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A potter with a painter’s background, Vicki Gill says she “fell in love with clay at first touch.” For her, the tactile impression is as important as the visual impression, so carving and texturing methods form a common thread throughout her body of work. The bluebirds on this tumbler are made by pressing into wet clay with a stamp, and the branches are hand-carved. The designs are then handpainted with vibrant underglazes and finished with a tinted transparent glaze that Vicki formulated. This tumbler can also be used to display a small bouquet of flowers.
About Vicki GillVicki has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and drawing from Louisiana State University. She honed her pottery skills at Gaston College and at the renowned Penland School of Craft. She says her rescue greyhound, who comes to the studio with her every day, acts as her “sounding board” for creative ideas and inspiration.
Please Note: Each mug is individually hand-thrown and painted. Expect slight variations from the image shown.
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