Rosie Village Ceramics
About The Artist
Stephanie Rosendorf • Atlanta, GA
Ceramics • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
I’m Stephanie Rosendorf, the hands and mind behind Rosie Village Ceramics. I love to bring a bit of unexpected beauty and joy into people’s lives and their surroundings. Working mostly with delicate porcelains, I create decorative pieces inspired by nature. By using the meditative process of ceramics to interpret details from the natural world, I hope to bring a sense of wonder and delight to the viewer, and inspire them to notice “the little things” normally overlooked in our busy modern lives.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
My ceramic wall tiles are handbuilt, as opposed to being made on the wheel or slipcast. I use the techniques of slab rolling and coiling to shape the clay into round, domed tiles. I shape and add each petal and leaf by hand, and use special tools and mini-extrusions for the more intricate clusters. Porcelain requires keeping consistent and specific moisture levels while working on the pieces, not too much, not too little. I also slowly dry the pieces for weeks to prevent cracking and allow the clay to adapt to its new shape. Then the pieces go into the kiln for the first firing, are applied with glazes and fired a second time.