Add year-round color and spruce up your garden with an artful clay design. Inspired by nature, each piece is made to withstand any variety of weather climates and conditions. From bird feeders to unique stacked totems, each piece invites a sense of whimsy and enjoyment to your great outdoors! Let’s work together to make your garden a true reflection of you!
Suspend this circular bird feeding station in a noticeable location to watch as your feathered friends feast all year.
Invite insect-loving toads to a shady spot in your garden while keeping a colorful bloom year-round with this flower- shaped retreat.
Stick this garden guardian in a potted indoor plant or outside in a planted bed to add a touch of whimsy and constant color to your green space.
Angel Wind Chime
Listen to the soft sounds this angel sings through the garden breeze entering your yard.
Bird Bath Totem Top
This double-duty garden ornament sits atop a copper pole to provide a watery refreshment for visiting birds and add a colorful flower shaped accent to any garden bed. Price includes Flower top with stem. Other totem pieces sold separately.
Plant a Flower Totem in your garden for year round enjoyment. Price includes flower with built in stem and leaf. Other totem pieces sold separately.
Let a colorful crustacean peak out of your plants to add a touch of whimsy to your garden.
Lantern Totem Topper
By day, these colorful flower-topped totem pieces add a special pop to the garden. By night, the flicker of soft candle-light extends the pleasure into the evening hours.
Bird House Totem Topper
Invite the birds to take up residence in your garden with a colorful home accented with a copper perch and matching bead/button accent.
These planters are the perfect size for a colorful seasonal flower or herb garden!
This warm sphere rests atop a wrought iron stand to provide constant sunshine to this garden space.
Customize a stack of meaningful totem pieces in your garden space to create a unique statement in your garden. The possibilities are infinite!
Totem designs can be very personal. This grouping was created to add some color to a backyard living space.
Totems can be designed to relay a message including house numbers, names and words.
Kee Kee Totem - Example of Personalized Creation
This Totem was created for the author of the children's books KeeKees Big Adventures and used the book's theme as inspiration.
Totem Lettering - Example of Personalized Creation
This totem displays the house number down one side and the homeowner's name down the other.
Address Totem - Example of Personalized Creation
This totem mixes colorful house numbers with meaningful shapes in front of this home.
Address Totem - Example of Personalized Creation
This colorful totem helped determine the paint color for the front and garage doors of this homeowner!
Totems - Year Round Display
Each totem is created to withstand varying climate and weather conditions year round.
Flower Bird Bath w/Stand
This flower-shaped bird bath can sit amongst the flowers planted in your garden.
Attract a family of birds to your yard with one of these colorful homes!
Butterfly Totem Pieces
Glass beads and colorful wire are used to embellish this mixed media totem piece.
Totem with Numbers
KC knows exactly where he lives thanks to this address totem!
Flower Bird Feeder
These colorful bird feeders keep the flocks happy and full!
This container does double duty providing nourishment for plants and housing a garden bounty as well!
Close up details of the texture and patina of a garden bell.
Color and a shady space for garden visitors!
Plant one of these music-makers in your garden!
Give your feathered friends a place to drink and take a quick dip in your garden space.
Reusable Garden Stake
Want to remember what you planted? Just use chalk marker on one of these!
For The Home
FUNctional – a useful ClayByLaura creation you’ll use over and over in daily life. Or, perhaps you need a memorable gift idea! Skim the photos here to find the perfect present for a loved-one or yourself! Beyond bowls and platters for serving food, you'll find unique items to hold recipe cards, lazy susans to manage table clutter along with many other clay creations that are helpful around the house. If an item you want is not currently in the ClayByLaura inventory, let me make one just for you!
These colorful canisters provide a happy storage spot for items on your counters.
Large Tray and Bowl Set
Use this set to serve appetizers, sushi, or a main course.
Small Tray and Bowl Set
Use this long tray and bowl to serve a variety of appetizers.
Fish Tray and Bowl Set
Here's the perfect serving dish for sushi!
Quilted Lazy Susan
Lazy susans spin freely on a ball bearing base and can be created in a a number of sizes up to 18 inches in diameter. Different textures, lettering and glazes can be applied to commemorate a special event or personalize this useful piece.
Quilted Lazy Susan
Use the lazy susan at the center of your table to help "pass the...."
Oval Flower Vases
Flower blocks hold individual stems of flowers for the perfect arrangement.
This two piece set holds a stick of butter for serving or storing.
Straight Edge Bowl Set
These 3 bowls can be used individually for baking a casserole, serving side dishes or storing household clutter.
Make room on your counter for this fun and functional recipe box. It's the perfect storage solution for precious handwritten recipes.
Use colorful ribbon to add a festive flair to these serving dishes.
Bowls can be created in many shapes, sizes, and designs. This colorful set features an array of bright colors on the inside and foot.
