiscesCeramics

Ceramic Fish Wall Hangings since 2006

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Announcement    Hello, welcome to my shop. I've been creating ceramic fish since 2006 and I'm so grateful to share them with you. Thanks for visiting and please contact me with any questions.

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Last updated on Nov 2, 2021

Hello, welcome to my shop. I've been creating ceramic fish since 2006 and I'm so grateful to share them with you. Thanks for visiting and please contact me with any questions.

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Sales 2,210
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Bob Brocken FIsh Maker

I've been making ceramic fish for about 15 years. I was working in the corporate world and was burning out, so I started working for a friends' family ceramic tile business. I loved working with clay and the forms. They made relief tiles and also ceramic fish and I was enamored with the process so I began making forms on my own.

I cast real fish in plaster to make a template and press clay in. Then, I take the clay form out and trim it and add details like, gills, fins, eyes, teeth and some surface texture. After the clay dries completely, I bisque fire it in an electric kiln to completely dry out and harden the form.

Then the fun starts and I brush on the glazes in layers to give the fish a sometimes realistic and more often , "Artistic" appearance after it is fired in the kiln a second time to melt the glazes.

I was always fascinated with fish and as a child made frequent visits to the Shedd Aquarium from our suburban Chicago home. I would take the "L" downtown with my family and I could name virtually every fish in the place. Now, I still love learning about the different species of fish and also about ceramics and the endless variables involved with clay, glaze, firings...

I have a studio in Northeast Minneapolisl, MN which is a fun and vibrant arts community.

I currently have over 100 forms and am always adding more. If you have any questions, please contact me.

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