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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
Ceramic Beads, Pendants, Jewelry & Ornaments
I've always enjoyed all types of arts and crafts, but started experimenting with clay when a good friend gave me a pair of porcelain earrings and she suggested that may be a nice small business for me. It took some time, but I eventually began creating my own distinctive necklaces, earrings and pins. My designs are inspired by nature's beauty; the changing seasons, mountains, dragonflies, the ocean, autumn leaves, and snowflakes to name a few themes.
I used only earthenware for years, but I've recently fallen in love with the look of high fire stoneware and porcelain, and have been making more pendants, beads and components for other jewelry artists to encorporate in their finished pieces. Ornaments are another favorite I usually create around the holidays. I can’t decide what's more exciting, playing with clay, or bringing my pieces to life with glazes.
I've been a member of the Wolfeboro League of New Hampshire Craftsmen since 1996. I'm an ongoing student of potter and naturalist Sally Cornwell, learning sculpture, hand building and throwing techniques. Every summer I manage the pottery program at Merrowvista Education Center where I train the summer pottery staff and fire the kiln for all of the camper’s clay creations.
The largest selection of my work is available in my Etsy shop, and now two New Hampshire shops carry my beads and pendants: All Beads Considered in Exeter, and The Guest House, A Creative Studio in Meredith.
Awards, Recognition, Articles:
One of my porcelain pendants and a pair of my stoneware earrings were publihsed in the fall 2012 Jewelry Stringing magazine.
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