A Colorful Life
A Colorful Life
A Colorful Life

 

A Colorful Life Lidded Vessel ©

 Bands of color on shoulder Slips of Blue, Teal, Gold and Washed Terracota, Black wash.
A beautifully earthy vessel that is a must to hold. Organic. Tactile. Real.

• Free shipping – includes handling, double-walled 270# box with secure packaging, insurance, and ground shipment fees.
• About the process:

Each piece is a one-of-a-kind wheel-thrown clay creation. After being shaped on the potter’s wheel, the piece is allowed to semi-dry to what is called the leather-hard stage. Once it reaches this “half dry” state the piece is able to be shaped, carved and textured. Once completely dry – or ‘bone dry’ it is placed in an electric kiln for a ‘bisque firing’ which takes many, many hours reaching a temp of approximately 1800 degrees. After the piece has completed this bisque process, it is cooled, stained with oxides or stains, burnished if necessary, and glazed. The final process of high firing at a temp of approximately 2200 degrees transforms the piece from a ‘bisque’ to a ‘stoneware’.

 

$389.00 Add to cart
Elegant sophisticated yarn bowl
A Few Leaves and Yarn
A Few Leaves and Yarn

A Few Leaves and Yarn ©

Knitters are savvy people. They embrace art and the creative process. Thus, I challenged myself to come up with a sophisticated bowl that brings beauty as well as function.
Of course, being the nature lover that I am….it had to have leaves.
Enjoy for yourself – or give to that someone who makes YOU beautifully knit art! They will love you for it!

• Free shipping – includes handling, packaging, insurance, and ground shipment fees.

• About the process:

Each piece is a one-of-a-kind wheel-thrown clay creation. After being shaped on the potter’s wheel, the piece is allowed to semi-dry to what is called the leather-hard stage.
Once it reaches this “half dry” state the piece is able to be shaped, carved and textured. Once completely dry – or ‘bone dry’ it is placed in an electric kiln for a ‘bisque firing’ which takes many, many hours reaching a temp of approximately 1800 degrees. After the piece has completed this bisque process, it is cooled, stained with oxides or stains, burnished if necessary, and glazed. The final process of high firing at a temp of approximately 2200 degrees transforms the piece from a ‘bisque’ to a ‘stoneware’. It is now more durable, able to hold water, and is food safe if ‘glazed’ on the interior for food use.

Because each vessel is an original and is impossible to duplicated, we package very carefully for shipment.
Each piece is either wrapped with expandable foam or is carefully placed among air bags and peanuts – whichever is most appropriate for the size and structure.
For your piece of mind, we insure every piece we ship.

 

$75.00 Add to cart
A Walk on the Beach
A Walk on the Beach
A Walk on the Beach

A Walk on the Beach ©

A moonlit walk along the coast–kelp was everywhere on the beach. How mesmerizing nature is! I took home a piece and studied it, and as in all of nature, was influenced by its beauty and its design.
Inside of this vessel, at the neck, is a leather gallery. This ensures a good fit with this style lid. As this vessel is a great example of how a ‘vase’ can be used to hold nature–while you are living with exuberance, or filling it with memories inside–as a lidded vessel. Later, it can be specified to hold your ashes when you pass, if you so choose.

Note: This piece is designed to be free standing without a lid if you so choose. However because of the way the rim was created, and the finite fit of the lid – after firing, there is a matching leather ‘gallery’ that was attached for when using as a lidded and secure vessel.

• Free shipping – includes handling, double-walled 270# box with secure packaging, insurance, and ground shipment fees.
• About the process:

Each piece is a one-of-a-kind wheel-thrown clay creation. After being shaped on the potter’s wheel, the piece is allowed to semi-dry to what is called the leather-hard stage. Once it reaches this “half dry” state the piece is able to be shaped, carved and textured. Once completely dry – or ‘bone dry’ it is placed in an electric kiln for a ‘bisque firing’ which takes many, many hours reaching a temp of approximately 1800 degrees. After the piece has completed this bisque process, it is cooled, stained with oxides or stains, burnished if necessary, and glazed. The final process of high firing at a temp of approximately 2200 degrees transforms the piece from a ‘bisque’ to a ‘stoneware’.

