If it were bricks and mortar….

my little Etsy shop would have cob webs in the corner and the faint malodorous scent of a bored sales assistant. No more – those following me on Instagram would have seen the image of a kiln waiting to be opened. Below are the little sooty black jewels of my first smoke firing for 2014 and they are now available in my store.

My bowls and beakers are made mainly from porcelain; imprinted with leaves and then smoked fired. For non-ceramic folk, smoke firing is a when you fire objects in containers full of combustible material, eg. sawdust. As the material burns off the carbon is trapped in the clay creating a matt black colour.

All the bowls and beakers are waterproof making them ideal for floating one perfect bloom or small bouquet.

Aah it’s good to be back.

smoke fired porcelain cup and bowl Elisa Bartels

Smoked fired porcelain cup and bowl

Mixed clay smoke fired bowl

Mixed clay smoke fired bowl

Bowl-C-inside

Trio of smoke fired glasses  Elisa Bartels

Trio of smoke fired glasses

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About Elisa Bartels

A ceramic artist/designer and sporadic botanical dyer chatting and photographing the trials, tribulations and celebrations of being an artist who doesn't want to starve.
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