Custom Pottery and Ceramic Sculpture

The name of my business is “Custom Wood Carvings & More” because I offer “more” than just wood carvings. I offer custom ceramics – functional/ utilitarian and non-functional/ sculptural… I thought it would be fun to showcase some of my pottery/ ceramic sculpture. I’ve been teaching pottery and sculpture for 12 years, requiring hundreds of demos on the potter’s wheel. Here is a sampling of some of those demos. If you are interested in having something made, or in a pottery lesson, simply visit my official website, www.customwoodcarvings.com and click the “contact” link to get in touch.

High Fired, stained and glazed. All the stones are glazed. This piece is inspired by the labor that went into rebuilding the wall around jerusalem and re-establishing the thriving community within it’s walls under the leadership of Nehemiah. The account of this story is in the book of Nehemiah in the Old Testament. As a local Christian Community, we identify with their labor and vision as a committed group of people under the Lordship of Yahweh. Nehemiah encouraged his people saying “Remember the Lord who is mighty and awesome”!

High fired, modified wheel thrown pitcher.

Low fire, slab constructed pitcher.

High fired, modified wheel thrown piece with a flat back and holes for hanging.

Wheel thrown piece made from two different colored clays to get the swirled, marbled look. (Sorry about the dirty rim, I scrubbed and scrubbed to no avail.)

This piece is called “brotherhood”, celebrating the bond and true covenanted, committed relationships between brothers and sisters in authentic Christian community.

This piece was an experiment with the mold and casting process. I love the combination of visual rhythm, texture and contrast. All it needs now is a nice frame.

High fire wheel thrown with wax resist technique to get line design.

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God bless you richly. Thanks for looking.

Kris

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