Mandy Krolak, owner and artisan at Glazed Pottery Shop, creates innovative pottery for the home by focusing on function, form, and color throughout all her designs.
Shop & support the Glazed Pottery Shop at the Oak Brook Artisan Market at The Drake Hotel – Oak Brook on Sat & Sun, May 22-23, 2021. This 2-day outdoor market showcases top Midwest artisans in fashion, food, home goods + art. (mask required in market area)
From self-draining soap dishes and sponge/toothbrush holders, to charcuterie boards, unique chip-and0dip platters, and one-of-a-kind raku air plant hangers, Glazed Pottery Shop makes life a little easier and a little more beautiful while bringing joy and harmony to the user. As with the great Chicago Architect, Louis Sullivan, form always follows function with Mandy’s unique and functional decorative art.
Pictured right: self-draining ceramic soap dish.
How it’s unique:
Slight imperfections are a part of handmade pottery — and they add character to each piece. All of her pieces are personally handcrafted and wheel-thrown by Mandy. That is, there are no molds or slip casts used, and she utilizes a variety of firing types in order to achieve the “kiln magic” that makes each piece unique. During this firing process, the glazes may take on slight variations so any product you purchase will be a unique, one-of-a-kind piece that can not be found anywhere else.
Pictured above: ceramic hanging air plant holders
The inspiration for Mandy’s work originates in the heart of her kitchen as well as in the infinite beauty that can found in the world around us. Something that started from simple dirt can now be used for years to come and even date back time. She embraces this energy in her line by creating pieces that are both alluring yet practical.
All pieces are food safe and can be used in the microwave, oven, and dishwasher.
Glazed Pottery Shop
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