Hearts are a recurring theme in my work. A childhood friend and fellow artist from Aurora, Colorado was the inspiration for this particular heart form. She created a ‘healing heart’ from glass after the mass shooting in Aurora to place at the memorial. This thoughtful idea led me to created a hollow heart on a stand capable of holding a special personal message. The heart encourages the owner (or giver) to write a message of love, healing or hope on a small slip of paper to be placed and kept inside the heart. I believe that writing an intent or message is a powerful way to make it come true. Each one-of-a-kind heart is textured with a unique design, decorated with two layers of complimentary color and finished with a wire kickstand. Hearts measure approximately 4 inches in diameter and 3 inches from front to back of kick stand.
If the item you'd like to order is not listed or marked 'out of stock', please fill out the custom order form and I'll make one just for you!
Functional pieces are oven and dishwasher safe but not recommended for use in the microwave. Garden and sculptural work can weather year-round varying climate conditions.
Each item is created and fired in my studio by me. I start with an idea, develop a pattern, roll out the clay with a slab roller, texture the clay with a variety of tools (including many I've made myself), cut out the clay pieces and assemble the finished piece. Each piece is fired twice in my kiln. Layers of colors are used which often enhances the unique texture patterns. If you’d like me to create a piece especially for you, contact me to start the conversation!
In-stock Items will be shipped 2 - 3 days after payment has cleared. If the item is out of stock there is a 2 -3 week creation and completion time frame before shipping. You will be notified immediately if the item is out of stock and needs to be created in the studio.
I will ship your items to your posted address unless otherwise informed. If you'd like me to ship to a different address, please notify me. I typically use USPS for a domestic address.
I recycle and reuse sturdy shipping materials whenever I can. I pack my work carefully. If there is damage when you receive your order, please keep all the packing materials and the damaged work and contact me immediately so we can begin the insurance process.
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I am happy to make an item just the way you'd like it. Want a different color? How about a specific texture pattern? Just let me know by filling out the form below and I'll get to work in the studio.