"Many of the captivating creations of ceramic artist Alexis Nichandros Moyer begin with the thought “What if…?” It is this free association of her imagination combined with the structural skills Moyer has honed over the past quarter century that allow her handmade pottery pieces to come into being and make them easily recognizable as her own special blend of sophisticated whimsy.
In her wonderful animal sculptures Moyer captures a sense of whimsy and playfulness. Often larger than life-size, she thinks of her animals as more of caricatures than likenesses and tries to capture the spirit of joy animals bring to us when they touch our lives."
The animal sculptures are handmade with coils made from stoneware clay. They are high fired and suitable for indoor or outdoor display. In very cold climates they should come indoors for the winter.
Below are animals currently available, a menagerie of sold sculptures and samples of commissioned work. I am always making new sculptures which usually appear on The Pot Shop's Facebook Page first. Custom orders are available if you would like a piece similar to one of those shown or if you have a special request. Please feel free to contact us to discuss what we can make for you.
You can just tell that these two frogs are inseparable pals. They might be sisters or just best friends but either way they make me feel the love only true friends can give.
This proud and stately lioness is a real beauty. I've never seen a Mountain Lion up close but this is my homage to all of those beautiful creatures out in the wild.
18"w x 12" d x 9"h
A trio or Reticulated Frogs, glazed after the little poison dart frog that looks like this, these charming fellows are floating along on a raft made of a wine barrel stave. They seem to be peering out into the swamp to find their way.
24"w x 9" d x 8"h