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Ceramic artist Natalya Sots

Beautiful hand made teapot, carved and painted with glaze and under-glaze

Beautiful hand made teapot, carved and painted with glaze and under-glaze. Artwork by ceramic artist Natalya Sots

Schaumburg, Illinois based ceramic artist Natalya Sots is a real fairy, whose force is to revive inanimate objects, such as a conventional cookware. And for this it is not necessary to possess magical powers or enter the cartoon “Beauty and the Beast,” where the cups, saucers and teapots were able to run, sing, talk and dance. Enough to be creatively minded artist in ceramics, whose skillful hands create works of art in which it is difficult to find the same cups, teapots, saucers … Natalya Sots ceramics are enjoyable to look at and fun. All of her work is in earthenware clay, both terracotta and white talc earthenware. The clay gets bisque fired to around 1900 F (cone 05-06), then glaze is applied and the pieces are fired again. All of her work is entirely hand made so even if there are similar pieces, there will be differences.

Beautiful hand made teapot, carved and painted with glaze and under-glaze. Artwork by ceramic artist Natalya Sots

Beautiful hand made teapot, carved and painted with glaze and under-glaze. Artwork by ceramic artist Natalya Sots

Ceramic itself is very warm and pliable material, it is easy to make friends with it, if you know what to expect from both the “raw” material and the finished product. Thus, the approach to the creation of art ware, as well as any other creation of ceramics, should start with a “sketch” of a finished product in the head of master. Then try to get as close as possible to this imaginary ideal. And then the result will be even better than expected.

Beautiful Purple hand made vase with Green Polka Dots. Artwork by ceramic artist Natalya Sots

Beautiful Purple hand made vase with Green Polka Dots. Artwork by ceramic artist Natalya Sots

In the hands of Natalya Sots cups and teapots, milk and oil can are transformed, becoming funny little men, dwarfs wearing funny shoes, birds with long curved beak, or any other nice creatures. They just want to be picked up, lovingly painted by the author, fully functional, painted with food safe glaze and underglaze.

Blue-Turquoise Hand build patchwork teapot. Each piece has its own texture and design. Fully functional, painted with food safe glaze and underglaze. Artwork by ceramic artist Natalya Sots

Blue-Turquoise Hand build patchwork teapot

Each piece has its own texture and design. Fully functional, painted with food safe glaze and underglaze. Artwork by ceramic artist Natalya Sots

Beautiful Blue Vase with Multicolored Polka Dots. Hand made painted with glaze and under-glaze

Beautiful Blue Vase with Multicolored Polka Dots. Hand made painted with glaze and under-glaze

Beautiful hand made bird, carved and painted with glaze and under-glaze

Beautiful hand made bird, carved and painted with glaze and under-glaze

Beautiful hand made bird, carved and painted with glaze and under-glaze

Beautiful hand made bird, carved and painted with glaze and under-glaze

Beautiful hand made bird, carved and painted with glaze and under-glaze

Beautiful hand made bird, carved and painted with glaze and under-glaze

Beautiful hand made bird, carved and painted with glaze and under-glaze

Beautiful hand made bird, carved and painted with glaze and under-glaze

Beautiful hand made cup, carved and painted with glaze and under-glaze

Beautiful hand made cup, carved and painted with glaze and underglaze

Beautiful hand made cup, carved and painted with glaze and under-glaze

Beautiful hand made cup, carved and painted with glaze and under-glaze. Artwork by ceramic artist Natalya Sots

Beautiful hand made cup, carved and painted with glaze and under-glaze

Beautiful hand made cup, carved and painted with glaze and under-glaze. Artwork by ceramic artist Natalya Sots

Beautiful hand made cup, carved and painted with glaze and under-glaze

Beautiful hand made cup, carved and painted with glaze and underglaze. Artwork by ceramic artist Natalya Sots

Beautiful hand made cup, carved and painted with glaze and under-glaze

Beautiful hand made cup, carved and painted with glaze and under-glaze. Artwork by ceramic artist Natalya Sots

Beautiful hand made plate, carved and painted with glaze and under-glaze

Beautiful hand made plate, carved and painted with glaze and underglaze

Beautiful hand made plate, carved and painted with glaze and under-glaze

Beautiful hand made plate, carved and painted with glaze and under-glaze. Artwork by ceramic artist Natalya Sots

Beautiful hand made plate, carved and painted with glaze and under-glaze

Beautiful hand made plate, carved and painted with glaze and under-glaze

Cheshire Cat Teapot

Cheshire Cat Teapot

Cheshire Cat Teapot

Cheshire Cat Teapot

Purple Flower Dinner Bell

Purple Flower Dinner Bell

Sunshine Girl Butter Dish

Sunshine Girl Butter Dish

Sunshine Girl who sits in a cloud. Functional Teacup and teapot. Hand sculpted ceramic teacup and saucer. Painted with food-safe glaze and under-glazes

Sunshine Girl who sits in a cloud. Functional Teacup and teapot. Hand sculpted ceramic teacup and saucer. Painted with food-safe glaze and under-glazes

Sunshine Girl who sits in a cloud. Functional Teacup. Hand sculpted ceramic teacup and saucer. Painted with food-safe glaze and under-glazes

Sunshine Girl who sits in a cloud. Functional Teacup. Hand sculpted ceramic teacup and saucer. Painted with food-safe glaze and underglazes

Whimsical Purple Teapot with Striped Legs,  hand built, carved and painted with glaze and under-glaze. Fully functional

Whimsical Purple Teapot with Striped Legs, hand built, carved and painted with glaze and under-glaze. Fully functional

Whimsical Purple Teapot with Striped Legs

Whimsical Purple Teapot with Striped Legs

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