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Valeri Aleksandrov  Small batch handmade functional porcelain #valerianceramics 🇧🇬 🇺🇸 Clay enthusiast @forestceramicco DM/Email for inquiries

Few Lab pieces are now up on the website (link in bio). Giveaway coming up next week! Stay tuned! Thank you all for following!
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It’s called #шарене . I took videos of this traditional patterning while visiting Yordan Kmetski’s studio in Sofia, Bulgaria. And just like other counties in the Balkans that share similar slip decoration techniques, all patterns are mostly done by women. Check out one of @potsinaction recent videos of Romanian pottery. Here goes a little history I was able to gather and educate myself. It’s funny how I never raised a question how these pots are made even though I ate out of them or use them for cooking every day. They are in part of the traditional set in each Bulgarian household 🏡 ***History lesson
“The ancient Thracians who used to live in what is Bulgaria today, replaced the manual pottery making with the pottery wheel in 7-6 c. BC. Given brisk trade and cultural contacts with classical Hellas, Thracian pottery displayed some influences from the Hellenic masters. With the migration of the Slavs and Proto-Bulgarians to the Balkans, the legacy of the Thracian pottery was diversified.”
“Close to two centuries after the Bulgarian state in the Balkans was founded in 681, skilled potters in the capital of Veliki Preslav became famous for their decorative ceramics. Their articles are impressive with the techniques used and their style of decoration placing among the best medieval fictile masterpieces. In 12-14 c. ceramic art in Bulgaria developed even faster. Some of its characteristics include floral elements, geometric shapes while the depiction of animal and human figures was rare. Color-wise, the green, yellow, ochre and brown hints dominate. During the first centuries of Ottoman rule, pottery faced a major decline in the Bulgarian lands. Starting in 17 c. however, it began to recover and develop anew. In 1911 a ceramic school opened doors in the town of Troyan, Central Northern Bulgaria, today Prof. Venko Kolev National High School of Applied Art.”
Thank you “Bulgarian National Radio” for the resourceful information!
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Love me some @andrewsgentlemansclub ! All dressed for the wedding! Two more weeks before my close friends get hitched! ❤️❤️❤️
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New Lab update tomorrow Friday at 2 PM. Turn your notifications on @forestceramicco and my page and don’t miss out on a new post. The Lava pint won the contest when I asked in a story which one is your favorite design on this picture. Do you agree?
Cheers everyone and thanks for following along! ***P.S jet lag is not fun! I’m generally have the worst time fighting it #4am #jetlag #seattle to #sofiacity #forestceramic #valerianceramics #coloredporcelain #handmade #carved #porcelain #ceramics #design #staytuned #update #ceramicartist #bulgarian #порцелан #ръчнаизработка #български #артист #cremerging

Almost done packing! Should I just close the bag? No one will suspect anything 😂🐶💼 Off to Bulgaria for 3 weeks! Excited to home and enjoy well deserved break!
#vacationmode #puppiesinsuitcases #bulgaria #packing #bulgarian #sofiacity #hereicome #lufthansa #youcantsitwitus

Coral babes finished out of the kiln! I’m headed to Bulgaria tomorrow and will be back early October. I will be mostly absent from social media for the next 3 weeks. Except sharing some badass Bulgarian pottery from my trip.Two of the juice cups are now available on the Lab. The teacups will be part of the upcoming Lab update on Friday @forestceramicco ! I’m leaving some finished work that will be part of the Lab updates ( I will keep you posted when a piece or two are up for sale). I’ve no clue what to do with this pipe yet 😃
Excited to see family and friends and eat ton of Bulgarian food! Yum 😋
#vacationtime #valerianceramics #coralpots #handmade #coloredporcelain #slipcast #slipcasting #design #texture #ceramics #porcelain #cremerging #ceramicartist #bulgarian #българи #българия #артист #българин #керамика

Finished the Lava vase last night and had to share a picture with a finished pint side by side. That’s how much the color will change after the glaze firing! I don’t get to see finished until I get back from my upcoming trip to Bulgaria. 3 days!! Working extra hours to wrap up and finish last pieces! Lavas, glaciers and few carved teacups are going in the next bisque kiln! Happy Friday everyone!
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#coloredporcelain #handmade #lava #texture #slipcast #porcelain #handcarved #design #ceramics #potteryforall #cremerging #ceramicartist #pnwartist #български #артист #българия #българин #бгарт #loveceramic #orcasisland #potsinaction

Carving never stops @forestceramicco studio and we are getting read for the holidays and our upcoming trip in California. First stop @contemporarycraftsmarket in Pasadena (Last weekend of October) then back to back workshops at @claybythebaysf, San Francisco the first two weekends of November. Hope to see you there! Cheers!
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I made a glacier vase yesterday. Making a Lava one tomorrow. Praying to the kiln gods they don’t crack!! The fen I a little improvement in the process helping me with the massive amount of dust being created while making this design.
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