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The stunning and unique patterned ceramics of Erika Novak and Drew Darley

Erika Novak and Drew Darley, aka Round Trip Clayworks, are an American couple of ceramic artists based in Connecticut. Drew is specializing in crystalline glazes and bottle forms, and Erika takes inspiration from a mix of art deco, mid-century modern, art nouveau design to create her stunning hand-carved patterns and decorations, featured in this selection.

Every piece of pottery is hand thrown on a potter’s wheel and carved or finished with extra attention to detail. The pieces are glazed with one-of-a-kind high-fire crystalline or stoneware glazes. From mugs to vases every piece is completely unique and attains the highest level of craftsmanship. Drew specializes in Crystalline glazes and bottle forms. All his glazes are meticulously formulated and mixed by hand in small batches. Drew is inspired by form and shape while throwing on the wheel. Erika specializes in hand carved patterns and decorations. There is a vibrancy that is at once ornate and down to earth. Erika pulls influences from a mix of art deco, mid-century modern, art nouveau design, and a touch of seventies retro kitsch. Many pieces both artists have a part in making.

Erika Novak and Drew Darley

More info: Website, Instagram.

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