Stoneflower Pottery & Tin - About Elaine Hardman

Stoneflower Pottery & Tin

Wellsville, New York

Microwave Safe, Dishwasher Safe, Lead-Free Pottery

Stoneware clay stamped with a flower -
tagged with a story by Elaine Hardman

Food safe - dishwasher safe - microwave safe

And now - jewelry and sculpture in metals -
check earring and whimsey pages.

Email elaine (at)stoneflowerpottery.com     Phone: 585 808 0385

Studio visits by appointment. Studio discount applies.

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---------------------- Show schedule 2015 ------------------------

I’m always open by appointment so feel free to call 585-808-0385 or send an email.

Alfred, Hot Dog Day. That was in April but it will happen again next April.

Wellsville Balloon Rally Show. That’s over too. It was in July.

Arts At The Gardens, Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion, Canandaigua, NY, on August 15 & 16

28th Annual Allegany Artisans Studio Tour

******************* New this year is an early-bird evening opening on Friday October 16 from 5 to 8 *************************

Then the Studio Tour will continue with the usual hours from 10 to 5 on Saturday and Sunday, October 17 & 18
at my studio - 3180 Riverside Drive, Wellsville, NY 14895

Jim will be in our dining room with his pins and mirrors while I will be in the kitchen and yellow room with my pottery and jewelry and goodness knows what else. Stop by for brownies, cider and shopping. Christmas gift bags for your pottery purchases on request.

We will have refreshments and a raffle for $50 gift certificate good at any participating Allegany Artisan studio so bring your mailing labels and enter at every studio you visit.

Houghton Arts and Craft Show, on the Houghton College Campus in Houghton, NY. Date in November.

---------------------- Hope to see you ------------------------

Commissions and special orders accepted if you aren't in a hurry.
Studio open by appointment any time 585-808-0385.


Earrings are at LaGra Salon and Day Spa and at Julie's Cottage in Wellsville.

For a short time in the fall, work will be at the Alfred Area Artisans Gallery, across from the Alfred Village Post Office, on Saturday and Sunday from 2- and on First Friday evenings.

 

I've always called it StoneFlowerPottery. Since 1973 I've signed my pottery with this flower stamp (a button in its former life).

It's stoneware clay stamped with a flower and tagged with a story. Carefully made from balls of clay. Each object is purposefully formed by hand on my messy wheel head.

This is how my hands often look while at work. The lump of clay shown here is how most everything starts.

 

After a thrown pot sets up, dries a bit, gets a little hard, I turn it upside downon the wheel head and work on forming the foot. A sponge makes the foot clean and smooth.

 

I often give away pottery and ususally forget to get photos of the winners but here are 2 recent winners.

 

This happy couple won a blue bowl donated to the Sonnenberg Garden, Arts at the Garden 2015 show. The bowl they won was already packed up so the gentelman held another blue bowl for the picture. They were thrilled and so was I. I give away a lot of pottery and it's rare that I hear from anyone who wins it. Glad it was them. They look pretty pleased.
Earring materials in colorful bits.

Handforming metals for wall pieces or sculpture.

 

Punching a 1/1" hole in copper to prepare to insert a 1/1" eyelet.
An earring bowl. Earrings hang on the outside and bracelets can go inside.

My Yellow Room is the pottery storage area. Call for an appointment any time. Studio prices are somewhat lower than gallery prices. Seasonal gift wrap often available.

Handmade Earrings with pure niobium wires. Niobium is a non-reactive wire, a material often used for surgical implants because it is non-irritating. It is often mentioned with titanium which has similar uses but is somewhat softer. All earrings are one of a kind.

   

Other links:

Amazing glass work - Stephen Edwards www.StephenDeeEdwards.com

Let Sean build your home www.HylandTimberFraming.com

For handmade silver jewelry with Celtic roots- Steve Walker at www.WalkerMetalSmiths.com

For hand carved wood, again with Celtic designs - Alec at www.celtic-woodcraft.com

Meredith and Kristin are soap makers and bag makers who offer their work at www.greencirclegrove.com

Susan Parrish makes sculptural teapots and more with found objects. See Susan at www.susanparrishart.com

My friend Norma Messing has work at www.pottersguildnj.org

See historic collections at ceramicsmuseum.alfred.edu

Peg Cherre - www.SecondWindJewelry.com – jewelry and weaving in a comfy, country home

Dick Lang - www.rslangpottery.com, www.vasefinder.com, www.corriecroft.com - tailored clay work

Betsy Orlando - www.orlandoforge.com/Betsy_Orlando.htm - art dolls of imagination and fabric, knitting, felting, handmade paper

Marcia VanVlack - www.ArtilesVanVlack.com

Teapots to topple your idea of teapots see Eugenia Meltzer- www.eugeniafrithmeltzerceramics.com

Sculpture sized from table top to hill top -Glenn Zweygardt www.glennzweygardt.com

Watercolors by David Dean - www.artbydavedean.com

Carefully crafted teacups and vases - Mark Corwine www.markcorwine.com

Carved functional pottery - Nancy Petrillo www.AStonesThrowPottery.com

Western themed handcarved work - Bob Chaffee – www.CarvingsByChaffee.com

Funky and colorful paintings - Kristy Hall - www.KristyHallartwork.com

You never know what Hanna will make -Hanna Juekoff www.HannaJuekoff.com

Drawings and paintings - Shelia Kalkbrenner www.shelialynnkart.com

Watercolors and children's books - Susan Williams Beckhorn www.SusanWilliamsBeckhorn.com

Furniture that grew from trees - Fred Beckhorn www.NaturalFormFurniture.com

All kinds of art based on nature -Sarah Phillips www.AuntiesPlaceArtStudio.com

Paintings that make ordinary objects shine with importance - Hope Zaccagni - www.hopezaccagni.com

Pottery - Linda Ross - www.CreekBedPottery.com

Jennifer Acomb - sites.google.com/site/jacombcustomjewelry

Lyndsay Himes Burr - www.etsy.com/shop/ellebeejewelry - variety in silver

Peter Toracca www.torraca.net/gems

Ken Kirschner AlleganyHills.com - furniture

Dutch Hill Pottery - www.DutchHillPottery.com - see Greg's fish

 

Slideshow Throwing Demonstration - A Powerpoint presentation

 

Technology moves ahead - Find me on Facebook StoneFlowerPottery - I post images of new work and of work in progress as well as links to other interesting work.

I irregularly keep a blog of our travels and have been adding the Story Jar columns to it with photos included - keylesspiano.blogspot.com.

 

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