Fancy Porcelain Mug – Fish

By Irina Okula dba CLAY SHARDS, Irina Okula



1 in stock

This ceramic mug is food safe, microwave oven and dishwasher safe. This pottery is made from porcelain clay on a potter's wheel. After glazing, it is fired in an electric kiln to 2345 °F.

Ceramic (Porcelain)

4 x 4 x 5 inches

About the artist

Irina was born in Wolfen, Germany during WWII. The US Army brought her father and family with other scientists and engineers to West Germany. She lived on an army base in Landshut, Bavaria. In 1948, her father was brought to Wright Patterson Air Force base in Ohio and Irina, her mother, and brother came to Dayton, OH in 1949. She knew from an early age that she had a talent for art. She grew up in St. Louis, MO, and received a BA in art from Fontbonne College. After teaching for a few years, she went to graduate school. She studied with Jack Cannon and Dan Anderson at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville and received an MFA in ceramics. She then started a pottery studio in Marlboro, MA. After marriage and raising two children in Ipswich, MA, she took art courses at the Boston Museum School, and then started a teaching career at The Governor’s Academy, Byfield, MA and continued doing her own work in clay. In 2004 she started her own pottery business, CLAY SHARDS. She still loves clay and never gets bored with it and continually learns new and fascinating things about the medium. Irina received the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2012. The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers recognizes her as an outstanding educator whose dedication, commitment, and guidance are represented by student work selected for national honors. In 2018 and 2015, she received the Excellence in Ceramics Award at the Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington, D.C....Read MoreRead Less
Media: Ceramic
Category: Home/Decor, Home/Kitchen

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