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Making a Dish Process

Potter's Wheel:The bowl/cup/plate is thrown by hand on the wheel. The bases are trimmed making a nice rim on the foot for more stability. The Bisque Fire: Once they are bone dry they are fired in the kiln to 950℃, which dries and strengthens them sufficiently for glazing. Glazing and High Firing:I then glaze them in their own, individual style; some are fully glazed and some are only partly glazed before I fire them again to 1220℃ (cone 6). Every item is one-of-a-kind. An item takes approximately 4-5 weeks to make, from start to finish, including creation, drying, bisque firing, glazing and final high firing. As you might know, my shop is a one-woman show. I am very fortunate in...

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I am a pottery...

Hello! My name is Gittit (known as Gigi to my friends), and I am mad about pottery.When I’m not thinking about pottery during the day, I am dreaming about it at night. This is perhaps because ceramics have been such an integral part of my life. They have been shaping who I am since the impressionable age of five years old.For over ten years, I have been hard at work at the potter’s wheel, learning and perfecting the craft that has become my passion and creative outlet. The wheel has truly captured all that is creative within me, and gifted me the most sincere form of self expression I can hope for. I also have a degree in industrial design, which...

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Celebrating 9th Anniversary

Wedding Anniversary gifts are special, and are often marked by specific materials – for example, 1st anniversary is paper; 5th, silverware, 10th, jewelry. For you lovers of all things ceramic – did you know that for the 9th anniversary it’s pottery (or willow or leather). Pottery is a strong symbol for a loving and enduring relationship. It represents the home, and the family. If you or yours has a 9th anniversary coming up, be sure to help celebrate this occasion with a beautiful ceramic gift….

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“…your love and joy of making these beautiful ceramics really shines through!!! "

This is a line in an email that I received from one of my customers. She had asked me to make her a bowl in a certain shape and color; of course I agreed. There was an enjoyable correspondence between us and after she placed her order she wrote the words quoted above. It is very flattering to me that customers love me because I love them and that my love for every ceramic item that I make shines through. So, for those who are new to my shop and do not yet know me, my name is Gittit (Gigi). I am the mother of a delightful one and a half year old girl. We live in a small apartment in...

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Handmade Pottery Wheel Thrown Honey Gift Pot

I love the hot, heady, lazy days of summer, but always have a prick of conscience when I see how busy the bees are making honey. I’m making my contribution to their hard work by creating lots of beautiful honey pots to store their sweet and delicious honey. I love to make these honey pots on my pottery wheel. It is a very simple design that’s looks good in any setting and occasion. It is not too small and not too big, just the perfect size to keep your honey. A wooden dipper stick is an option you can add as a gift to the honey pot. In the Jewish culture it is a tradition to eat on Rosh Hashana at...

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