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Dana Riseberg

Dana Riseberg, is a NYC-based ceramicist and educator. Her exquisite handcrafted one-of-a-kind ceramic pieces are true works of art. Each piece requires an extensive process which is not only time consuming, but also requires intense concentration and technique, which Dana has completely mastered. She is 100% hands-on and works alone.
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Clay is an ancient material and requires two kiln firings to ensure longevity and use. While there are many different types of clay – the way there are many different types of paint – each has its own personality. Once the clay piece has been made, it must properly dry completely before being loaded into a bisque (the first firing). After it has been bisqued, the piece is then glazed – the process of applying color, of which there are infinite options. Once the piece has been glazed, it must be put through the final and second kiln firing - glaze firing.
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Dana has used a variety of stonewares (white, red, and black) – and other clay bodies – all of which can be fired to different temperatures to produce various effects and looks since clay and glaze are mined materials and combinations produce different results.  
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Her ceramic jewelry is comprised of hand-made beads and pendants, all of which are carved, incised or stamped – many of which she personally designed and stamp-made herself from clay. Each bead and pendant is then glazed individually. She constructs the final piece by selecting the color story and then strings the product accordingly.
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The necklaces are strung on leather chords and are adjustable in length. There are two kinds of bracelets – clay strip, so to speak, that is tear-drop shaped, and a multi-bead group of about 25 on elasticized, stretchy cord. Dana is currently working on using fasteners for other types of jewelry. Her work – be it functional tableware or jewelry as well as her more decorative-cum-sculptural pieces – is highly influenced by her studies in art, design and ancient civilizations.

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Dana Riseberg

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Metroflea Mulberry Artisan Market

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Art