These bowls are the perfect size for cereal, soup or ice cream.
This fun set keeps everything neatly organized for tea and coffee time.
These useful bowl sets are great for washing, storing and then serving summer fruits. It includes a small plate to rest on and catch the drips.
Gator Recipe Holder
Life in Hilton Head inspired this fun shape for holding recipes or a family photo.
As an avid knitter, I've created these bowls to corral your ball of yarn as you create -- or to hold your snack while you stitch.
Sea Turtle Tray
Sea turtles are a big part of life in Hilton Head. I made this fun shape into many functions including the large serving dish you see here.
These funky three-footed bowls are made in a variety of sizes to hold anything you fancy.
Sea Turtle Pen/Pad and Recipe Holder
One sea turtle will keep a pen and pad handy. The other will hold your favorite recipe while you cook, or a treasured photo.
Use this elevated dish to display and serve favorite baked goods.
Assorted Bud Vases
Contain your special blossoms in any one of these whimsical shapes!
Sip your favorite hot beverage from one of these colorful hand built cups.
Need a prop for your favorite recipe? Use this stand to support a recipe card, book or even you IPad!
Rectangle Baking Dish
Make your favorite recipe (from scratch lasagne is one of mine) in this colorful baking dish. You can also use it to serve directly at the table.
Assorted Rectangle Baking Dishes
Choose just the right size dish for your recipe needs!
These squared off mixing bowls feature a resting place for your thumb as you hold the bowl and stir. That same indented lip guides the batter as you pour!
Potty Mouth Pots
I hope you share my sense of humor with one of these 'potty mouth pots'. It will help you hold down the clutter on your counter or desk top!
This double sized serving board is fun to use. The glazed side is perfect for a snack; use the unglazed size as a chalkboard to identify any variety of cheeses you serve to company!
Use this handy recipe file to house your collection of recipe file cards. Place the one you are using in the recipe heart as an easy reference when you cook.
This special order napkin holder will house a stack of napkins in a handy spot on your table.
Use this house-shaped container to hold a collection of mail or other paper clutter!
I use bowls all over my house, not only for food, but to also corral some of the collections of 'stuff' on my desk and countertops.
This deep pie dish is perfect for baking and making a yummy quiche.
These deep oval baskets are meant to hold a collection of fruit on your counter, a yarn stash you'll get to or stacks of mail to read later.
This small oval dish will hold and dry your sink sponge. Small drain holes and a connected dish catch any drips. This special shape also works well as a small planter!
Medium Tray and Bowl Set
Ribbon Cake Plate
Set of Dishes
Medium Tray and Bowl
Not all pottery is used for serving food. Clay forms can also bring pleasure as a visual display. For example, driftwood-accented baskets incorporating a crocheted leather edge, decorative hanging wall masks or a watering can that doubles as a vase -- all provide a decorative flair to their environment. Customers often find creative ways to display and enjoy their favorite ClayByLaura piece in ways I’d never imagined. Your ideas keep me motivated in the studio every day!
Square Bowl with Driftwood and Stand
The rim of this square bowl is edged with leather cord which supports the driftwood accents. The bowl sits on a metal stand.
Each face is created with the quilting assembly process and accented with mixed media hair -- from the bristles of a broom I found in the garage to buttons and wire.
Rectangle Vessel with Driftwood and Stand
Sometimes the driftwood dictates the final clay shape I create.
Oval Footed Bowl with Driftwood Handle
The different pieces of driftwood I choose to make the handle adds unique character to each of these shapes.
Each of these special homes house an array of keys, beads, trinkets and a small glass vial to place your handwritten message or aspiration. These houses can sit on the shelf or hang on the wall.
This special message board can be used to relay a special message or keep track of a grocery list!
Inspired by a childhood friend and fellow artist, these hollow heart shapes are meant to hold your own written message of love or healing.
Wall Bowl Installation
Here is the finished view of the wall bowl installation that was customized with colors and shapes for this particular room.
Clay Heart on Canvas
A puffy clay heart and some words of love are featured on each of these 4 x 4 painted canvases can that sit on a shelf or hang on the wall.
Square Baking Dish
Here's a creative alternate use for a baking dish! My customers are so clever!
Triangle Vase with Driftwood
Watering Can with Flowers
Totem with Indoor Stand
Flower Vase with Clay Flower
Mini Box with Repurposed Jewelry
Mini Textured Dishes
Especially for You - Custom Creations
You are welcome to be part of the creative process. I enjoy developing custom, one-of-a-kind collaborations with customers. These personalized efforts usually begin with the question, “Can You Make?” Maybe you’d like a specific totem stack for your garden or home’s front entry. A lazy susan can be customized with special wording or textures as a unique wedding or housewarming gift. Need a unique corporate gift for your business? Click here to tell me what you’d like me to make for you!