 

$398.00 Add to cart
Sculptural bowl with carved feet (four) and sculptural carving up the sides. Reddish brown stain on outside and rust red glaze on the inside
Blooming
Blooming

Blooming ©

An artistic impression of buds and leaves makes this rustic yet contemporary bowl a piece that stands alone, or is passed at a table with family and friends.

• Free shipping – includes handling, packaging, insurance, and ground shipment fees.

• About the process:

Each piece is a one-of-a-kind wheel-thrown clay creation. After being shaped on the potter’s wheel, the piece is allowed to semi-dry to what is called the leather-hard stage.
Once it reaches this “half dry” state the piece is able to be shaped, carved and textured. Once completely dry – or ‘bone dry’ it is placed in an electric kiln for a ‘bisque firing’ which takes many, many hours reaching a temp of approximately 1800 degrees. After the piece has completed this bisque process, it is cooled, stained with oxides or stains, burnished if necessary, and glazed. The final process of high firing at a temp of approximately 2200 degrees transforms the piece from a ‘bisque’ to a ‘stoneware’. It is now more durable, able to hold water, and is food safe if ‘glazed’ on the interior for food use.

Because each vessel is an original and is impossible to duplicated, we take great care in packaging each piece for shipment.

Each piece is either wrapped with expandable foam or is carefully placed among air bags and peanuts – whichever is most appropriate for the size and structure.
For your piece of mind, we insure every piece we ship.

 

$195.00 Add to cart
Entwined with Leaves and branches
Embracing
Embracing

Embracing ©.

As creatures of nature, we are surrounded by growth. A comfort.
This vessel has a wreath of vines and leaves around the shoulder of the vessel and at the edge of the lid.
• Free shipping – includes handling, packaging, insurance, and ground shipment fees.

• About the process:

Each piece is a one-of-a-kind wheel-thrown clay creation. After being shaped on the potter’s wheel, the piece is allowed to semi-dry to what is called the leather-hard stage.
Once it reaches this “half dry” state the piece is able to be shaped, carved and textured. Once completely dry – or ‘bone dry’ it is placed in an electric kiln for a ‘bisque firing’ which takes many, many hours reaching a temp of approximately 1800 degrees. After the piece has completed this bisque process, it is cooled, stained with oxides or stains, burnished if necessary, and glazed. The final process of high firing at a temp of approximately 2200 degrees transforms the piece from a ‘bisque’ to a ‘stoneware’. It is now more durable, able to hold water, and is food safe if ‘glazed’ on the interior for food use.

$629.00 Add to cart
Bronze lidded vessel with two feathers artistically carved into the lid.
Feathers Circling
Feathers Circling

Feathers Circling © The Legacy Collection II 2013 ©

Soaring in the heavens. They watch over us.

Included in this vessel is a small cotton pouch, with a small resealable plastic liner inside to place precious items in if they are needing containment.

Custom Order – Allow 3-4 weeks for shipping and delivery.

• Free shipping – includes handling, packaging, insurance, and ground shipment fees.

• Multiples can be ordered. Stock varies, so please provide desired quantity and we will verify how many we have on hand.

• About the process:

Each bronze is initially created as a one-of-a-kind wheel-thrown or hand carved clay creation. Once shaped, the piece is allowed to semi-dry to what is called the leather-hard stage.
After it reaches this “half dry” state the piece is able to be shaped, carved and textured. Once completely dry – or ‘bone dry’ it is placed in an electric kiln for a ‘bisque firing’ which takes many, many hours reaching a temp of approximately 1800 degrees. After the piece has completed this bisque process, it is made into a mold that will be used in the lost wax method of bronze casting.
To learn more about the lost wax bronze casting method, here is the link.

