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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.  Please visit Laura’s shop IndigoBirdStudio on Etsy to see more of her work to find out more about this wonderful artist. 

All images via Indigo Bird Studio


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

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

  3. Fabulous, the turtle mug is my favorite!

    always, koru kate

  4. 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. These are beautiful. Love the cute animals 🙂
    xoxo Aimee

  6. These are beautiful. I love pieces that are natural/wildlife inspired.

    Tracy @ http://www.sunnydaystarrynight.com

  7. These are really beautiful and unique – I really like the rhino one, very pretty

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

    Hannah from I am a lifestyle blog

  9. 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!


  10. those are so cool amazing that they are handmade too. thank you for sharing this! xx. gigi. http://www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

  11. I love the “Caged Birds Don’t Sing”, I want it for my kitchen!


  12. i love how unique they are Xo, Megan, http://www.TfDiaries.com

  13. Oh wow, these are so pretty!! Her work is gorgeous.

  14. The bird cups are so cute! 😀

  15. Beautiful!

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

  17. so pretty!!!

  18. 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!

  19. These pieces are so beautiful! I love the combination of whimsical design with such classical craftsmanship 🙂

  20. these are beautiful! i do love the pieces with dogs! 🙂

  21. i like the upside down bat! hahaha

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


  23. Nice. Love the seafood motif in the last pick.


  24. So rad!

  25. Very interesting! Will definitely have a look – thank you for the intro! x

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

  27. Ooh, how special, I like it! It’s very different.

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