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New marks Artika and Chelsea Crafts and something very odd!

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New marks Artika and Chelsea Crafts and something very odd!

Post  Maryr on Thu 25 Aug - 17:29

Items from my travels.  The Artika mug is made by folding a slab of clay - weird but quite dramatic.  The Chelsea Crafts item looks like a short-lived enterprise using not very good quality blanks from some hobby ceramics supplier.  But they did have stickers printed so they deserve recoginition!





And nobody is to say a word about this!  Some kind of hobby pottery class product but it does have a certain eccentric charm.  Very lumpy and clunky.  By MT N.Z. I think it is a vase.
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Re: New marks Artika and Chelsea Crafts and something very odd!

Post  Jeremy Ashford on Thu 25 Aug - 17:53

Artika mug is cool.

Lumpy clunky is beautifully decorated.
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Re: New marks Artika and Chelsea Crafts and something very odd!

Post  ArtikA on Fri 5 Oct - 11:19

Fun to see one of my cups here. That model I used to call the Shark cup, because while holding when making them the handles reminded me of shark fins.
Enjoy!

FYI: A set of two (Abbots) white clay shark cups (Egg Yellow and Royal Blue glazed) got selected for the National Ceramics Exhibition at Te Papa in 1999
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Re: New marks Artika and Chelsea Crafts and something very odd!

Post  Maryr on Fri 5 Oct - 11:47

Artika thank you for responding. It is always SO good to hear from the actual maker. Do you have a pic of the mugs that were shown atTe Papa?
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Re: New marks Artika and Chelsea Crafts and something very odd!

Post  ArtikA on Sun 7 Oct - 0:31

Dear Maryr,

I could only find one image which I've made my profile picture.

Warm regards
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Re: New marks Artika and Chelsea Crafts and something very odd!

Post  Maryr on Sun 7 Oct - 7:34

Looks great. Thank you. My original mug of yours happily resides on Jeremy's mug shelves.
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