Stephanie Charlene Ceramics creates pottery that is simple, quiet and centering, helping to ground an over stimulated world. Customers appreciate these classic forms that are sometimes decorated only by fire and soda ash. My pottery is at home in a variety of decors, whether it is a simple Japanese inspired cottage, a hand-hewn cabin in the woods, or a contemporary home in the city.
While the visual balance of color and design are important, what keeps you coming back to a favorite mug lies in its touch-ability. On all my pots, I put a special emphasis on the comfort of my organic, sculptural handles and lugs. The Pot Belly mugs are designed to look fertile and feel richly full cupped in ones hands. The ergonomic shape of my steins makes them easy to carry about, all the while keeping your beverage hot or cold. I pay special attention when making my pitchers and teapots to make sure they are comfortable to handle and pour well. All my pots are fired within my gas kiln using a high fire soda treatment, which paints the pots with texture and flashes of orange and grey. At the end of the firing, around 1250 C, I inject a mixture of soda ash and water into the kiln. This glazes the pots as mentioned above. They are dishwasher and microwave safe.
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