Custom pieces are an opportunity to collaborate on ideas and preferences to make the piece we both envision.
Most pieces are slab built from mid-range porcelain, and all surface drawing and painting is hand-drawn with stains and glazes. Examples of past and current custom work include:
- tiles (individual or multiples/series)
with custom imagery for walls and panels
- urns for people and pets
- tribute vases/vessels for individuals or organizations
with custom shape and imagery
- wall plates/plaques for anniversaries,
"Your work reflects an honest and direct appreciation of nature (you capture the shapes of plants and animals that makes them both important and endearing--without sentimentality or triteness). The works we have in our home give us so much pleasure."
"Thanks again for all...talent, packing skills, and warm hospitality! Already hung on wall; grouping looks fabulous! Ended up rearranging the furniture to accommodate the Laurie Shaman wall!"
"I received the plate and it is beautiful! You are so talented! It goes so well with the other two pieces, and we plan to hang it tonight."
"My friend was so delighted with the mug. She had broken her long-time favorite coffee cup...and she immediately declared this one its successor as the favorite vessel of comforting caffeine."
"I LOVE the tile--send it quickly! Can't tell you how much I love your work. Thanks so much for your attentiveness to my wishes."