Folk Bird Tray


Vicki Gill, a potter with a painter’s background, says she “fell in love with clay at first touch.” For her, the tactile impression is as important as the visual one, so carving and texturing methods form a common thread throughout her work. The birds on this tray are made with a wooden stamp (handmade by the artist) that is pressed into the clay when wet. The branches are drawn on. Then the designs are handpainted with vibrant underglazes and finished with a tinted transparent glaze that Vicki formulated.

About Vicki Gill
Vicki has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and drawing from Louisiana State University. She honed her pottery skills at Gaston College and the renowned Penland School of Craft in North Carolina. Her forte is wheel-thrown and handbuilt white stoneware clay.  

Please Note: Each tray is individually made and hand-painted. Expect slight variations from the image shown. 

  • Artist: Vicki Gill of Bluegill Pottery
  • American-made in Gastonia, NC
  • Stoneware clay tray
  • Dishwasher (top rack) and food-safe
  • Dimensions: 8″ L x 4.25″ W x 1.25″ D


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