Our Story

 Katie & Brian - The Makers Of The Art 

Katie & Brian - The Makers Of The Art 

Brian and I have been working with clay making art together since 1999. Brian has a background in painting and drawing and I have a background in pottery, our jewelry is a happy blend for the two. Our pieces are inspired by the ancient knot work designs of the Celts. We sell our work at about fifteen shows a year all across the country, a few shops and galleries and on the web. Being a full time artist is a huge adventure that we love!

 

 


 Helen & Dennis - The Kilns

Helen & Dennis - The Kilns

The Process

Each piece is crafted from stoneware clay by hand and allowed to dry. Pieces are then fired in a kiln to almost 2,000 degrees. The glaze color is then applied to the piece and it is fired again. The designs on the piece begin as an illustration, a silk screen is made from the illustration. The designs are silk screened with Iron oxide, and transferred onto the glazed surface. Each piece is then given a third firing to fuse the design into the glaze.  

 

 

Our Studio

"The Forge" is located in an old iron forge in Lansing Michigan where car parts used to be made. 

 "The Forge"  - Our studio

"The Forge"  - Our studio