About markcampbellceramics

One of my earliest memories I have was when I was in kindergarden. Our big assignment was a pinch pot. My love for clay started there. I have been actively making things out of clay ever since. If you do not believe me, ask my Mom! I moved up to Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA in 1985. My major at the time was fisheries, but I was certainly a closet art major. The only fisheries class I took was tropical aquarium management! I eventually switched majors. I have a degree from Humboldt State University in art teaching 1992. My emphasis in college was ceramics. I studied under Louis Marak, Keith Schneider, Jim Crawford, and even Michael Lucero. I consider myself a studio potter. I have a small studio at my house and more or less work in seclusion. Thankfully for the internet, I have hundreds of clay buddies that I communicate with daily. I love to make functional pottery that is thought provoking. Everything I make has some kind of playful element. I think of each piece I make as more than some kind of vessel, and even try to make each pot tell its own story. It brings me a lot of joy to know now that my work has made it all over the United States as well as a few other countries. My influences come from a lot of places. I am always looking at things that give me a lot of ideas and inspirations. My largest influence with my sculptures comes from Michael Lucero and Pablo Picasso. Beatrice Wood would be another one of my favorites, as I love folk art too! . I fire from a range of cone 06 to cone 5. All of my cook ware, bowls, cups, or plates are lead free and food safe. All is microwave and dishwasher safe as well. I hope you like my work and would love any feedback that is given! Even if you do not buy anything, I would love to hear from you with your opinion. Also, I am willing to do just about any custom work you might be looking for. I can do any size, shape, color, or have something painted on a piece if you wish. If you would like to see more pictures of my work, click on this facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mark-Campbell-Ceramics/207273775986073 This is a link to my online shop on Etsy

1 gallon fermenting crock with Autumn Crawl Glaze.

Photo post by @toocooked.

Source: 1 gallon fermenting crock with Autumn Crawl Glaze.

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Carboys

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Carboys

This one gallon wheel thrown ceramic carboy is perfect for your brewing needs. Whether it is a small batch of hard cider, wine, mead, or beer this vessel serves at both art and function. It will add some color and style any where you put t!

I made this carboy on my potters wheel. After the first firing, I hand painted the jug with a golden brown glaze and a glaze called rain forest green. I used the a clear gloss glaze on the inside. All materials used to make this are lead free and food safe.

It is actually bigger than 1 gallon as it is less than 1 cup from being 5 quarts. It measure 11 inches tall and 7 inches wide without the airlock on it.

Please note that the rubber stopper fits really well, but the inside neck of the carboy and the stopper must be dry of water or the stopper will want to pop out. Just make sure it is dry and push and turn the stopper to get it in the jug and you are good!

Click on this picture and it will take you directly to this item in my online shop to view other pictures of it.

Fermenting crocks

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Fermenting crocks

I have been making fermenting crocks for the last 6 months. It started out as a favor for a friend to make one but now it has become a passion of mine. I am now fermenting all kinds of things in these crocks. I am always making pickles, sauerkraut, kimchi, and hot sauce to name a few. To see these fermenting crocks as well as kombucha and vinegar crocks that I have available can be seen by simply clicking on the picture. You will be sent to the crock section of my online shop.

I have sent these crocks all over the world now. Some very well known fermanters have been giving me some great reviews too! Sandot Katz, author of Wild Fermentation and the Art of Fermentation had this to say:
oh my god! it’s gorgeous. the most unique crock in my collection. thank you. i will certainly enjoy it.
sandor

Jennifer Mcgruther, author of the Nourished kitchen had this to say:

A Hand-Made Fermentation Crock

Okay, okay, so this isn’t technically a last-minute gift, but it’s one you’ll absolutely love. I adore fermentation, wrote a whole video class on fermentation, and featured a chapter on fermentation in my cookbook. While mason jars and the like are perfect for newcomers to fermentation, having the right equipment can make a huge difference in the quality of fermented foods you produce – reducing the likelihood of cross-contamination by stray microbes and molds. For this reason, I cherish my crocks which are specifically designed for fermentation.

My favorite among my three crocks is a handmade fermentation crock produced by a potter out of California who sells his wares on Etsy. His fermentation crocks are made-to-order, come with weights, and the small ones hold 2 quarts and are priced at about $65. I LOVE mine.
http://nourishedkitchen.com/last-minute-mothers-day-gifts/

Kombucha crocks

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Kombucha crocks

I have recently been making kombucha crocks. Kombucha is a fermented tea that has many fantastic health benefits. Being a great source of probiotics is one of them. To see some of my continuous brew crocks as well as some fermenting crocks, To see some of the styles I have available, they can be seen by simply clicking on this picture.