VISION + PURPOSE
CERAMIC WARE + CARE
Clay Studio's ceramic ware is food safe, created with lead-free glazes and vitrified for everyday use. In terms of food-safety, you want your ceramic ware to be vitrified so the clay does not absorb liquids. Each piece is specified as oven, microwave or dishwasher safe on the product pages.
Hand washing is recommended, and care instructions are included to help preserve your pottery for years to come.
"Vitrification transforms clay from a porous body to a surface bonded to its glass particles at a kiln fire appropriate to the clay's cone. Vitrified clay is water impermeable, making glazed and specified unglazed surfaces functional and water resistant."
JEWELRY + ACCENTS
2018 Porcelain Statements is a saturated contrast of hand-tinted black and white porcelain clay, punctuated with candy-hued cording. You can view the collection here.
COLLABORATIONS + MEDIA
Clay Studio has collaborated with the Blanton Museum of Art, Dougherty Arts Center, E.A.S.T, Faire, Madewell Pop-Ups, independent shops, and Austin's new downtown library.
Clay Studio is a collection of artistic ceramics made in Austin, Texas by Traci Ward. Each studio piece is an expression of clay and curvilinear design.
Inspired by a serendipitous encounter at The Contemporary Art School of Austin, Clay Studio's purpose is to create meaningful pieces that convey a story, and share the art of the process with clay enthusiasts.
LITTLE CLAY WORKBOOK
Little Clay Workbook is a collection of ceramic techniques as told by a resident artist. Many topics include questions asked by new pottery students and is written with easy-to-follow steps, photos of the process, and terminology for aspiring ceramists.
PRODUCTION + SHIPPING
Clay Studio operates on an art production level during its 2018-2019 ceramics residency in Austin, Texas. Designing in small batches affords originality and a touch element that reflects the artist’s hand.
Production time varies by project and is detailed on each product page. Worldwide shipping is available via USPS Priority Mail. Every order is securely packaged, insured, and ships from the ceramics studio within 5 business days.
QUALITY + RETURNS
Clay is strengthened by heat and compression with each kiln fire. It is then inspected for durability and integrity to its function and design.
Sales are final, but if you find a problem with your order, contact email@example.com within 5 days of delivery so we can find a solution.