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Some of my handmade clay work for fish and aquariums
« on: January 07, 2013, 07:22:38 pm »
I am a long time potter who makes discus breeding cones, pleco/catfish caves, planting dishes for live plants in a tank, and other clay work.  I enjoy doing special orders.  If you want something special and can describe and or show me in a picture, I will try to make it.  I have several colors of clay I use, terra cotta, white, both swirled together, black, tan and brown.  I also offer items glazed.  All glazes are made by me, no lead, and are completely water safe.  They are all food grade glazes and are fired to over 2000 degrees.

If you see something you like in these pictures, you can send me a pm here.   Or email me, my address is in my profile.  I accept paypal, and use FedEx or USPS for shipping, which ever is most economical for where you live and how heavy the box is.  I offer a quantity discount if a person orders several items.  I will attach some pictures here and in posts to follow.  Thank you for allowing me to be a sponsor here!
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Re: Some of my handmade clay work for fish and aquariums
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 07:29:00 pm »
More pics of some of my work

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Re: Some of my handmade clay work for fish and aquariums
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2013, 07:33:57 pm »
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Re: Some of my handmade clay work for fish and aquariums
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2013, 07:41:50 pm »
Wow, great work..those are nice!!...  ;D....I'm definately going to need some of those cones to try.
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Re: Some of my handmade clay work for fish and aquariums
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2013, 07:46:24 pm »
I agree with you there Jon.  Have to get some of them...  Barb what do you charge for your work?
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Re: Some of my handmade clay work for fish and aquariums
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2013, 07:48:29 pm »
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Re: Some of my handmade clay work for fish and aquariums
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2013, 07:52:49 pm »
Very nice pieces!  The fish sculptures are really cute. The planters are great also.  Love your stuff.

Can you include a price list? 
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Re: Some of my handmade clay work for fish and aquariums
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2013, 07:56:27 pm »
Whew, it is work getting these posted correctly.  Sorry they are not all together and with prices attached.  I have more pics to attach but those will be later on.
Prices are very reasonable.  Cones are in 3 sizes, 9" ($14), 12" ($18) and 16" for Altums or large discus $24.  Unglazed

Add $10 to each cone price for glaze.  Much more work in them.

Caves are $8 for simple ones, up to $20 for large huts, most are $10.

Angelfish and Discus wall decor are $15, clear glaze and hanger on back

My new design called "flat cone" is $9, and hangs by fish line or sits on bottom against glass wall, has lip to catch falling eggs/fry

Planting dishes/bowl in all shapes and sizes to hold sand/gravel and live plants to beautify barebottom tanks or sitting on gravel.  $10-20 for most sizes.  Hole(s) in base of dish.  They work great.

Everything I make is my own design, I make my own patterns.

Just ask for more info.  Thanks folks!
Barb
« Last Edit: January 07, 2013, 08:01:11 pm by Barb »

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Re: Some of my handmade clay work for fish and aquariums
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2013, 08:43:10 pm »
A couple pics of my booth at the North American Discus Assoc. convention in Atlanta June 2012.  Liz was there too!
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Re: Some of my handmade clay work for fish and aquariums
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2013, 09:15:45 pm »
That is some fantastic looking stuff you've got there Barb.  When the weather breaks and I can start moving some fish, (ie "Have money to spend"), I'll be looking for some of those planting dishes.  Do you make those in a dark color as well?  Thank you for being a web site sponsor!

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Re: Some of my handmade clay work for fish and aquariums
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2013, 08:21:57 am »
Showing your table all set up really gives us a good idea of how exceptional your work is. I'm beginning to visualize a tank with "accessories" that will compliment the beauty and colors of discus. Even the glazed pleco caves are too cute.

Now I don't feel so bad about tearing down my planted angel tank. Your creations and Liz holding my hand through the discus acquisition process is looking like fun.
« Last Edit: January 08, 2013, 08:25:27 am by PaulineMi »
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Re: Some of my handmade clay work for fish and aquariums
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2013, 10:26:51 am »
Thanks Dennis and Pauline, yes I do make caves in all colors of clay.  Will be making some black and dark brown ones in the coming month.  The glazed hut caves in the convention pic were all sold in the first few minutes of the opening of the salesroom.  Guess I better make more of them.  I am still recovering from shoulder surgery on Dec 12, it will be a few more weeks until I get back to clay work.  But I do have some caves on hand now, and a few glazed cones.  And Angel and Discus wall art. 
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Re: Some of my handmade clay work for fish and aquariums
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2013, 11:27:05 am »
It all looks great Barb! I too would like to try a cone for angels. And I ready liked the slate with a catch all at the bottom.
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Re: Some of my handmade clay work for fish and aquariums
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2013, 11:41:48 am »
It all looks great Barb! I too would like to try a cone for angels. And I ready liked the slate with a catch all at the bottom.

Yep, that caught my eye too....neato ;D
Jon

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Re: Some of my handmade clay work for fish and aquariums
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2013, 06:45:27 pm »
PM sent.  :)
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