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GiselleNo5

Member Since 25 Apr 2015
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Throwing tomorrow for the first time in months. I want to make a million things but I'm going to keep it small so I don't overdo it. So excited!! Updated 19 Jan · 5 comments
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I work with commercial clay and glazes fired to ^5 in an electric kiln. I add texture to every piece I make in some way, whether it's carving, slip trailing, sculpting, or sgraffito. I also love the contrast of bare clay and glossy glaze, earth tones and vibrant color. 

I became hooked on clay in January of 2012 when visiting a friend's studio. At the time I was not in a position financially to take up such an expensive pastime. Also my son was only two years old. I started selling handmade bisque stamps on Etsy so I could still work with clay in a small way. A box of clay would make hundreds of stamps and it cost very little. I would make other clay projects whenever I could but I kept telling myself that I didn't *really* want to set up a pottery studio.

This continued until summer of 2014 when I went to buy a small kiln just right for my stamps, beads, and other small items. The seller *gave* me a full-sized Cress kiln just to get it out of her garage. In October of that year my dad bought a Shimpo Whisper but did not have a space cleared for it in his own studio, so he set it up in my garage.

Now I have a working studio space in my garage; I can throw almost anything I want; I have scaled back my stamp business almost to nothing in favor of pottery; and I spend most of my time that I'm not in the studio daydreaming about what I want to make next.

I've recently set up a website: GiselleNo5Ceramics.com

My shop on Etsy where I sell my pottery and stamps is GiselleNo5.etsy.com

 

I can be found on Instagram (where I post daily photos and videos of my finished work and process) and Facebook as GiselleNo5Ceramics and Pinterest as GiselleNo5. 


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