Hand thrown on the wheel or rolled using a slab roller. All the procelain is bisque fired at 1800 degrees. Then sanded, waxed, and base glazed, using a clear glaze. The painting is done as an overglaze, using mostly manufactured ceramic stains, mixed only in water, then painted on the surface of the clear glaze. The ware is then fired a second time to around 2200 degrees Fahrenheit.
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One-of-a-kind pieces. Watering cans have become Jean's signature pieces for the porcelain line as the Green Men are in the terra cotta line.
"In the Garden"
(left to right) Vase 8", Plate 16", Large Shallow Bowl
Spoon Hold 4"
Thrown forms that resemble gourds, melons, blue morning glory, open violet crocus, orange poppies and other flowers. Slabbed forms that are textured and carved to resemble nature's variety of leaves.
Hand thrown finial garden stakes. Carved with blue or turquoise iridescent glaze or brightly painted in garden related themes. All come with either a 3' or 4' section of rebar. Approx. size each 4" x 4" x 10".
Colorful handmade switchplates for every room. Each piece is handcut, edged and painted. Standard shapes are available in 13 patterns. Suns and moons are available in single and double. Fish are available in single, double and triple. All complete with nylon screws.