Kelly Shimoda makes handbuilt ceramics, including jewelry, tableware, and sculptural pieces. Her work has a visceral quality, inspired by observations of landscape, the natural world, textiles, and metallic elements. She works with folded contours and free-formed shapes and makes each piece herself by hand. Her Toothy Hanging sculptural pieces evoke bone and stone, and are made of black clay and hemp cord. They can be hung either flat against a wall, or in the open (perhaps under a doorframe) arranged in a three-dimensional pattern. Each hanging is an original piece and varies slightly, reflecting the individual beauty of handbuilt ceramics. The hangings are hardy enough to be hung indoors or out, but care in handling is always recommended.
Shimoda has always enjoyed making things and worked as a photographer before she started working with clay.
+ Measurements provided are the height from top bead to bottom bead, and the width at the widest point.
+ Each hanging is an original, handmade artwork and varies slightly—something we particularly love about these pieces!
+ The hangings can be hung indoors or outdoors. Care in handling is always recommended, and ceramic beads are particularly fragile.
+ All orders for this edition are final sale and not eligible for discount or return.
Black clay and hemp cord