Let the outside in

These hand built and hand illustrated sculptured pieces by Laura Peters are made from porcelain slabs and stoneware clay. Each one is meticulously created by hand, so no two are alike. Many of the pieces are fired traditionally in a raku kiln. For those of you are don’t know–a raku is an ancient Japanese ceramic firing process. Laura also uses stamps and press molds made from shells, leaves and other natural items to embellish her sculptures, however she never uses decals or transfers of any kind. A variety of glazing processes are used, including white crackle glazing and under glazing. I just love the life like yet whimsical feel to the animals in her pieces. From vases to mugs, to sculptures , to a five piece sake set these pieces are not only beautiful but they are also functional. They make wonderful gifts–especially for the animal love in your life. And true to the spirit of the creatures in her work–nothing goes to waste. Laura even makes jewelry from the unfortunate pieces of broken pottery. ย Please visit Laura’s shop IndigoBirdStudio on Etsy to see more of her work to find out more about this wonderful artist.ย 

All images via Indigo Bird Studio


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  1. July 24, 2013 / 1:09 pm

    wow these pieces are so cool and unique. the bird vase is my fave.
    — jackie @ jade and oak

  2. July 24, 2013 / 1:58 pm

    What great attention to detail! These are so raw, intricate and beautiful! I love that no two are alike.

  3. July 24, 2013 / 2:18 pm

    Fabulous, the turtle mug is my favorite!

    always, koru kate

  4. July 24, 2013 / 2:22 pm

    It’s so cool that these are one of a kind! They would definitely make great gifts!

    No I had plans tonight so I’m won’t be going to the Lucky event. I’m assuming you are. Have fun!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  5. July 24, 2013 / 2:32 pm

    These are beautiful. Love the cute animals ๐Ÿ™‚
    xoxo Aimee

  6. July 24, 2013 / 3:29 pm

    Beautiful! Especially the rhino. She is obviously very talented. Thanks for sharing!

    Hannah from I am a lifestyle blog

  7. July 24, 2013 / 3:38 pm

    I absolutely LOVE these. Like love love love love love these. I think we are going to need a piece for our new bathroom. Shopping time!


  8. July 25, 2013 / 2:27 am

    The bird cups are so cute! ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. July 25, 2013 / 2:57 am

    Goodness, these are just the most exquisite things! I love how dense the clayware looks, but the illustrations are so delicate!

  10. July 25, 2013 / 3:29 am

    so pretty!!!

  11. July 25, 2013 / 4:19 am

    These are so special and unique! Thanks for sharing!

    Also, I contacted Chelsea about the ONA bag giveaway, and she says that she doesn’t see your name in the entires – so sorry about the malfunction, would love for you to try again!

  12. July 25, 2013 / 8:20 am

    These pieces are so beautiful! I love the combination of whimsical design with such classical craftsmanship ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. July 25, 2013 / 1:48 pm

    these are beautiful! i do love the pieces with dogs! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. July 25, 2013 / 5:31 pm

    These are pretty! I’ve checked out the store and she has one with a monkey on it. Yay!


  15. July 25, 2013 / 9:34 pm

    So rad!

  16. July 26, 2013 / 9:53 am

    These are so pretty and very nice at the same time. Special and unique. Love the animals.

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