Fire Escape does Custom Pottery pieces:
Have you got creative ideas about your home decor items? Maybe you've been looking for that perfect something but you just can't find it? Our studio is very experienced in taking a ceramic art project from idea to reality. We can collaborate as much as you feel comfortable with, by either doing the whole project or just getting it to a stage where you can paint your totally unique item. And, the best part is, the price doesn't have to be out of this world. We like to keep our prices comparable to craft market rates.
Check out our gallery of projects bellow to see some ideas.
Maureen's Pioneer Style Jug and Basin
Maureen and Ed came to the studio with the idea of doing a decorative Pioneer Style Jug and Basin. We came up with some concept sketches and then made a couple of styles to choose from on the pottery wheel. After a colour consultation and more concept drawings of how the butterflies were going to be positioned. We painted the pieces for them, and before final firing had Maureen back in to check on any corrections. They were very happy to see their final piece a few weeks later!
Pair of Pupper Teapots
Leslie got inspired to have our studio make a pair of pupper teapots - as a present for her daughter - when she saw our original British bulldog teapot. Once Leslie sent us the reference photos for the two dogs, we got started by casting our small one cup teapot. We modified the piece by adding the snout and building it out and giving the lid some ears. When things looked right we fired to bisque and then did the paint work to match the colours and markings of the dogs. Special bonus feature: because they pour out the nose you can fill two cups at one time!
Our resident artist got an email from a family asking us if we could recreate a mug that had been painted in our studio about a decade ago. The dad of the family had accidentally broken the original mug and he was heart broken. Our artist produced a preliminary sketch, made the basic form on the wheel, and then did the heart emboss. Once it was fired to bisque, the now adult children, took over in painting it, just like the original!
Dad's Broken Heart Mug
Tracy's Cheeky Biker Gnomes
Tracy is a regular studio visitor to our studio who shared her vision of doing a pair of Biker Gnomes as a prank for a friend of hers. Our resident studio artists absolutely loves to do humorous things and was totally in to the idea. She modified a pair of our existing gnomes and these fun little garden accesories were the result. Tracy later painted them.