Start your Search for Ceramic, Stoneware, and Porcelain Jewelry Components Here.
You can quickly peruse a wide variety of artists, see a sample of their work and go directly to their website or ETSY shop so you can BUY DIRECT FROM THE ARTIST
Help spread the word so more people can find all these great artists. Click the Google+1
button to recommend a page on Google. There are social media share
buttons on all of the tutorial pages as well as Pinterest
As a cooperative Ceramic Bead Artists is devoted to the promotion of ceramic beads as an art form. You will find some of the most innovative, unusual, and beautiful art beads right here. Make this your source for unique Jewelry components. Hand made beads are our passion. You always get a better deal from the artist plus you are helping them to continue the art. Click on the thumbnails in the slideshow and on the Artists page to find out more about each artist.
Many of our artists have Etsy shops so we have expanded the scope of Ceramic Bead Artists to include an Etsy team. Click on the -> Etsy shops
link here or on the Artists page for a page with only members with Etsy shops.
Find great places for inspiration, shopping for supplies and tools that have been shared by our artists. Find that hard to find supply or tips for that new technique that you have been wanting to do. Find Inspirational websites with great photos or exciting designs. What will our artists share with you? What are their favorite places?
Check Our Tutorials
You can see how our artists do what they do. Also how to incorporate these lovely jewelry making beads into your own jewelry projects for unique jewelry. Get some inspiration learn a new technique. Gain an understanding of the hard work that goes into these tiny works of art.
is a broad term that encompasses all forms of fired clay products. The most common type of ceramic bodies that are used are:
- Earthenware is the type of ceramic body that is generally referred to as ceramic. It is a porus body that is usually glazed to achieve durability and beautiful colors and designs. It is a 'low fire' body generally fired to temperatures less than 2000 F.
- Porcelain which is a strong vitreous body that is usually transluscent when fired. It is considered a 'high fire' body generally being fired to 2300 F (1200 C) or higher temperatures.
- Stoneware is a strong body frequently used for ovenware. It is opaque and also a 'high fire' body. These comprise the most commonly used clay bodies.
Our Featured Artist Is
Porcelain buttons and pendants
I have been in love with clay since silly putty! Through all my life clay has always inspired me to develop a new love for it. From functional pottery, Raku, decal transfers, tiles, architecture ceramics to small work of porcelain beads. Clay always surprises me with new experiences.
I have my BA degree in Ceramics from the University of Central Florida and have recently become a Florida certified Art Teacher. I Teach in Volusia County Florida and am the featured Potter at the Pioneer Center for the Creative Arts in Barberville Fl.
Awards, Recognition, Articles:
I was on the cover of the Local section of the Daytona News-Journal. Throwing for
Send Email to:
Sheila Lapointe's Website
Help spread the word add the Ceramic Bead Artists widget to your blog