If you're looking to make a statement, look no further. Locally made handcrafted pottery, perfect for entertaining! All work is lead-free and food safe. Some pieces are dishwasher and microwave safe; please inquire for specific details.
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About Rachael DePauw:
“I currently live and work in New Orleans where I maintain an active studio career, while raising three beautiful girls. Since graduating from Tulane University, I’ve become increasingly influenced by both the aesthetic and philosophic concepts associated with New Orleans’s Newcomb Pottery tradition. Through a process called Sgrafitto, I create bold relief patterns and use design motifs referencing Louisiana’s indigenous flora. On the pre-fired vessel, I paint a thin layer of black slip (liquid clay) and then use a small tool to carve through the slip revealing the white clay beneath. The linear and abstract patterns created reflect New Orleans’s unique landscape, and reference the blue and greenish wares of Newcomb Pottery. My goal is to make items not only functional, but also beautiful, detail-oriented, and engaging.”