Shiralee Pottery: Mug with Rounded Handle

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Danielle’s line for Cultivate was developed from her exploration of surface design during her Creative Directions journey.  As a result, a narrative is formed through her works of art:  The ridges at the base represent the horizontal lines of a corrugated steel silo, a keeper of food. Coloured porcelain slip is applied to suggest old barn boards. Vertical stripes of underglaze are reminiscent of feed sacks and tin roofs. The delicate carved images and the mottled rust glaze are inspired by her grandmother’s book on Ontario Weeds. Finally, the interior gets a clear glaze so the colour of the clay body shows, leaving evidence of the earth.  Handcrafted each piece will slightly vary in colour, pattern, size and weight.  Photo Gallery: Includes objects, artist(s) at work, mentor leadership and studio space/setting.  

Care & Use: Functional pieces are made with stoneware and is food and liquid safe. Hand-washing is recommended to retain the quality and longevity of your piece. However, the products are dishwasher and microwave safe.

Material: Buff stoneware, porcelain slip, underglaze and glaze

Measurement (in.): L5.4 with handle x W3.4 x H3.4

Weight (oz.): 10.9

SKU: 075006

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About The Artist

Danielle Skentzos: Shiralee Pottery

Danielle Skentzos lives in the fields of Oro-Medonte, Ontario. Her first career was in education, earning degrees from the University of Western Ontario and Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. It was when she returned to Canada that she first experienced the feeling of clay smoothly turning through her hands on a pottery wheel. It unearthed a feeling of home—of early years spent watching animals and acres grow, and a youth of tending local gardens with friends. Danielle learned about ceramics from a variety of generous artists and time spent at the Haliburton School of Art. She founded Shiralee Pottery to share her work, inspired by the beauty found near her home. Creative Directions has planted seeds of inspiration for new designs and built a community with others who appreciate the wonder of clay.

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