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MQuan Cloud Bell
Michele Quan's rustic-modern decorative bells are a unique piece of American art. Handcrafted in New York City, the bell has a wheel-thrown stoneware body and hand-painted cloud design. Assembled with a reclaimed wood knocker, the bell has a peaceful ring. Includes hemp rope for hanging indoors or out.
Approx. bell size: 5" across x 7" tall
Handmade in New York
About the Maker
Michele Quan of MQuan Studio designs and sculpts handmade ceramic art & objects for the home and garden. The pieces become a canvas for her love of drawing, painting, text and color. Many of the objects and images are rooted in the visual symbols of Eastern iconography - their meaning and beauty of which she is continuously in awe. Her work is an ongoing attempt to articulate that wonder.
Her ceramic forms are built by hand, wheel thrown, or slip cast in stoneware and porcelain in New York City. All original models for slip cast work are hand sculpted and images are painted or drawn by hand. Other materials used include brass, hand-dyed cotton, felted wool, hemp rope and reclaimed wood.
Originally from Vancouver Canada, Michele moved to New York City in 1984 to study graphic design & photography at Parsons School of Design. Her work continues an ongoing pursuit to bring visual form to the thread that connects us with the experience of the world in which we live. Michele works out of her studio in Brooklyn and lives in NYC with her husband, daughter and dog, Sparrow.
• All of our goods are handcrafted, thoughtfully designed, and made to last.
• We support independent artisans producing goods in small batch runs.
• We are conscious of our environmental impact and choose to support artisans who are using sustainable materials and production methods.
• Your package will be shipped in a 100% post-consumer recycled or recyclable box with sustainable packing material.
• We support ethical fair trade practices and transparency in origin, maker and materials used.
• We give 1% of sales to support arts in the community. Currently we are supporting Aid to Artisans.