Artist Profile: Shendoe Ceramics

29 November, 2011 0 comments Leave a comment

We’re pleased and honored to have ceramic artist Shenny Cruces, aka Shendoe Ceramics, as Modern Mouse’s newest vendor! Originally from Vacaville and a recent graduate of San Francisco State’s Ceramics MFA program, Shenny’s work is colorful and fun, with just a hint of grandma chic. You’ve got to take a look at her larger ceramic sculpture work; it’s amazing! Shenny’s stocked us with bright holiday ornaments and a selection of really gorgeous necklaces. Here’s her story!

Your business story

Shendoe Ceramics is handmade porcelain jewelry made by Northern California ceramic artist Shenny Cruces. While getting her MFA at San Francisco State, Shenny began making porcelain jewelry. Shenny’s aesthetics express an overt femininity with layers of ceramic decals, which ordinarily adorn dainty teacups, roses, and bright glazes. Her hand is in every aspect of her artmaking and jewelry making. She makes her porcelain clay and glazes from scratch.

Shenny uses high quality materials in addition to her porcelain including .925 Sterling Silver and 14K Gold Fill, and makes a variety of accessories including: hairpins, brooches, earrings, necklaces, and rings.

A dramatic piece!

What started as a way to pay for school supplies has turned into a part time business and a full time love affair.

Your past work experience or your current day job (“in my other life…”)

In my other life, I am a ceramic instructor at NIAD (National Institute of Art and Disability) and an exhibiting artist.

A sweet blue bloom from Shendoe Ceramics

Fun facts about you, your craft or your business (“did you know…”)?

Shendoe Ceramics writes a scholarship to help a ceramic artist attend NIAD.

The artist at work!

I also go by….

Shenny is short for Shenandoah and Shendoe is my nickname.

Thanks, Shenny! We’re glad to have more ceramics in the shop; as always, you gotta stop by to see all our newest, awesomest products!


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