Angelica’s Earth Porcelain Jewelry – Featured Artist

2 Aug

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For more than two decades Angelica’s Earth Porcelain has been creating jewelry out of clay. Beginning with stoneware clays during my art student days at that the Ohio State University, I soon found a preference in working with malleable, translucent porcelains. Through experimenting with the addition of ceramic oxides and stains to the white porcelain clay, I found an array of wonderful new design possibilities.

After receiving a B.F.A., I began creating ceramic jewelry under the name Angelica’s Earth Porcelain. Since 1989, my work has been sold in selected shops and at regional Art Festivals throughout Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Florida.

My work is based on an ancient Japanese technique called Nerikomi. The process of creating Nerikomi porcelain involves the addition of ceramic oxides and stains to porcelain clay. After making and aging many colors of clay, these colors are combined into complex patterns and designs. These patterned blocks of clay are then cut and shaped into the forms that ultimately become the porcelain jewelry. The porcelain is then dried, sanded, glazed, fired twice and finished with 14K gold-filled and sterling silver earwires or surgical steel posts. From start to finish, up to 24 separate steps are needed to take the raw clay to the finished fine jewelry product.

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One Response to “Angelica’s Earth Porcelain Jewelry – Featured Artist”

  1. Jewellers Edmonton August 8, 2012 at 9:23 am #

    After visiting your blog, I have got so many different designs of jewelry. Thanks a lot for displaying all these.

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