Fired Up: Elise Killer-Migliore’s Ceramics

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For Elise Killer-Migliore, making ceramics is as much about pragmatism as it is about “creating something beautiful and useful from the earth.” Working out of Kingston Ceramics Studio, Killer-Migliore has created Sour Baby Ceramics, a line of small-scale stoneware products, both thrown and hand-built, that explore spherical and circular shapes along with earthy colors, often applied in stripes or using crackled or speckled glazes. There are whimsical round-bowled ceramic spoons with hand-rolled, looped handles; half-circle and partitioned-circle plates; donut-shaped single-stem vases; as well as incense burners, ring holders, cups and mugs, finger bowls, bread plates, soap holders, and planters. 

“I make almost exclusively practical pieces. I think this comes from having to move around a lot in the past few years and not wanting to have to deal with moving or with [having] a lot of stuff,” says Killer-Migliore, who moved to Ulster County from New York City. “My inspiration comes from all over—other makers, hikes, things that I find myself wishing I had in my own home.” 

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all for sale!! ⁣ ⁣ comment or DM to buy. shipping is *not* included. see following for pricing — ⁣ ⁣ 1️⃣ ice cream bowls – set for $30⁣ *SOLD* 2️⃣ eggshell oval dish (sm. crack) – pay what you want *SOLD*⁣ 3️⃣ long incense holders (1 slate / 1 butter) – pay what you want ⁣*BOTH SOLD* 4️⃣ wabi sabi catch-all’s – *BOTH SOLD* pay what you want ⁣ 5️⃣ lrg. wall pocket in eggshell – $28⁣ 6️⃣ trinket dishes – pay what you want⁣ *ALL SOLD* 7️⃣ sm. wall pocket in rawhide – $20⁣ *SOLD* 8️⃣ set of 4 sauce dishes – $35 *SOLD*

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Trained as a painter, Killer-Migliore began studying and focusing on ceramics two years ago as a way of overcoming a creative block, and hasn’t looked back since. Next on the agenda? To create a line of large-scale home goods.

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