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Carved Pottery

Each piece of hand carved pottery is one of a kind! After making the piece using my potter's wheel or hand building the pottery using my slab roller, it is covered with a colored slip (really wet clay that is colored black) then I use a variety of tools to carve through the color back down to the white clay.

My background in printmaking has definitely influenced how I carve pottery. You'll find that my carved functional and decorative ceramics are reminiscent of wood cut or linoleum cut prints. The texture begs to be touched.

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  • Skull Ornament - Rebecca Graves Pottery - 1
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    Skull Ornament

    $ 16.00

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    Skull Ornament

    $ 16.00

    The signature Rebecca Graves Pottery skull is now available as an ornament you can hang year round wherever you'd like.

    Each ornament is hand cut from a slab of white stoneware. Rebecca covers the surface with a colored slip when it is leather hard and freehand carves the skull ensuring that no two are quite the same. The ornament is then bisque fired, clear glazed and glaze fired in the electric kiln.

    Measures approximately 4" in height.

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  • Dancing Skeleton Vase | Handmade Hand Carved by Gravesco Pottery Indianapolis
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    Growing up with the last name Graves, our family sense of humor tended to be a bit on the morbid side. Now, as an adult, I full appreciate and respect the quirky sense of humor that was pretty much bred into me. As part of that kooky upbringing came a love of the Addams Family and all things skull or skeleton that were more on the campy side of things than creepy. I'm not a huge fan of creepy. I have enough trouble sleeping without adding creepy to my creative insomnia. 

    When I first started carving on pottery, a skull was at the top of the list for me. I was dying to have a skull mug or cup or bowl or vase with a fun skull or skeleton that inspires a respect for those who came before us and reminds us that we're all the same under this fleeting exterior. My skulls and skeletons tend to make me grin every time I carve them.

    Tell your friend or loved one how much you care about who they are inside with a gift of a skeleton vase full of gorgeous flowers. You get extra points if you pick them yourself! The skeleton vase makes a terrific gift for a man or a woman who likes to live a little on the edgier side of life.

    The skeleton vase measures approximately 3.5" wide and 7.5" high. It will hold a full grocery store bouquet, 2 dozen roses, 2-3 dozen daffodils, or a lot of branches.

    Wheel thrown and freehand carved. No two are exactly alike.

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    If you really love skulls you might also enjoy the Large Skull Mug.

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  • Bottled Poetry Charcuterie + Cheese Board | Hand Carved Sgraffito by Gravesco
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    Hang the Wine is Bottled Poetry Charcuterie + Cheese Board on the wall or use it to serve tasty appetizers to your friends and family. The one of a kind freehand carved quote by Robert Louis Stevenson will be revealed as you munch away.

    Measures approximately 4.5" x 11.5".

    I do recommend hand washing your Charcuterie + Cheese board since things bang around quite a bit in the dishwasher. If you choose to use the dishwasher anyway, your pottery will last much longer if you're careful to place it where it won't vibrate or bang against other dishes. Always remove the suede hanging thong before cleaning.

    Each piece of pottery is carefully wrapped and packed to ensure safe delivery.

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  • Golden Flowers Charcuterie + Cheese Board | Hand Carved Sgraffito by Gravesco
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    Hang the Golden Flowers Charcuterie + Cheese Board on the wall or use it to serve tasty appetizers to your friends and family. The one of a kind freehand carved flower design will be revealed as you munch away.

    Measures approximately 5" x 13".

    I do recommend hand washing your Charcuterie + Cheese board since things bang around quite a bit in the dishwasher. If you choose to use the dishwasher anyway, your pottery will last much longer if you're careful to place it where it won't vibrate or bang against other dishes. Always remove the suede hanging thong before cleaning.

    Each piece of pottery is carefully wrapped and packed to ensure safe delivery.

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  • Beatnik Bird Square Plate | Hand Carved Sgraffito Black and White by Gravesco
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    The beatnik bird has been making an appearance in my doodles for decades. It's only right that the Beatnik Bird is one of the first plates I carve in the new studio.

    The hand carved technique is called Sgraffito. Each plate is completely freehand carved directly into the clay and as such makes each carved pottery piece completely unique.

    Measures approximately 9" square.

    Microwave and dishwasher safe, though, I do recommend hand washing since things bang around quite a bit in the dishwasher. If you choose to use the dishwasher anyway, your pottery will last much longer if you're careful to place it where it won't vibrate or bang against other dishes.

    Each piece of pottery is carefully wrapped and packed to ensure safe delivery.

