For many years I have collected antique beads, multicultural amulets, preserved bones, gems and minerals for use in jewelry making and for simple aesthetic beauty. These objects intrigue my preoccupation with the cycles of life, different cultures and with the balancing of my dualities. I intertwine contemporary sculptures and utilitarian products with that of a mysterious or abstruse ethnicity.
Handmade objects have a level of beauty and durability and with that I feel honored to create and fulfill the needs of everyday people. The fact that stone, clay and precious gems and minerals come from the earth has kept me fascinated and energized for as long as I can remember.
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Adel deValcourt Ceramic Artist and Teacher
hand star designs
Adel deValcourt is a Lafayette, Louisiana native, b.1976.
As an artist and educator, Adel create's a space for students to learn how to work with clay. Her work is inspired by the wide world of nature and culture. The Bamboo Soapdish© is her original design, circa 1997. She lived in Santa Fe, NM from 2008-2014. After receiving an AAA in Gallery Management, she returned home to open Hand Star Clay Studio, a ceramic studio and teaching facility.
26yrs + experience
Mixing Glazes at the Slab Roller
2010 Restoration Project for
Inn at the Loretto, Santa Fe, NM
"GOOD BYE SLIMEY, GUNKY BARS OF SOAP!”
KEEP YOUR SOAP HIGH AND DRY WITH THIS AESTHETICALLY PLEASING SOAPDISH!!
My ‘ONE LOVE BAMBOO SOAPDISHES © ’ are a HIT! They have been shipped internationally as far away as Greece, Italy, Sweden, Canada, Brazil and Danmark!
I created this clever design in 1997, while at the John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina. A perfect gift item to pair with your favorite handmade soap!!
Small Bamboo rods used to hold soap/sponges/razorblades/anything you want!! Bamboo is a long lasting material. Bamboo is a renewable resource, SAVE THE PLANET!!
Bamboo is not glued in place, just twisted and tapped, for a snug fit. Bamboo harvested by myself in Louisiana, Texas and New Mexico, USA.
-Custom Orders Welcome- I do make larger and longer variations.