This piece is an original because of the hand casting process, however it is able to be cast into multiple ‘copies’.
We take great care in packaging each piece for shipment.
The bronze is wrapped with organic cotton before being placed into a presentation box.
It is then packaged in a shipping box for delivery.
For your piece of mind, we insure every piece we ship.

 

$289.00 Add to cart
Lidded Jar with floral band
Floral Sash
Floral Sash

Floral Sash ©.

She carries a bundle of fresh cut flowers, dipping her feet into the cool water along the river way.
A painterly band of loose flowers. Blues, greens, peach, and rust imply flowers, leaves, and water.
A rust red glaze applied to lid and washed over surface creates an ‘antiquing’ finish.

• Free shipping – includes handling, packaging, insurance, and ground shipment fees.

• About the process:

Each piece is a one-of-a-kind wheel-thrown clay creation. After being shaped on the potter’s wheel, the piece is allowed to semi-dry to what is called the leather-hard stage.
Once it reaches this “half dry” state the piece is able to be shaped, carved and textured. Once completely dry – or ‘bone dry’ it is placed in an electric kiln for a ‘bisque firing’ which takes many, many hours reaching a temp of approximately 1800 degrees. After the piece has completed this bisque process, it is cooled, stained with oxides or stains, burnished if necessary, and glazed. The final process of high firing at a temp of approximately 2200 degrees transforms the piece from a ‘bisque’ to a ‘stoneware’. It is now more durable, able to hold water, and is food safe if ‘glazed’ on the interior for food use.

$389.00 Add to cart
Bowl for table ware serving
Food for Thought
Food for Thought

Food for Thought ©

A bowl to present the fruits of our labors with those we cherish.
Serving food in pieces hand made – is like none other.

• Free shipping – includes handling, packaging, insurance, and ground shipment fees.

• About the process:

Each piece is a one-of-a-kind wheel-thrown clay creation. After being shaped on the potter’s wheel, the piece is allowed to semi-dry to what is called the leather-hard stage.
Once it reaches this “half dry” state the piece is able to be shaped, carved and textured. Once completely dry – or ‘bone dry’ it is placed in an electric kiln for a ‘bisque firing’ which takes many, many hours reaching a temp of approximately 1800 degrees. After the piece has completed this bisque process, it is cooled, stained with oxides or stains, burnished if necessary, and glazed. The final process of high firing at a temp of approximately 2200 degrees transforms the piece from a ‘bisque’ to a ‘stoneware’. It is now more durable, able to hold water, and is food safe if ‘glazed’ on the interior for food use.

Because each vessel is an original and is impossible to duplicated, we take great care in packaging each piece for shipment.

Each piece is either wrapped with expandable foam or is carefully placed among air bags and peanuts – whichever is most appropriate for the size and structure.
For your piece of mind, we insure every piece we ship.

 

$158.00 Add to cart
Sculptural vessel with leaves wrapping the base
Four Corners
Four Corners

Four Corners ©

We are supported in life – through nature.
This intimate piece has leaves carved into the base to create the feet. It has an organic art nouveau influence.

• Free shipping – includes handling, packaging, insurance, and ground shipment fees.

• About the process:

Each piece is a one-of-a-kind wheel-thrown clay creation. After being shaped on the potter’s wheel, the piece is allowed to semi-dry to what is called the leather-hard stage.
Once it reaches this “half dry” state the piece is able to be shaped, carved and textured. Once completely dry – or ‘bone dry’ it is placed in an electric kiln for a ‘bisque firing’ which takes many, many hours reaching a temp of approximately 1800 degrees. After the piece has completed this bisque process, it is cooled, stained with oxides or stains, burnished if necessary, and glazed. The final process of high firing at a temp of approximately 2200 degrees transforms the piece from a ‘bisque’ to a ‘stoneware’. It is now more durable, able to hold water, and is food safe if ‘glazed’ on the interior for food use.

