Jacques Schickel's Collection of sculpted ceramic ornaments
NEW for 2020
I'm excited to introduce "Spot"
Spot captures the spirit of a classic farm dog, cheerful, hardworking and loyal
This little guy is a real gem!
In Feng Shui it is a charm for prosperity.
The great American novelist, Flannery O'Connor, raised them at her home in Milledgeville, Georgia.
The image of peace is appropriate for any time and particularly cherished at Christmas.
Each individually boxed
1.75" x 2.25"
Glazed and decorated white stoneware
Comes with green ribbon in a kraft jewelry box
Of ancient lineage, the fish can feed the multitude and lift the spirits.
Let's face it; giraffes are preposterous. If they didn't actually exist we couldn't believe in them. Aren't we lucky they do.
Christmas is coming and the geese are getting fat; Please put a penny in the old man's hat;
If you haven't got a penny, a ha'penny will do;
If you haven't got a ha'penny, God bless you.
Celebrated in poetry and song and now appearing in ceramic clay, the reindeer says that Christmas is here.
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this and this gives life to thee.-
Buy 5 ornaments and get a 6th one Free.
Buy 10 ornaments get 2 Free... etc. etc.
It's easy, when you place your order let me know in the note section which ornament you want for your free ornament. If you forget, no worries I will email to ask you when I receive the notice of your order.
email : email@example.com
Welcome to Maryhill Clayworks. I am a one-person small business, working from my studio in Freeville, NY.
I make everything you order with the greatest of care, and handle each order individually -- from design, to production
I use only high quality white stoneware clay with a premium white glaze that is smooth and soft to the touch.
All of my work is dishwasher, oven, and microwave-safe.
I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from Boston University, worked as a portrait sculptor for a monument company in Barre, VT, and for 6 years as a product designer for the MacKenzie-Childs pottery company in Aurora, NY.
I was born and raised on a dairy farm in Dryden, NY in the heart of the Fingerlakes’ wine country. I'm the 7th son and 11th child of Marion and Norbert Schickel's 13 children.
From my mother I learned balance, proportion and how to live a beautiful life. From my father I learned about setting goals, dreaming big and taking a chance. From my brothers and sisters I learned to be scrappy, to be kind, and to share.
In 2003 I founded Maryhill Clayworks, named for our dairy farm. My home and studio are located just outside of Ithaca.
My wish is to create beautiful work, which complements and inspires your culinary creations, houses your beautiful bouquets, or celebrates your milestone events.
I invite you to explore my work and to make it your own.
All best wishes, Jacques Schickel