Unique handmade ceramics, fiber arts, and monotype printing from metro Detroit.
The means justify the ends.
The items I have here in my shop are entirely unique. They are the end result of processes anywhere between satisfying and necessary. I've made these bowls, buttons, bags, and prints because I enjoy making them. Now I have them, and I'ld really like someone to use and enjoy them. This is a bit of a long and winding yarn, which isn't all that different from my process.
We lived near an arts college when I was young, and my parents signed me up for all kinds of different community classes. Among others, I studied figure drawing, comic book design, fashion design, multimedia sculpture. The material that really got stuck under my nails was clay.
I studied ceramics from the time I was 8 years old through undergrad and then, when I was at law school, at a local community college. You may notice that I am not offering legal services. I had a stroke because of a 14 mm hole in my heart.
After my heart surgery, in the course of rehab, my parents once again enabled the artist in me. They bought me my very own Thomas Stuart kick wheel.
Everything else comes from my ceramics, even though it might not seem like it. I made the buttons in an attempt to market my yarn holder bobbin bowls. Buttons took off better than the bobbin bowls, and they are really enjoyable to make. The block printing comes from the Speedy Carve blocks I used to make textures on the buttons, and the grocery bags serve as a functional surface for the stamps. Yes, I make grocery bags from whole cloth with a pattern I've designed so that there's a place to put my stamp.
The images I use for my stamps are entirely original. All of the designs are based on either photographs that I've taken or pictures I've drawn, with one exception. I've never had the opportunity to photograph an octopus. I won't turn you down if you offer!
My ceramics are also entirely original. I buy my clay from Rovin Ceramics, and I've been increasingly using glazes that I made myself.
Purchasing from my shop not only means that you will have something wonderful in your life, likely functional and definitely beautiful, but also that something I've created for the sake of creating will have a deserving home.
Creator, Photographer, Owner
3D Hub Cody
Cody provides some 3D printing for reproduction printmaking blocks and stamps.
Margaret uses a laser engraver to create finished custom rubber stamps.
Royal Oak, MI
Megan provides 3D printing for reproduction printmaking blocks and stamps.
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)