okay, i heart etsy.com because of all the cool stuff i can find that are handmade by artisans!
well, i found amanda and her beautiful creation. her porcelain creation are absolutely beautiful and beyond words to describe. i had her create a custom order for me for a friend's wedding.
i really love her fish so i emailed her about an idea of the two fish who found each other among other fishes in the sea. and with that in mind she created this piece.
she uses fine english grolleg porcelain ( pure white kaolin from england ... primary clay used in many porcelain formulations to get a translucent and plasticity texture) hand-thrown on wheel. then she draws freehand using a porcupine quill revealing layers of handmade red colored slip. it is then fired to cone 10 ... at 2380 degrees F! the glaze she uses are food-safe, dishwasher-safe and microwave-safe.
she is just wonderful to work with.
i am definitely going back for more custom creation!
check out her other cool creation at yogagoat.etsy.com