triciaree

Functional Ceramics crafted from Found Objects

California, United States · 69 Sales

triciaree

Functional Ceramics crafted from Found Objects

California, United States 69 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(19)

Announcement   Here you'll find.... ordinary elements touched by tenacious human hands, transformed by fire, and re-birthed into beauty.

All items are handmade from beginning to end and kiln-fired to cone 10 (2350°F). Everything here is food-, oven-, microwave-, and dishwasher-safe (if they survived the kiln, your oven won't even make them flinch).

All items will ship between 1 and 3 days of ordering. Shipping includes insurance and is wrapped and packed to ensure safety for each item. If you need expedited shipping please contact me for an estimate before purchasing your item.

Please be aware of all shop policies before your purchase. You can find them here: https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/triciaree/policies

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Visit my website: triciaree.com
Follow me on Instagram and Twitter: @triciareeartist
Find me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TriciaReeCeramics

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 10, 2016

Here you'll find.... ordinary elements touched by tenacious human hands, transformed by fire, and re-birthed into beauty.

All items are handmade from beginning to end and kiln-fired to cone 10 (2350°F). Everything here is food-, oven-, microwave-, and dishwasher-safe (if they survived the kiln, your oven won't even make them flinch).

All items will ship between 1 and 3 days of ordering. Shipping includes insurance and is wrapped and packed to ensure safety for each item. If you need expedited shipping please contact me for an estimate before purchasing your item.

Please be aware of all shop policies before your purchase. You can find them here: https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/triciaree/policies

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Visit my website: triciaree.com
Follow me on Instagram and Twitter: @triciareeartist
Find me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TriciaReeCeramics

Tricia McGuigan

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Tricia McGuigan

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(19)
Geansebuemchen

Geansebuemchen on May 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Einmalig schön. Farbverläufe sind wunderschön und das Eichhörnchen oben drauf macht die Butterdose perfekt. Schneller versand. Sehr netter Kontakt. Bin sehr zufrieden.

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ecoan

ecoan on Mar 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My milk bottle is adorable!! Arrived super fast and safely wrapped. Thanks!!

Betty Cooper

Betty Cooper on Apr 29, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I asked for this as a special order, so I waited a while for delivery. It was worth the wait. The craftsmanship in this piece is exceptional. The bird handle is charming, and also easy to grip.

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About

My Story

When I think about art, and my life as an artist, it is hard to discern how this even happened. It’s as if strands combined without my knowing, and formed a cord that caught me and pulled me along this path. A Christmas box of pastels given to me by an aunt that enchanted me. An art award in elementary school that made everyone happy. The peacefulness of the potter’s wheel in high school. The touchstone of the solitary paintbrush in the pencil drawer through the years when art was not allowed. Everyone has their story. Somehow when the story got dark, I just kept on going.

When I became a single mom, I found the thread again. Art was something I could do while raising a son and a daughter. It is the one place where I always feel at home. By then, I had pieced together a wheel and a kiln. I had the start of a studio, in the back of our lot. A class at CSULB lead me to Otis College of Art, where Ralph Bacerra became a mentor and advocate. So many doors open, so many obstacles come. I’ve often though that I am more tenacious than talented. I know that I see the world in a unique and particular way, yet I wonder that creativity is more a function of hard work. By now, I’ve kept on going until art/artist are no longer distinguishable to me. It’s who I am and what I do.

I have had a bit of envy from time to time, when I hear or read other artist’s stories. They usually have been to and received inspiration from many great places. Famous schools, noteworthy residencies, enviable opportunities and travel.... I was tied to here. Finally, it dawned on me what an amazing series of gifts it has been that the story of my life and art came to me. Right here.

Literally. Physically. I make a good deal of my art from what has come to me. These molds were made by objects handed down to me. Those molds are made from my children’s toys. Those others are made from trash that washed up on the beach a half block from my house. Still others are made from the detritus of yard sales near my home. I make this functional work from that which has largely been cast off. I also love that my chosen medium, clay (even porcelain), is just dirt. It’s all ordinary elements touched by tenacious human hands, transformed by fire, and re-birthed into beauty which goes back into the world.

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Shop policies

Last updated on April 13, 2016
Welcome!

Each of my pieces is individually hand built from molds created from found objects. These objects range from heirlooms handed down from both of my grandmothers to items usually discarded in the trash or found washed up on the beach.

Everything in my shop is cast using porcelain and fired to 2300 degrees Fahrenheit. This type of intense reduction firing causes the glaze to transform in color and depth. These changes are most pronounced on the edges, adding interest to the form of each piece. This means that each piece is one of a kind and the variations seen in color and texture are all a part of the item's story.

All items are food-, oven-, microwave-, and dishwasher-safe (if they survived the kiln, your oven won't even make them flinch).

I hope these pieces bring as much joy to your home as they do to mine!

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Visit my website: triciaree.com
Follow me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/triciareeartist
Find me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TriciaReeCeramics

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept both paypal and direct checkout, which means that I also accept etsy gift cards!

Sales Tax:
Items purchased within the state of California are subject to a state sales tax that will automatically be applied to your order during checkout.

Cancellation Policy:
If you need to cancel an order please contact me immediately, cancellations are not available for items that have already shipped.
Shipping
Shipping methods:
All items will ship priority mail with insurance, which ensures a lower shipping cost and the safe arrival of your item.

If you need to guarantee expedited shipping, please ask for a quote before you purchase the item.

The total shipping price includes shipping, handling, and insurance.

Shipments usually go out within 1-3 business days after purchase. If for some reason I am unable to ship that quickly, I will contact you directly to update you on the shipment of your item.

International Shipping:
We are happy to ship internationally but are unable to offer expedited shipping. All international shipments will be shipped via US Post Office.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds are not available unless the item is damaged or lost.

All items are listed with their approximate dimensions and are pieces that cannot be completely captured in a photograph. Be sure to read the description so that you get an accurate sense of each item.

If an item is damaged in shipping, please contact me so that I can claim the damage with USPS or FedEx.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am working on streamlining my molds so that my items will soon be available for wholesale.

If you are interested in featuring my items in a gallery feel free to contact me so we can work out the details.

And of course, if you have any questions I am available to answer anything! (Assuming I know the answer!)