Courtney Hamill discovered ceramics later than most. Attending a small school with a limited arts budget, Courtney headed off to college thinking that if you couldn't paint a still-life scene with oils, you weren't an artist.
Pursuing a Political Science degree with single-minded determination (she was watching a lot of West Wing at the time), she found herself with nothing but electives to take during the last two years of her college career. She signed up for a fateful Intro to Ceramics on the Wheel class. Oh how she hated it! In the studio until 2am on weeknights trying to throw a 6 inch cylinder! Somehow, over the course of the semester, the hate and frustration melted away and were replaced by a life-long addiction to clay.
The first thing I noticed about this brooch is how intricate it is. Considering it is handmade, it must have been incredibly difficult getting it to look so perfect. No two Honeycomb Studio brooches are the same as they're all made without the aid of machinery.
After graduation, the city girl moved to a farmhouse in the mountains of Virginia to apprentice with ceramicists Donna Polseno and Rick Hensley, before joining the life of the 9-5ers.
In 2012, Courtney walked away from a successful career in non-profit fundraising to start Honeycomb Studio. She personally renovated the 200 sq ft detached garage in her backyard (who told this girl she knew anything about electrical wiring?!) and turned it into her dream pottery studio. She has never looked back.
Honeycomb Studio is a small batch, handmade ceramics shop created by Courtney Hamill. Based in Atlanta's West Midtown district, Courtney designs and executes original, small-scale porcelain sculptures by hand. Utilizing slip-casting and hand building techniques, each of her pieces is completely unique, providing the customer with a beautiful and hand-crafted object.
The brooch is made of porcelain and covered with a clear, glossy glaze, with an antique bronze plated pin. The back is unglazed with Courtney's artist's mark.
Honeycomb Studio is a small batch, handmade ceramics shop created by Courtney Hamill. Based in Atlanta's West Midtown district, Courtney designs and executes original porcelain designs by hand. Utilizing wheel thrown, slip-casting and hand building techniques, each of her pieces is completely unique, providing the customer with an beautiful, one-of-a-kind, small-scale sculpture.
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