Lauren HB Studio

Flock Wall Sculpture for the Home 46 - Lauren HB Studio

$1,125.00 USD
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Pickup available at 13000 Athens Ave

Usually ready in 2-4 days

Inspired by the mesmerizing movement of a flock, this sculpture captures hundreds (or even thousands!) of meticulously handcrafted elements assembled into a captivating formation. Perfect for either your wall or as a striking tabletop centerpiece. Dimensions: 19.5x4x2”

Each Flock piece embodies the beauty of individual elements converging into a greater whole. The intricate process reflects both patience and a dedication to artistry. Countless individual elements are handcrafted with care then assembled one by one, creating a textured and dynamic sculpture. Bring the dynamic energy of a flock into your home.

Pottery Care

Due to the nature of handmade artwork, slight variances in color or marks on the surface are normal. Your pot may appear different than the photograph for this same reason.

All Lauren HB Studio pottery is food safe, dishwasher and microwave safe, unless specified. Dishes can be hand washed as well. Do not microwave artwork with gold or silver luster. Do not put pieces with gold or silver luster in the dishwasher.

Preferred method for cleaning sculptures is dusting off with canned air. You can spray with a cleaning solution, but sse a dust free lint free cloth when wiping. Note that the surface of raw fired porcelain may grab onto minuscule hairs and dust on your cleaning cloth.

FAQ

 

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    When will my package ship?

    3-5 days for the artwork to be shipped Once the artwork is shipped, you will receive a tracking number via email

     

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    Are your products dishwasher & microwave safe?

    Indeed and indeed! Even though hand washing handmade pottery is a pleasant task as it allows you to appreciate the craftsmanship!

     

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    Is your pottery durable?

    It is quite durable. Handle your pottery with care as it can withstand the hands of a toddler (tested).

     

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    Do you offer gift cards?

    Yep! They come in several different values and never expire.

     

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    Can I order glaze samples?

    As of right now you cannot order glaze samples. Please contact me if you would like more images of a particular glaze.

     

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    Are your glazes non-toxic?

    Yep! Our glazes are nontoxic and food safe. None of the bad stuff, only good!

     

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    What firing temps do you use?

    I luster fire to 1392 F (cone 018), bisque fire to 1940 degrees F (Cone 04), and glaze fire to 2160 degrees F (Cone 6). These temperatures vary slightly depending on the speed and the amount of work in the kiln.

     

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    What are cones?

    Cones are a mixture of clay and glaze designed by the ceramics industry to properly measure the correct temperature of a kiln firing. Since the temperature of the air inside the kiln can differ from the temperature of the clay and glazes (think a warm brick wall in the evening), we use these handy cones to gauge the temperature, when the cone that correlates to the temperature of the glaze ‘melts’, we turn off the kiln!

     

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    What kind of clay do you use?

    I use a porcelain casting slip to make all of my pottery. For hand built pieces I use a porcelain clay body.

     

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    Can I visit your studio?

    I love visitors! Please contact me to set up a visit.

     

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    How long does it take to make your work?

    Ceramics is a labor and time intensive medium. I use handmade molds to cast all of my pottery. These molds can take anywhere from 1-2 weeks to design and plaster cast. Then another week to problem solve any slip casting and glaze issues. The process of pouring the mold, firing, glazing, firing, and cleaning the pieces is much shorter, but all in, there’s a good 6-8 weeks of work behind each piece I make.

    Sculptures take anywhere from a day or two and up to 6 months to produce, depending on the scale! Please contact me if you would like to commission public art or sculpture.

     

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    Do you recycle? what do you do with leftover clay & glaze?

    We incorporate a lot of open and closed-loop systems in our processes. When making things in clay, we always reuse any leftover material. We perpetually reconstitute clay. When clay or glazes become contaminated, I save them. I’m working on a closed-loop product to repurpose these materials, releasing in 2024!

    I use mostly new materials for shipping, to protect the pieces, and for insurance. We use all paper products, some designed in our own Northeast Ohio! We don’t dump any clay or glaze waste down the drain; instead, we save in in sink traps to reuse or dispose of properly.

     

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    What inspires you?

    I love the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, which means beauty in imperfection. This goes along with another philosophy that I embrace: amor fati. Amor fati, or love of one’s fate, means everything in life is good and necessary. I translate it as accepting all that happens. And in my studio, I apply both these ideas to my work. I am a flawed imperfect human (as we all are!) and I work on embracing that which I cannot control and accepting the beauty of making with these imperfect hands.

     

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    What is your education background?

    I received my BFA at Bowling Green State University and my MFA from University of Minnesota. I have studied in Florence, as well as taken workshops at awesome craft centers around the country.

     

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    Do you offer international shipping?

    Absolutely! Buyer pays an additional fee for international shipping; please contact me before placing your order to discuss.

     

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    Do you have information about shipping?

    Yes! You can learn more on our Shipping and Care pages.

     

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    Do you sell Wholesale?

    Yes I do! You can order through Faire and Shoppe Object.

     

 

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Claire McBroom

As always Lauren and her team deliver - beautiful pieces expertly packed with eco friendly materials. Thank you for this special gift for a friend!

We appreciate you and your eye for handmade gifts!!