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The handmade difference

Posted by Deborah Babcock on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, In : Techniques 
A while back one of my customers gave me some feedback on a mug she had purchased from me that almost made me cry, it was so touching. She had purchased one of my handmade cups for a friend of hers who was losing her eyesight. She wanted her friend to have a coffee mug that she could tell by feel was her own one. Because my pieces are handmade, one at a time, each one has a different feel from the not-exactly-round shape to the way the handle fits in your fingers to the way I decorate pieces ...
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Making Sprouts

Posted by Deborah Babcock on Thursday, February 23, 2012, In : Techniques 

In addition to being a ceramic artist, I am also a Colorado Master Gardener, having gone through a series of classes through Colorado State University held here in the Steamboat Springs area. That is likely why you see botanical themes in many of my pottery works.

The series of vases that I call Sprout (and have numbered in the order in which each one was made) is a case in point. It's very organic and looks like something that might pop through the soil in a garden. It starts out as a typical...

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About Me


Deborah Babcock I am a studio potter who works in porcelain and stoneware creating one of a kind, functional pottery including whimsical teapots and tea cups, bowls, casseroles, plates, tumblers, platters, vases and tiles. I have studied under such renowned potters as Clary Illian, Lorna Meaden, Chris Gustin, Steven Hill, Diana Fayt, Meira Mathison, Sylvie Granitelli, Julia Galloway, Bonnie Seeman, Sarah Jaeger, and Sandi Pierantozzi. From each of these wonderful artists, I usually take away a new technique or way of creating that I then incorporate into my own pottery voice. In addition to my pieces here on Etsy, you can see my work in person at several galleries and gift shops around the country including: Art Mart, Boulder, CO Concepts of Art, Lenox, MA Everything Natural, Clarks Summit, Pa The Artists' Den in Valparaiso, Indiana Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery, Mesquite, NV Split Rock Gallery, St. George, UT Stone Creations Home Decor, Sedona, AZ Island Artworks, Ocarcoke, NC WabiSabi Home, Sullivan's Island, SC Luminaria, Antwerp, Belgium I am a founding member of the Steamboat Clay Artisans and work with this group on an annual Soup Bowl Supper fundraiser, a holiday sale, summer farmer's market, and educational programs. If you're ever in Steamboat -- we have a great ski mountain and wonderful hiking trails -- please stop into my studio/gallery and say hi. In March 2013, my pottery was featured on the e-commerce publication of Better Homes and Gardens. Also, my work is featured in Best Of America Pottery and Woodworking Artists & Artisans Vol.1 by Kennedy Publishing. And it is featured in the November 2010 issue of AARP magazine. And in April 2009 I was one of the speakers at the national clay conference (NCECA) in Phoenix talking about online selling.