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Northrup King Building

1500 Jackson Street Northeast
Studio 394
Minneapolis, MN
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I am drawn to simple shapes, textures and patterns.  I also love the way working in clay connects me all the way back to early humans.  Most of my work is for the wall where I create installations by arranging individual clay objects.  Just for fun, I have turned some of the shapes I love into rattles and jewelry,  that way you don’t have to commit an entire wall in order to own one of my pieces.

Most recently, I, like so many others, have been concerned about the threat to our earth from climate change and other human caused pressures.  I especially love the boreal forests of Minnesota and the Boundary Waters. “Vanishing Species”,  my recent series of wall pieces honoring the trees and animals of that ecosystem, arose from my opposition to the proposed PolyMet mine on the edge of that precious land.

My wall installations can either be purchased as is ( I provide templates for installation or will arrange to install at your location for a small fee) or they can be commissioned to suit your space.  I love the challenge of designing custom work, so please contact me for a proposal and an estimate.

I often use terra sigillata to seal my surfaces.  Terra sigillata was first used in Ancient Greek pottery, and refers to the practice of suspending very fine clay particles in water and applying that solution to the ceramic surface to create a soft sheen.

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Claudia Poser takes online orders for pickup through this website.

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Vanishing Species link to this group

This group of works was inspired by my concern for the animals of the  boreal forests of northern Minnesota. I felt it important to express my love and fear of loss as that ecosystem is threatened by climate change and proposed mining.

Dragonfly

This tile is made from white clay, hand carved and finished in terra sigillata. It is framed in an 8″ x 8″ shadow box.

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Bat

This tile is made from white clay, hand carved and finished in terra sigillata.  It is framed in an 8″ x 8″ shadow box.

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Frog

This tile is made from white clay, hand carved and finished in terra sigillata.  It is framed in an 8″ x 8″ shadow box.

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Gray Wolf

This gray wolf tile is hand carved from white clay and finished with terra sigillata.  It is framed in a 12 x 12 shadow box.

 

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Beaver

This tile is made from white clay, hand carved and finished in terra sigillata.  It is framed in a 12″ x 12″ shadow box.

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Otters

This otter tile is made from white clay, hand carved and finished in terra sigillata.  It is  framed in a 12″ x 12″ shadow box.

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Ode to the Boreal Forest link to this group

This group of works was inspired by my concern for the trees of the  boreal forests as the forest is threatened.

Birches

9″ x 13″ hand carved white clay tile finished with terra sigillata.  Installed directly on wall with spacers and nails ( provided).

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Fir

9″ x 13″ hand carved white clay tile finished with terra sigillata.  Installed directly on the wall with spacers and nails ( provided).

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Red Pine

9″ x 13″ hand carved white tile finished with terra sigillata.  Installed directly on the wall with spacers and nails ( provided).

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Tamarack

9″x13″ hand carved white tile finished with terra sigillata. Installed directly on the wall with spacers and nails ( provided).

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Jackpine

9″ x 13″ hand carved white clay tile finished with terra sigillata.  Installed directly on the wall with spacers and nails ( provided).

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Black Ash

9″x13″ hand carved white clay tile finished with terra sigillata.  Installed directly on the wall with spacers and nails ( provided).

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Aspen

9″x13″ hand carved white clay tile finished with terra sigillata.  Installed directly on the wall with spacers and nails ( provided).

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Rattles link to this group

These rattles rest in the palm of your hand and contain small clay beads that create a gentle sound.  Use them to ease the transition at the end of a massage, meditation, or prayer, or as a kind way to signal “time’s up” during a meeting.  

Rattle #1

Square rattle –  smooth jade and turquoise crawl glaze – designed to fit into the palm of your hand.

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Rattle #2

Square rattle – designed to fit into the palm of your hand – decorated with turquoise and white crawl glazes and peacock terra sigillata.

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Rattle # 3

Round pod rattle, about 2 and 3/4″ in diameter, nestles in the palm of your hand.  Decorated with turquoise and white crawl glazes and peacock terra sigillata.

