Ericka O'Rourke (Elm Studios) ceramics


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Re: Ericka O'Rourke (Elm Studios) ceramics

Postby elmstudios » Sep 30th, '09, 11:56

Hi All! Lots of new glaze tests coming out of the kiln now...would love your input...I am experimenting with various shapes and sizes as well....
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shino sky with recycled glass
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chartreuse lime chawan with recycled glass
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eggplant sky faceted yunomi 4-5oz
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Re: Ericka O'Rourke (Elm Studios) ceramics

Postby Victoria » Sep 30th, '09, 12:10

Beautiful Ericka!! I was going to write you and ask if you ever work in any pastel shades! Lovely!

I love this one too:

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Re: Ericka O'Rourke (Elm Studios) ceramics

Postby Littlepig2 » Sep 30th, '09, 19:55

That shino sky is a lovely thing.
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Re: Ericka O'Rourke (Elm Studios) ceramics

Postby elmstudios » Oct 29th, '09, 19:21

Thanks so much! A friend of mine who is a stained glass artist just gave me 4 large boxes of all of her scraps of glass...The most beautiful colors to work with!!! I cannot wait to start playing...every color imaginable!

Yes I do pastel colors, some of my other forms that are currently in my shop are in some of my lighter glaze combinations...I seem to be drawn to earthtones and turquoise though....
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Re: Ericka O'Rourke (Elm Studios) ceramics

Postby Victoria » Oct 29th, '09, 20:07

Ohhhh I can't wait either!! Got any violet in there???
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Re: Ericka O'Rourke (Elm Studios) ceramics

Postby Mrs. Chip » Dec 29th, '09, 11:25

A few of Ericka's new and as always gorgeous works just arrived at our home!!! Stunning to look at and wonderful to hold.

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Re: Ericka O'Rourke (Elm Studios) ceramics

Postby David R. » Jan 18th, '10, 06:11

Hi !

I would love to order these ceramics. Unfortunatly, Elm Studios do not ship in Europe... Poor me...

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Re: Ericka O'Rourke (Elm Studios) ceramics

Postby Victoria » Jan 18th, '10, 14:16

Guess you need a friend in the USA to ship to, who will then forward to you. Where there is a will there is a way. :)
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Re: Ericka O'Rourke (Elm Studios) ceramics

Postby elmstudios » Jan 25th, '10, 17:40

I am sorry, just happened to catch this thread! I do in fact ship to Europe, I have shipped to Italy, Germany and England in the last month...please convo me with your location for a shipping fee if you are ever interested! Thank You!
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Re: Ericka O'Rourke (Elm Studios) ceramics

Postby elmstudios » Jan 25th, '10, 17:42

Victoria,

Yes I do in fact have violet in there! Not sure if you will still be interested...but just to answer your question! :-) ericka
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Re: Ericka O'Rourke (Elm Studios) ceramics

Postby Victoria » Jan 25th, '10, 17:48

Thanks Ericka, I'll convo you on Etsy about a custom piece.
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Re: Ericka O'Rourke (Elm Studios) ceramics

Postby Seeker » Jan 26th, '10, 01:44

Wondering about possible lead in the glass? :shock:
If recycled, how can one know?
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Re: Ericka O'Rourke (Elm Studios) ceramics

Postby Geekgirl » Jan 26th, '10, 02:02

I think she generally uses recycled bottle glass, not leaded crystal. :D
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Re: Ericka O'Rourke (Elm Studios) ceramics

Postby Seeker » Jan 26th, '10, 03:08

That may be the case GG, but I had a very reputable ceramicist warn me about a chawan I shared a photo of that had a glass bottom/chadamari (not made by any of the artisans on this board) - the ceramicist wanted me to know that some artists will use glass marbles to form those "pools" and that some marbles contain dangerous amounts of lead. The ceramicist suggested I might consider contacting the artist who made the chawan and finding out.
So, that made an impression on me, and this led me to wonder about other "cheap/inexpensive/less trackable" glass sources - and what they might contain, how they might have been colored etc.
Thus my question.
I'm pretty sure we don't want to be messin' with lead, at least I don't.

Does anyone/any artist know if lead is ever used in bottle making or whether one should be concerned about 'recycled glass'?

Also - how can one tell if that gorgeous "glass pool" chadamari is transformed ash or glass added to the piece and fired? Are there telltale signs?
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Re: Ericka O'Rourke (Elm Studios) ceramics

Postby Chip » Jan 26th, '10, 11:51

I would suggest allowing Ericka to repond here as it pertains to her work.

The general discussion is seemingly more likely and appropriately to occur here: viewtopic.php?f=40&t=11798&start=15#p143061
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