Photo Essay: A Studio Visit with Practical Art artisan Annette Weaver of Phoenix, AZ

Recognize this work?

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Many of our customers do.  Local artist Annette Weaver has built quite the following for her botanical-inspired pottery since delving into the craft full-time in 2000.  The highly-textural, multi-colored zinnias that dot the surface of her wheel-thrown clay forms create her most recognizable motif.  And, yes folks, she does it all: everything from expertly shaping a wedge of B-mix white clay on the wheel, to the carving of the surface details, and finally the hand-painting of the colored engobes that add the vibrancy and additional texture to the organic imagery. But what do you need to hear about it from me for, when you can see the whole process below. Enjoy the visual journey!

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Check out more of Annette’s work on our web store, or better yet, see the whole bouquet of functional, lush ceramics in person at the shop any day of the week!

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5070 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602-264-1414
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