Custom Totem w/ Fish and Numbers
This fun totem greets the owners in Connecticut.
Centerpiece Customized Bowl
This bowl was created using the corporate feature as an inspiration.
Custom Sea Turtle Giveaway
This corporate client asked to have their logo and meeting attendees names included on each commemorative piece.
This custom installation makes a garden colorful throughout the year in Virginia.
Totem with Numbers
This bright house number totem can be viewed in Hilton Head, SC.
This test tile image was made as a prototype for a large serving bowl centerpiece.
House numbers and sea creatures identify this house on the eastern shore of Maryland.
Custom Lazy Susan
Initials, names and/or favorites sayings personalize a lazy susan .
Some customers like to include words or meaningful shapes in their totems.
Custom Retirement Gifts
This commission required personalized tags on each pineapple- inspired shape. They were given out to a group of employees upon the customer's retirement from medicine.
Kee Kee Totem
This special Totem was created for the author of the children's book KeeKee's Big Adventure!
Custom Utensil Holder
This customer wanted a place for all of her cooking utensils to compliment her kitchen counter. Done!
Colorful Totem Stacks
Totems are fun to design and create. The possibilities are really endless. Do you have an idea? Let me know!
This customer wanted a copper colored garden bell with purple accents. I love how the texture is highlighted by the colors!
This totem stack features a dog theme. Metal dog tags with the canine family members finishes off this one of a kind piece.
This customer requested a floating wall of colorful bowls for her Hilton Head, SC home.
Yarn Lover's Extras
Knitters can keep together the pages of their working pattern with these custom made clips. Any accessory odds and ends can be kept in the small 'stash' bowl.
This commemorative plaque/ornament was created to help raise money for a local house of worship.
Each totem creation begins with a sketch and a newly created template like the word 'GROW' featured in a New Mexican garden stack.
This special container was made for a newly renovated kitchen. It's the perfect spot to collect seasonal fruit or dried flowers!
This heart-shaped hanging piece was created exclusively as a client gift given out by a realtor at holiday time.
Custom Entry Way Totem
This totem welcomes people to this beautiful South Carolina home.
Custom Realtor Gift
Spoon Rest Fundraiser
This special item collected hundreds of dollars for a local charity that feeds hungry children on the weekends.
For An Occasion
Want a special piece for your favorite holiday or celebration? Some of the pottery I create is unique to these annual occasions. Hanukkah Menorahs or festive Christmas ornaments help you celebrate these winter holidays. Special angel forms designed and sold annually to commemorate a friend who battled breast cancer helps raise money for charity. Additionally, cake plates for birthday celebrations, cremation urns to cradle the ashes of loved ones, a variety of heart shapes for your valentine, and corporate gifts for your customers are some more of the ClayByLaura creations to use for your special occasion.
The quilting technique of this piece mimics a classic shape in menorahs found throughout the world.
Contain the ashes and or mementoes of a beloved pet in this personalized vessel.
Whimsical clay shapes adorned with extra baubles hang on holiday trees.
Angels have been a theme in my art for many years to honor those who endure breast cancer. Each year I donate a portion of my proceeds to hospice and breast cancer causes.
Fill this hollow heart with messages of love, memory and desires!
This Angel shaped bank was created as a baby gift to help save for a rainy day.
Custom Lazy Susan
Initials, names and/or favorites sayings personalize a lazy susan creating a perfect wedding or housewarming gift!
Small Personalized Box
This treasure box was created to hold special collected treasures and life long mementos.
Thread colorful ribbon through the holes of this serving dish to highlight a speical occassion.
Want a lasting gift for your valentine? Check out the many heart shapes I create!
Date Night Container
Save your gift cards and loose change in this special box to splurge on date night with your honey!
Flowers are the perfect gift -- ALWAYS! Presented in a unique hand-made vase -- PRICELESS!
Patriotic Tray and Bowl Set
Summer time snacks taste even better when served on this red, white and blue themed set.
Need a unique present for your client list? Talk to me and we'll create something memorable and perfect!
Think outside the box. A personalize gift like these mugs keeps on giving!
Colors and Textures
Attracted to color? The bright glaze pallette used to complete each ClayByLaura creation are sure to deliver a happy reaction. Abundant surface texture designs are used to highlight the artistic nature and visual pleasure of each shape as well. I make many of the stamps and texture tools I use to create detailed surfaces that enhance the visual pleasure of the glazes. Check out the bottom of your shoes; I often use them to create new texture designs! Let me know if you’d like me to make you something in a specific color!
A colorful stack of bowls shows the variety that can be achieved using a different background color underglaze finished with the same white glaze.
red underglaze/fuchsia glaze combination
dark green underglaze/bluebell glaze combination
amethyst underglaze/white glaze combination
moss green glaze
Sometimes a single glaze breaks into subtle color changes over the texture of the piece.