Blue Bus Studios/Tom Garvin Durham, NC • Porcelain

I look at the world in detail, noticing intricacies, contrasts, and rhythms of color to find and elaborate design.

I then create my jewelry using numerous ceramic and metal techniques, among which are slip trailing and brushing, stenciling, forming, and etching.


The extreme detail and intense color in my ceramic work results from the use of over 500 diffrenent colors of clay in an ancient technique known as millefiori.

In this technique, carefully designed loaves of clay are formed from colored porcelains. Next, cross-sections are sliced from the loaves, and these sections are shaped and finished into individual pieces, then glazed and fired three times.


A 23+ karat platinum edging is applied and the piece revieves its final fire. We make beauty from dust--a joy of us, and we hope, a joy for you.


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