About The Artist
Sherród Faulks • Portsmouth, VA
Ceramics • WHOLESALE AVAILABLE • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
Hi, I'm Sherród! I create beautiful things that help you cultivate moments of joy, connection, and love. DEEP BLACK is a modern minimal housewares brand where functionality and intention are at the heart of every handmade piece. Here, beauty reigns supreme. I use multiple techniques to create the work of my dreams — wheel-throwing, slip-casting, and jiggering — and all of my glazes are durable, food-safe, and custom-formulated.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
I employ three main ceramic techniques: wheel-throwing, slip-casting, and jiggering. I am an experienced wheel thrower, and even teach my techniques in classes here in Hampton Roads. Larger forms such as our two-part Planter and bespoke work is typically wheel-thrown. I use slipcasting for smaller complex forms that require multiples. The majority of my work is made using the Jigger & Jolly, a simple machine that uses molds to create pieces that are dense, durable, and uniform. However, because the entire process is manual, the hand of the maker is not lost. Furthermore, my design style is rooted in wabi-sabi. Each and every piece is "imperfect" in some way that tells the story of its creation. All of my glazes are durable and food safe, custom-formulated by me.