Ceramic tile , dishes , and ornaments for home and garden are designed and created in my shop in Eugene ,Oregon . Each tile is signed "Heartseed " , my original business name , and a loop of high temperature wire is embedded in the back for hanging. Each piece is unique, hand made by me with care.
I work with low fire clay and cone 6 stoneware and porcelain clays .
The stoneware clay is slab rolled, cut out with templates and textured with found objects or stamps I have made from wood, plaster, and clay. After slow drying the tiles are bisque fired and glaze fired to 2232 degrees F ( cone 6) .
The low fire clay is slab rolled and cut out with templates. Details are carved in with a pen when the clay dries to leather hard ( firm but not dry ) . Tiles are bisque fired and glazed with bright commercial glazes and fired to 1945 degrees F (cone 04 ) .
The ornaments, earrings and magnets are press molded from my original designs and molds I make . Each is glazed ,fired and finished with quality findings .
The little cat dishes are pinch formed from colored porcelain and have a clear food safe glaze .
I have played in the clay for over 25 years and always designing new items.
My exploration this year is small impressed porcelain dishes.
Pieces are well packed in recycled materials for shipping .
*Prices of smaller items have been adjusted so I can flat rate shipping .
A list of art and craft shows I do may be found on my website www.catfishcorner.com
I am a member Oregon Potters Assoc.(OPA) , Local Clay, Salem (OR) and Eugene (OR) Saturday Markets
My daughters and my friends have Etsy shops also :
sandylicious.etsy.com...custom and ready-made braided horsehair jewelry and bead earrings
goldensilver.etsy.com ..custom made fun silver rings and jewelry
touchthesky.etsy.com...hand made papers,books and journals, woven scarves and hand spun yarns