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Bradley  Birkhimer

Since 2006, I have been creating one of a kind, wood, soda, and gas fired ceramics for exhibition and the home.

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Bradley  Birkhimer Bradley Birkhimer  - Tea Pot - Crimson Laurel Gallery

Tea Pot
Ceramic
10 x 6 x 4 in
$ 189.00
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Bradley  Birkhimer Bradley Birkhimer  - Tea Pot - Crimson Laurel Gallery
Tea Pot
Ceramic    
10 x 6 x 4 in
$ 189
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Bradley  Birkhimer Bradley Birkhimer  - Lidded Casserole - Crimson Laurel Gallery
Lidded Casserole
Ceramic    
8.5 x 9 x 9 in
$ 145
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Bradley  Birkhimer Bradley Birkhimer  - Lidded Casserole - Crimson Laurel Gallery
Lidded Casserole
Ceramic    
9 x 10 x 10 in
$ 160
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Bradley  Birkhimer Bradley Birkhimer  - Lidded Casserole - Crimson Laurel Gallery
Lidded Casserole
Ceramic    
9 x 12 x 9 in
$ 160
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Bradley  Birkhimer Bradley Birkhimer  - Lidded Jar - Crimson Laurel Gallery
Lidded Jar
Ceramic    
10 x 6 x 6 in
$ 125
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Bradley  Birkhimer Bradley Birkhimer  - Tea Pot with 4 Cups - Crimson Laurel Gallery
Tea Pot with 4 Cups
Ceramic    
7.5 x 5.5 x 7.5 in
$ 255
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Bradley  Birkhimer Bradley Birkhimer  - Vase- Crimson Laurel Gallery
Vase
Ceramic    
8 x 5 x 4 in
$ 92
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Bradley  Birkhimer Bradley Birkhimer  - Vase - Crimson Laurel Gallery
Vase
Ceramic    
11.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 in
$ 140
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Bradley  Birkhimer Bradley Birkhimer  - Lidded Jar - Crimson Laurel Gallery
Lidded Jar
Ceramic    
8 x 4 x 4 in
SOLD
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Bradley  Birkhimer

Bradley Birkhimer

Bradley Birkhimer Description

Since 2006, I have been creating one of a kind, wood, soda, and gas fired ceramics for exhibition and the home. My studio is now located in Manassas, VA.  I also specialize in full service kiln repair and ceramic equipment for schools, local potters, senior centers, and art centers in the VA, DC, MD, WV, and DE. I have taught at Hood College and Workshouse Art Center locally as well as Penland School of Crafts and Touchstone Center for Crafts.

Currently I have been showing my wood and soda fired work in exhibitions and galleries. My work is fired to 2370 degrees Fahrenheit and most glazes are sprayed with baking soda to enhance colors and surface textures.  This emulates the wood fired surfaces and allows for more consistent results.  All of the pottery is made with my personal white stoneware blend, custom ash and mottled glazes.

Pagodas and temples have been my main inspiration and study while I lived in China.  These experiences have given me a framework for my work through a fusional abstractions of pagodas, western utilitarian ceramics, and Christian temple motifs.

  • Cone 10
  • I use my own developed white stoneware clay
  • Soda firing, flashing slips, underglaze, ash glazes, and mottled glazes
  • My work is safe for the modern kitchen (food, dishwasher, oven, microwave)
  • I use throwing, handbuilding, altering, and slip casting techniques.
  • I use porcelain slip, flashing slips, underglaze, and raw oxides

 

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