Bear Welcome Sign - Handmade Ceramic Animal Plaque by Janet Ontko - Made in USA
Bear Welcome Plaque 8" wide x 10" high x 2" thick The artist's inspiration for this creation comes from her love of nature and nostalgia for vintage ceramic styles. Janet has worked with clay all of her life and enjoys interpreting nature's details creatively. By combining the two together, she has designed distinct ceramic pieces for home and garden. Each piece is handmade in California using century-old techniques. Glazed and kiln-fired, they vary slightly in design and appearance making each one unique. Recycled materials are used whenever possible. Janet designs and creates ceramic plaques for use indoors and out. She makes her own glazes and fires them in a gas kiln. She hand presses clay into the mold, and finishes the back by hand. When the clay is dry enough, the plaque falls out of the mold. She then finishes and trims the sides. They are left to dry completely then glazed and fired. Each one has a plastic coated hanging wire fixed to the back. The style of the plaques are reminisce of the old McCoy, Hull and Roseville styles from the craftsman era.