MsElaineousPottery can be purchased directly from me, Elaine Klapproth.
Select items are also available at:
Carolina Decor and More
Topsail Art Gallery
both located in Surf City, NC
Scoops Doodles and Gift Baskets in Hampstead, NC.
A selection of mugs can be found at Courthouse Coffee in Burgaw, NC.
Elaine Klapproth is Ms. Elaine. I love making pottery - not just one type of pot over and over, not just one color. I enjoy variety, miscellaneous shapes, colors, and challenges...hence MsElaineousPottery!
I love glazes. The greatly anticipated results from chemical reactions in the kiln....the minerals, oxidation, and reduction all play a part, guided by the artist but not completely controlled.
My first exposure to clay was as a child exploring deposits in the creeks of the Cincinnati, Ohio area.
Earning a BS in Chemistry from Purdue University, I pursued my interest in the science of chemical reactions.
Years later as a resident of Hampstead, NC I rekindled my interest in the ceramic arts.
My influences are as varied as my life's experiences and travels. Forms, colors and shapes - giant California redwoods, Tlingit ceremonial masks, Costa Rican rainforests, or Galapagos wildlife. All have had an impact on me and my art.
Coastal Carolina Clay Guild