LittleTailCeramics

whimsical, irreverent animals and more...

Salem, Oregon | 148 Sales

LittleTailCeramics

whimsical, irreverent animals and more...

Salem, Oregon 148 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(41)

Announcement   *Formerly Wocasek Creative Arts*

The last day to ship USPS Priority Mail is December 20 to get your item by Christmas.

Thank you for visiting my Etsy shop! All items are made by me and my partner right here in Salem, Oregon.

Check out my event page for a list of local shows in the PNW for 2018: https://wocasekcreativearts.patternbyetsy.com/events

We will also refund your money if you are not 100% satisfied!

I hand build my sculptures using slabs of clay and hand sculpting techniques and then glaze before both firing stages. I brush on my glazes rather than dipping them, and use several brush strokes of several different glazes to get the finish and layers that you see. My sculptures are unique works of art and an exceptional value. My drawer pulls are one of a kind, competitively priced, and similar to what you'd find at higher end home goods stores.

My painted pieces are constructed by my partner Mike or found re-purposed wood, and painted by me with a similar process involving layered paint, sanding, distressing and hand painted details. Most of my stencils are hand made by me from my own art or images that I love.

My work comes form my personal experiences, intuitive sense of design and perspective.

We also sell at several art shows and markets throughout the year in Oregon, Washington and Northern California. My sculptures can also be found at Marilyn Affolter Fine art in McMinnville, OR, Sidestreet Gallery in Portland, OR and my jewelry holders, knobs and other items at Willamina Merchants in Willamina, OR.

Thank you for supporting my work!

Copyright 2016 Elizabeth Wocasek

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 1, 2018

*Formerly Wocasek Creative Arts*

The last day to ship USPS Priority Mail is December 20 to get your item by Christmas.

Thank you for visiting my Etsy shop! All items are made by me and my partner right here in Salem, Oregon.

Check out my event page for a list of local shows in the PNW for 2018: https://wocasekcreativearts.patternbyetsy.com/events

We will also refund your money if you are not 100% satisfied!

I hand build my sculptures using slabs of clay and hand sculpting techniques and then glaze before both firing stages. I brush on my glazes rather than dipping them, and use several brush strokes of several different glazes to get the finish and layers that you see. My sculptures are unique works of art and an exceptional value. My drawer pulls are one of a kind, competitively priced, and similar to what you'd find at higher end home goods stores.

My painted pieces are constructed by my partner Mike or found re-purposed wood, and painted by me with a similar process involving layered paint, sanding, distressing and hand painted details. Most of my stencils are hand made by me from my own art or images that I love.

My work comes form my personal experiences, intuitive sense of design and perspective.

We also sell at several art shows and markets throughout the year in Oregon, Washington and Northern California. My sculptures can also be found at Marilyn Affolter Fine art in McMinnville, OR, Sidestreet Gallery in Portland, OR and my jewelry holders, knobs and other items at Willamina Merchants in Willamina, OR.

Thank you for supporting my work!

Copyright 2016 Elizabeth Wocasek

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About

Artist Statement

Hi! I've been a working artist for 16 years. When I was 31 years old, I went through a , personal crisis and transformation resulting in an intense desire to make art. Although I take part time jobs here and there, I spend the majority of my time in the studio, working towards the next show. My expressive work is the result of my intuition, love of color, form, nature and the animal world. Everything I do, from jewelry holders, to every ceramic piece, has layers of color, which is how I see the world, both internal and external.
I own two kilns and a potters wheel and I am fortunate to have a home studio here in Salem Oregon where I live with my partner, Mike and our four cats. Mike is also a skilled tradesman and currently he makes most of the wood pieces for the jewelry holders in my shop.
Lately, I've been making my own stencils and using them in conjunction with my painting style on the jewelry holders with my hand made drawer pulls attached. Aside from the mesh and metal that I buy for the holders, everything is made here in our studio. I use quality paint, prime surfaces that need it and everything is constructed to last, which is hard to find in the commercial market these days.
I also continue to construct animals for the home and garden and although I make many of the same items (such as cats, crows and badgers) each is individually sculpted and unique. All of my pieces are fired twice and I apply glaze before each firing so the end result is often a layer of underglaze, iron oxide, more underglaze and a cone six glaze on top of that.
I sell my work here on Etsy, at local fine art fairs and am featured in Little Relics in Sacramento.

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Shop members

  • Elizabeth Wocasek

    Owner, Artist

  • Mike Murphy

    Assistant

    Mike builds all of the wood items in my shop with precision and utmost attention to detail. He sands each piece, makes sure all surfaces match and cuts sturdy key-hole slots in the back of our hangers. He is extraordinary.

  • Martin

    Assistant

    The spirit of Martin, the incredible fetch cat who left us too soon, permeates all of my work. He died of FIP when he was just 4.

  • Bethesda the great

    Assistant

    The best little pistol that ever was. Bethesda grew up helping me in my studio and died in my arms at the age of 15- which was still too soon. Her constant love and independent spirit will always inspire my work.

  • Louis

    Assistant

    Louis is the most affectionate and loving creature. His huge eyes and adorable snark influence my kitty sculptures.

  • Finn

    Assistant

    The newest member of my family of furry muses, Finn reminds me that irreverence and cuteness go hand in hand when you ping pong through life.

Production partners

  • Mike Murphy

    Salem, OR

    Mike is my life and and art partner. When not working on his own art, he makes wood frames and hanger plaques for me.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 24, 2018
Welcome. I appreciate your interest in my art. All of my pieces are hand made and painted by me in my home studio in Salem, Oregon. I use nontoxic commercial glazes on my sculptures and pottery and fire to cone 6 in my electric kiln. I'll respond promptly to inquiries and welcome questions and comments.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Refunds are accepted, including shipping, if the item arrives damaged, all I ask is for a picture of the broken item. My pieces are not very fragile and are packaged with care. Items with feet are double boxed.

If you are unhappy with your piece, please notify me within 7 days for a refund. I will not process a refund before I receive the item.
Payment
Payment is expected at the time that you place the order. Unless other arrangements have been made, orders not paid for will be cancelled after 7 days.

I accept payments made through pay pal and credit card. Please note that I will not ship an item until payment has been completed.

I also accept checks but cannot send an item until the check has cleared.

California residents must pay state sales tax.

I use automatically calculated shipping whenever possible. I combine shipping when possible and refund overcharges of $1 or more.


You may cancel your order if it has not already gone out for a prompt refund.
Shipping
Artwork is shipped to the address you have on file unless specified otherwise. It usually takes about a week to receive your item. All items will arrive in a sturdy box with lots of bubble wrap and paper to cushion it during shipment. Feel free to convo me if you have special shipping requests.
The cost of shipping includes what it cost me for packing material and what USPS charges me, to deliver to you door. Packing material includes bubble wrap, paper, packing tape, and quality cardboard boxes. I make every attempt to re-use and recycle materials.
Additional policies and FAQs
All items are created by hand by me in my home studio. Custom orders take about 2 weeks to complete and shipping takes another week or so and I ask for 20% deposit that is not refundable. ** Please know that I have made considerable effort to portray the color and definition of my pieces, however computer monitors vary in how they display colors and what looks accurate here, may not look the same on other computers.