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  • The Proposition Vase | Not for your coworkers | Hand Carved Flower Vase
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    "I would very much like to get naked with you" is a wonderful sentiment for someone you're in a consensual relationship. I'd recommend avoiding this one for coworkers unless, as my friend Josh of JH Pottery Works pointed out, your coworker is your spouse like his is.

    Buy your sexy partner some flowers and a vase that makes sure the message is not missed. I mean, how can you go wrong with flowers and bow chicka wow wow I want to get naked with you?

    The I would very much like to get naked with you vase measures approximately 4" across and 8.25" high. It's big enough for a meaningful bunch of flowers. You could splurge on 2 large bouquets from your favorite grocery store, 2-3 dozen roses, a couple dozen tulips, a slew of sunflowers, or a lot of popcorn if your significant other is more into popcorn than flowers. I know. It's weird but I'm not judging you.

    Handmade on my potters wheel then freehand carved using the sgraffito technique, this vase is a one of a kind. 

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  • Martini Greta Platter | hand carved ceramic plate by Gravesco Pottery Indianapolis
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    I don’t know if you loved Mad Men as much as I did, but in spite of the horrific mysogyny and general mayhem in the office, there is something so darn delightful about a martini in the evening. While my happy hour days have been traded in for Birkenstocks and clay, I still have a hankering for an end of week extra dry martini with snacks and friends. That’s the inspiration for the Martini Greta platter. 

    Use your handmade, hand carved one of a kind platter to serve delicious charcuterie, fruit or hors d’oeuvres. It’s also just right for a delicious pile of grilled asparagus wrapped with prosciutto. 

    Can you tell I like to eat? 

    Measures approximately 8"wide and 13.5” long. 

    The detailed image is freehand carved using the sgraffito technique which means it is truly one of a kind.

    While it is microwave safe, I’m going to be extremely impressed if you find a microwave large enough to accommodate it.

    The platter is dishwasher safe. Due to the one of a kind, handmade nature of pottery, I always recommend hand washing for longevity so it isn’t banging around in the dishwasher.

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  • I Said I Am Sorry Vase | Gift for Apologies | Handmade by Gravesco Pottery
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    Sometimes saying sorry just isn't enough. In addition to changing our actions, a vase full of flowers with a backup apology may just help the situation. After all, a person willing to apologize and admit they are wrong is a strong person worthy of forgiveness in my book.

    "I said I am sorry" is freehand carved around the body of the handmade pottery vase.

    Measures approximately 3.5" wide and 6" high. It's the perfect size for a dozen daffodils or a hand picked bouquet.

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  • Cheers Martini Cat Serving Bowl | Large fruit bowl | Gravesco Pottery Indianapolis
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    You don't have to be a full on cat lady to enjoy an oversized fruit bowl with a carved image of a sassy, slightly intoxicated cat drinking a martini, right? I'm not going to judge you either way.

    This "Cheers" cat bowl is freehand sgraffito carved and one of a kind. It is dishwasher safe but I still recommend hand washing because things get banged around quite a bit in the dishwasher.

    Measures approximately 10" diameter and 3" high. It will hold a full 5 lb bag of apples, a tossed salad for 4-6 people, more cereal than you should probably eat in a week, enough candy for your neighborhood trick or treat, or it can just sit empty on the table as an object d' art. My cats have also been known to curl up in similar bowls because they can. They don't need any other reason, they're cats.

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  • Art Lover's Tumbler | Black and White Hand Carved Cup
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    "Art Makes my Nipples Perky" is exactly how I landed right here in this career as a potter.

    Several years ago, after quitting my corporate job, I was having a late night whiskey chat with a close friend about what I was going to do for my next career. I'd tried all sorts of creative things and loved them all but they weren't quite it. The proverbial "it" that gets me fired up was and still is making pottery. His wise words that late night were, "You have to do what makes your nipples perky."

    Profound? 

    Yes.

    Hilarious?

    Absolutely!

    It's stuck in my head ever since. Any time I start to veer off the track I'm on I ask myself, "Does this make my nipples perky?" If the answer is no, I return to my own lane and make more pots!

    This oversize tumbler has a dimple in one side made by my own thumb. That little dimple makes the 20+ ounce tumbler comfortable for any size hand to hold.

    Wheel thrown and free hand carved, no two tumblers are exactly the same.

    Microwave and dishwasher safe, though I do recommend hand washing just because things get banged around quite a bit in the dishwasher. If you choose to put it in the dishwasher, that's totally fine, just make sure it isn't in a spot that will allow it to vibrate or clank against something else.

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