Hannah Sidner Ceramics 


Welcome

I'm Hannah Sidner and ceramics is my passion. I have a BFA in ceramics and a BSED in art education. I've spent years learning about ceramics and perfecting my craft. I am inspired by the vibrant colors of the mountains in Western North Carolina, where I went to school at Western Carolina University. I now live in and work on my ceramics in a small town nestled between Asheville and Charlotte. I spend my days making work that is filled with love and careful consideration.

Mug Makin'

One of my favorite pieces to make is mugs. Each one is an intimate work of art that connects us in surprising ways. Every mug goes through dozens of steps, from making my clays and glazes, to throwing it on the wheel, trimming a foot for balance, making a handle to hold comfortably, to firing in a kiln, decorating, and firing again, as well as a few other steps to make the magic happen! Its a long process, but I enjoy every step.

It's all in the Glaze

Glazing is the process of decorating the surface of the pots. For the black texture on my pieces, I use dishsoap mixed with underglaze to make "bubbles." For some pieces this technique is free form, and on some I use paper stencils to control the design. The colored portions of my pieces are a mid-range reduction glaze. I've spent two years composing this recipe, and am still working to improve it through vigorous testing, to date I have made over 300 test tiles to find colors and combinations I use on my pieces. The majority of my work is fired in a gas kiln, where the temperature, air flow, and time all factor into the colors you see. Each firing is completely different, as I cannot replicate an atmosphere twice, making each piece one of a kind. 

What our customers are saying

The mug I bought is super durable and well made, I can tell a lot of hard work and care went into making it. The colors are so beautiful, I love my new mug!

Aleah Neider 

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