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Rattle #4

Round pod-shaped rattle,  about 2 and 3/4″ in diameter, nestles in the palm of your hand. Decorated with turquoise and white crawl glazes and peacock terra sigillata.

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Rattle # 5

Pod-shaped rattle, about 2 and 3/4 ” in diameter, nestles in your hand.  Raised fern pattern in peacock terra sigillata.

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Rattle #6

Egg-shaped rattle, about 2 and 3/4″ in diameter, decorated in light turquoise crawl and peacock terra sigillata.

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Rattle #7

Pod-shaped rattle, 2 and 3/4″ in diameter, with light and dark turquoise crawl glazes.

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Rattle #8

Pod-shaped rattle, 2 and 3/4″ in diameter, with dark turquoise crawl glaze and peacock terra sigillata.

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Rattle #9

Pod-shaped rattle, about 2 and 3/4″ in diameter, decorated with hand-carved fish stamp and background waves, accentuated with blue stain.

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Rattle #10

Pod-shaped rattle, about 2 and 3/4″ in diameter, decorated with hand-carved stamped stars on one side, spirals on the other, accentuated with iron oxide stain.

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Rattle #11

2 and 1/4″ square rattle, nestles in the palm of your hand.  Decorated with dark turquoise crawl glaze and peacock terra sigillata.

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Rattle #12

Pod-shaped rattle, about 2 and 3/4″ in diameter, decorated in light turquoise and jade terra sigillata.

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Rattle # 13

Pod-shaped rattle, about 2 and 3/4″ in diameter, decorated with turquoise and white crawl glazes and peacock terra sigillata.

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Rattle # 14

Egg-shaped rattle, decorated with dark turquoise crawl glaze and peacock terra sigillata.

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Rattle # 15

Pod-shaped rattle, about 2 and 3/4 ” in diameter, decorated with turquoise and white crawl glazes and jade terra sigillata.

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Rattle # 16

Pod-shaped rattle, about 2 and 3/4″ in diameter, raised fern pattern in green terra sigillata finish.

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Rattle # 18

Egg-shaped rattle decorated in turquoise and white crawl glazes with peacock terra sigillata.

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Rattle #19

Egg-shaped rattle, decorated with turquoise and white crawl glazes and jade terra sigillata.

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Pod Necklaces link to this group

Textured and glazed pod jewels! Chains are adjustable.

Pod Necklace #1

Hollow Terra Cotta Neck Pod, 2″ diameter, on an 18inch metal mesh chain

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Pod Necklace #2

It’s spiky! 1 and 1/2″ diameter hollow terra cotta pod, shiny black glaze, on 18 inch mesh metal chain.

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Pod Necklace #3

1 and 1/2″ diameter hollow terra cotta pod with shiny black glaze.

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Pod Necklace #4

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Pod Necklace #5

1 and 1/2″ diameter hollow terra cotta pod with shiny black glaze and 18 inch mesh metal chain.

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Pod Necklace #6

1 and 1/2″ hollow terra cotta pod, green and cream yin yang style, on an 18″ mesh metal chain.

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Pod Necklace #8

1 and 1/2″ pod necklace with 18″ mesh metal chain.

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Pod Necklace #9

Black and white yin yang pod necklace with 18″ mesh metal chain.

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Pod Necklace #10

Earthy terra cotta necklace, 1 and 1/2″ pod on 18″ mesh metal chain.

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Pod Necklace #11

1 and 1/2″ Terra Cotta pod on 18″ mesh chain

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Pod Necklace #12

1 and 1/2″ hollow pod finished in black shiny glaze on an 18″ mesh metal chain.

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Pod Necklace #13

Turquoise yin yang pod, 1 and 1/2″ diameter, on an 18″ mesh metal chain.

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Pod Necklace #14

2″ terra cotta pod necklace in jade, on an 18″ mesh metal chain.

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