Sangria in a pitcher that smiles back. This I want. Buy it before I do and you can look forward to a summer full of outdoor parties and deliciously served beverages. By lawatson.
Ceramic Function By Chrys: This porcelian cup was thrown on my potters wheel and then adorned with feet and tiny nubbies!! Organic and ergonomic the cup is comfortable to hold as it fits in the hand like a glove. The tiny nubbies make it fun to fondle too!
The spectrum of color is amazing from deep lavender purples to several shades of blue! The inside is lined in a soft pink that complements the lavenders perfectly.
SheaClay high fired stoneware pottery includes dinnerware, bowls, platters, mugs, decorative ware and more- thrown and altered, stamped, carved and finished with lead free glazes, suitable for oven, dishwasher and microwave.
I strive to create joy in the simplest thing, like really good coffee in a really great cup. It’s that warm moment of appreciation, like when you are struck by the beauty of your surroundings, or when you receive kindness from a stranger, that I try to capture in my work. My pursuits include a balanced overall form with a sense of movement.
I try to create lots of edges and hard lines through carving, stamping, throwing marks- many places for glaze to break, change direction and create more color. I like warm, muted tones that provide a natural background for food and celebration, a form which invites you to pick it up and use it, and good function for service, which enhances the beauty of the form and realizes my initial goal for creating it.
Judy Frederick is a potter who started out in a field that couldn’t possibly be more different than shaping clay by hand: computer science. As a computer programmer and systems analyst, she enjoyed a profession that was challenging and rewarding in its own way, but still left her wanting more.
In 1998, Judy started experimenting with clay as a way to express her more creative side, the side that got little attention while she was immersed in the high-tech world. Her first efforts in clay were hand-built, and were focused on figurative forms.
Wanting to explore more of her creative side, Judy took classes in all of the studio arts, including painting, drawing, sculpture, and ceramics. She enjoyed working with all the different types of media, but was continually drawn to three-dimensional work, particularly ceramics.
As her work progressed and matured, she was led to create functional, utilitarian pieces that could serve people in their every day lives. She found that focusing on the functional did not hinder her creativity at all; the clay would still speak to her, telling her what it should become, whether a teapot, a flower vase, or a serving plate.
Not all of Judy’s work is purely utilitarian. Some of it is just for fun, including jewelry, holiday and seasonal ornaments, piggy banks, and decorative vases and other vessels.
Her style and technique continues to evolve, as she is always experimenting with new decorative glazes and new shapes, including surface decorations like cut outs, relief, ceramic applique, and creative handles.
All of Judy’s work is one-of-a-kind and completely handcrafted from a lump of clay. She only uses lead free and food safe glazes, and all of her work is oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe. She can even do work in custom sizes and colors, just contact her for details.
Modern Functional Pottery For Your Home
Symmetrical Pottery,Tile & Ceramic Jewelry by Angi Pogue-Reed & her husband Scott. Handmade Pottery Makes A Great Gift. We Can Ship Direct To Your Family & Friends And Include A Personalized Card From You.
Seen in Bobby Deen’s Cookbook, Modern Dog, Stitch, VM Dog, & City Dog Magazines. Our pottery is either wheel thrown or hand built.