tashamckelvey

Tasha McKelvey - handmade clay goodness

Virginia, United States · 2098 Sales

tashamckelvey

Tasha McKelvey - handmade clay goodness

Virginia, United States 2098 Sales On Etsy since 2006

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(935)

Announcement   Custom Order Items available now, In-Stock Items will return soon!

Handmade Small-Scale Pottery featuring birds, hedgehogs, foxes and more, in addition to Tasha's Line of Ceramic Jewelry.

All items are handmade in Tasha's studio in Richmond, Virginia.

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Last updated on Mar 13, 2016

Custom Order Items available now, In-Stock Items will return soon!

Handmade Small-Scale Pottery featuring birds, hedgehogs, foxes and more, in addition to Tasha's Line of Ceramic Jewelry.

All items are handmade in Tasha's studio in Richmond, Virginia.

Tasha McKelvey

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5 out of 5 stars
(935)
patjeffers2002

patjeffers2002 on Jul 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This ornament is amazing. I love the personalization and I love this artist's work. I highly recommend her. Everything is fabulous!

patjeffers2002

patjeffers2002 on Jul 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My daughter's friend is a friend of this artist. Several years ago she gave me one of these gnomes on a stick to be used in a planter. That gnome is still one of my favorite things. So, I decided that I had to have an inside gnome, too. He is too adorable. I highly recommend this artist.

patjeffers2002

patjeffers2002 on Jul 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Oh, my goodness. This Santa is just adorable! Like all this artist's work, he is very creative and beautifully made. I highly recommend her work.

patjeffers2002

patjeffers2002 on Jul 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

First, the gingerbread man--I wanted a glazed one and Tasha said, "of course." He is just as cute as can be. Second, the ginkgo leaf--I saw the necklace ones, and asked if she could make an ornament sized one and Tasha said, "of course." It is very beautiful. I am going to order more. I highly recommend this artist. Her work is fabulous!

patjeffers2002

patjeffers2002 on Jul 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is so precious. I love the expression on his face, as well as the coloring. This artist's work is amazing and I highly recommend her!

patjeffers2002

patjeffers2002 on Jul 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Oh, so precious. My granddaughter attended Little Lambs preschool and this will remind her of her first school! Tasha's work is fabulous.

patjeffers2002

patjeffers2002 on Jul 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These stockings are just perfect. I plan to use them on my little tree filled with tiny teacups, teapots, tureens, mugs, and other china pieces. They are adorable!

patjeffers2002

patjeffers2002 on Jul 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely adorable! This hedgehog is a wonderful addition to my fall tree.

Martha L

Martha L on Jul 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This makes a thoughtful, personalized addition to a wedding shower gift. It is a unique and beautiful keepsake. Love it!

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Updates

A few more tiny houses available in the shop now (with teensy birds).

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So excited to share the first of these tiny houses!

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Slowly updating my custom order listings to better represent my full line of work.

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About

Handmade Clay Goodness

Business Story
I started my pottery business during my senior year of college in 2000. My professional work went through several incarnations: from utilitarian kitchenware to sculptural ceramic boxes geared towards gallery settings. I opened an Etsy shop in early 2006. Soon after, selling online instead of primarily at Art & Craft Shows reshaped the type of ceramic work I was creating. I started working on smaller, easier-to-ship pottery. It wasn't long before I was making porcelain jewelry and my signature line of small-scale bird pottery. My current work is easier to market to wholesale customers, as well as online shoppers. My work is now sold across the globe.

Artist Statement
My clay work is intended to be useful - this is art that is meant to be touched. In the past everything we used in the home was made by hand. Today our homes are filled with stuff stamped out by machines. When we seek out handmade art we make our surroundings a little more human.

I throw on the potter's wheel or use slabs of clay to hand-build my clay forms - then I add that little something extra. Right now I am making lots of pottery inspired by the gardens & forests of my childhood. I also have a complimentary line of handmade ceramic jewelry featuring flowers, leaves & birds.

Why I’m an Artist
I’ve always been a maker. From a very young age I knew I wanted to be an artist. Drawing, painting, crafts & creative play were second nature for me - unlike most early school work due to my dyslexia. I was blessed with family and teachers who actively encouraged me to focus on my strengths, even while I struggled in other areas. My difficulty in school was great training for being a professional artist. Being an artist is labor of love that can be filled with challenges, yet the good definitely makes up for the bad. You just can’t give up.

Eco-Conscious Business
I believe in making sustainable choices for my business and my life. I’m always striving to decrease my business’s environmental impact - from moving my studio to my house and buying from local suppliers to cut down on fuel usage to hand recycling my clay. My gift packaging and shipping materials are made from recycled or re-purposed materials. Whenever possible I purchase re-purposed, recycled and/or recyclable supplies for my studio and office. My business is committed to continuing the promotion of handmade & sustainable business practices.

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