Because each vessel is an original and is impossible to duplicated, we package very carefully for shipment.
Each piece is either wrapped with expandable foam or is carefully placed among air bags and peanuts – whichever is most appropriate for the size and structure.
For your piece of mind, we insure every piece we ship.

 

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Nature depiction on bronze keepsake
Heron
Heron

Heron © The Legacy Collection 2013 ©

Herons, Egrets, and Cranes, all sublime creatures that remind us of  wisdom, and balance.

• Free shipping – includes handling, packaging, insurance, and ground shipment fees.

• Multiples can be ordered. Stock varies, so please provide desired quantity and we will verify how many we have on hand.

• About the process:

Each bronze is initially created as a one-of-a-kind wheel-thrown or hand carved clay creation. Once shaped, the piece is allowed to semi-dry to what is called the leather-hard stage.
After it reaches this “half dry” state the piece is able to be shaped, carved and textured. Once completely dry – or ‘bone dry’ it is placed in an electric kiln for a ‘bisque firing’ which takes many, many hours reaching a temp of approximately 1800 degrees. After the piece has completed this bisque process, it is made into a mold that will be used in the lost wax method of bronze casting.
To learn more about the lost wax bronze casting method, here is the link.

This piece is an original because of the hand casting process, however it is able to be cast into multiple ‘copies’.
We take great care in packaging each piece for shipment.
The bronze is wrapped with organic cotton before being placed into a presentation box.
It is then packaged in a shipping box for delivery.
For your piece of mind, we insure every piece we ship.

 

$289.00 Add to cart
vase hand carved with sun and leaves
In the Sun
In the Sun

In the Sun ©

The sun radiates so much energy, nurturing life. It’s really quite magnificent!
This piece has three ‘feet’ with leaves sprouting their way up towards the top of the vessel.
The leaves have an antique affect in the finish – with the sun glowing behind them.

• Free shipping – includes handling, packaging, insurance, and ground shipment fees.

• About the process:

Each piece is a one-of-a-kind wheel-thrown clay creation. After being shaped on the potter’s wheel, the piece is allowed to semi-dry to what is called the leather-hard stage.
Once it reaches this “half dry” state the piece is able to be shaped, carved and textured. Once completely dry – or ‘bone dry’ it is placed in an electric kiln for a ‘bisque firing’ which takes many, many hours reaching a temp of approximately 1800 degrees. After the piece has completed this bisque process, it is cooled, stained with oxides or stains, burnished if necessary, and glazed. The final process of high firing at a temp of approximately 2200 degrees transforms the piece from a ‘bisque’ to a ‘stoneware’. It is now more durable, able to hold water, and is food safe if ‘glazed’ on the interior for food use.

Because each vessel is an original and is impossible to duplicated, we package very carefully for shipment.
Each piece is either wrapped with expandable foam or is carefully placed among air bags and peanuts – whichever is most appropriate for the size and structure.
For your piece of mind, we insure every piece we ship.

 

$320.00 Add to cart
Leaves Lidded Vessel
Leaves
Leaves

This piece is sold.

Leaves ©

Offering rustic texture and rich elegance through the surface of the stoneware and the delicate forged metal interpretations of three leaves.

• Free shipping – includes handling, packaging, insurance, and ground shipment fees.
• About the process:

Each piece is a one-of-a-kind wheel-thrown clay creation. After being shaped on the potter’s wheel, the piece is allowed to semi-dry to what is called the leather-hard stage. Once it reaches this “half dry” state the piece is able to be shaped, carved and textured. Once completely dry – or ‘bone dry’ it is placed in an electric kiln for a ‘bisque firing’ which takes many, many hours reaching a temp of approximately 1800 degrees. After the piece has completed this bisque process, it is cooled, stained with oxides or stains, burnished if necessary, and glazed. The final process of high firing at a temp of approximately 2200 degrees transforms the piece from a ‘bisque’ to a ‘stoneware’. It is now more durable, able to hold water, and is food safe if ‘glazed’ on the interior for food use.

 

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