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									VeniceClay
American Craft Pottery



2008 Catalog
                                                 Venice Clay vases, animals and Buddha
                                                 figurines originated over thirty years ago
                                                 with a young California artist working after
                                                 school on a homemade potter’s wheel on the
                                                 front porch of his family’s bungalow home.
                                                 Gary Steinborn’s ceramics synthesize
                                                 influences ranging from the American Crafts
                                                 movement to Pop Art.

5    COLOR CHART
                                                 Our original ceramic works, jewelry and soap
6    COLOR COM B I NATION S                      are immaculately crafted, intelligent and
7    PRAI R I E VAS E S

8    B E LLA VAS E S
                                                 humorous – suitable for your neo-classical
10   MAM BO VAS E S & BOTTLE S                   palace or personal Zen retreat. Each ceramic
12   AN I MAL COLLECTION / DOG S & CATS
                                                 piece is cast, carved, glazed and fired in
14   TH I N KI NG CAT / M I N I DOG S & CATS

15   POLAR B EARS / E LE PHANTS
                                                 Steinborn’s studio in Venice, California.
16   S IXTE E N CATS VAS E / K9 VAS E

17   PET U R N S                                 Available at finer boutiques and online at
18   B U DDHA AN I MALS & I NCE N S E HOLDE RS

20   B IG M U DRA HAN D
                                                 veniceclay.com
21   B U DDHA CAT SOAP OF E N LIG HTE N M E NT

22   RAI N DROPS

23   ABSTRACT VAS E
                                                 ALL VE N ICE CLAY WOR KS AR E HAN DS IG N E D BY TH E ARTI ST.

24   OR DE R I NG I N FOR MATION                 NOT MADE I N CH I NA.

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Venice Clay Color Chart
The finishing touch of color comes from our carefully                                      Greatest Hits Color Combos: Sometimes our vast color
developed, sophisticated palette of lead-free, satin-matte                                 palette presents our customers with too many choices.
glazes that gives the work its sensuous color and surface.                                 We’re here to help with these tried-and-true groupings.

Color matching may vary slightly due to reproduction.                                      Three Part Harmonies
                                                                                           Electric Modern: Periwinkle, Sunflower & Marigold
                                                                                           Cool Jazz: Straw, Pippin & Citron
                                                                                           Midnight Jazz: Purple Sage, Black & Rose
Apple Green          Apricot     Black         Blue Fog        Blush           Citron      Venice Blues: Periwinkle, Sky Blue & Blue Fog
                                                                                           California Bebop: Marigold, Sunflower & Rose
                                                                                           Earth Tones: Terra Cotta, Straw & Claret


  Claret             Cobalt      Coco         Forest Green      Jade          Lavender     Two Part Melodies
                                                                                           Cool Colors: Jade & Pippin, White & Apple Green, Forest Green & Jade, Purple & Lavender
                                                                                           Warm Colors: Rose & Purple Sage, Marigold & Sunflower, Rose & Blush


   Lilac            Marigold    Mustard       Periwinkle       Pippin        Purple Sage   Top Hit Singles
                                                                                           Craftsman classic: Forest Green
                                                                                           Goes with anything: White
                                                                                           Mellow and refreshing: Jade
   Rose             Sky Blue     Straw        Sunflower      Terra Cotta           White   #1 Buddha Cat finish: Celedon Crackle
                                                                                           #1 Blues hit: Periwinkle Blue
              White Crackle                                      Celadon Crackle           Best overall in it’s spectrum: Sunflower Yellow
                                                                                           Most popular baby kitten color: Marigold

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             PV-1


                                                PV-4



PV-2




                                                               PV-3




       LTV




                    Prairie Vases
                    Inspired by early American art pottery
                    of the 1940s by Teco Pottery, Grueby,
                    Bauer, Van Briggle and Catalina.
                    Five complementary shapes from 3" to 9" high.

                    Item # Name                        Size           Cost
                    PV-1     Tall Prairie Vase         9" tall         $48

                    PV-2     Prairie Gourd             5.5" tall       $30

                    PV-3     Low Prairie Vase          3.25" tall      $23

                    PV-4     Prairie Cylinder          8" tall         $30

                    LTV      Small Lotus Sphere        3" tall         $23

                    Shown in Forest Green




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Bella Vases
A versatile, classic line cast directly from
Gary Steinborn’s original wheel-thrown designs.

Item #     Name                   Size                      Cost
SP-101     Hotshot                3" diam. x 5.25" ht.       $28

SP-102     Baby Bombshell         4.25" diam. x 5" ht.       $28

SP-103     Brut                   4.25" diam. x 7.5" ht.     $35
                                                                                          Shown in our
SP-104     Bombshell              6.75" diam. x 6.75" ht.    $48
                                                                                          Venice Blues
SP-105     Bella                  6.25" diam. x 7.5" ht.     $48                          color combo,
SP-202     Jasper                 6.25" diam. x 7.75" ht.    $48                          left to right:
SP-201     Bigshot                6" diam. x 10.5" ht.       $65                          Jasper
SP-108     Bellisima              7" diam. x 13" ht.         $83                          Blue Fog
                                                                                          Hotshot
                                                                                          Sky Blue
                                                                                          Bigshot
                                                                                          Periwinkle




                                                                       Shown in our                        Bellisima
                                                                       Midnight Jazz                       Jade
                                                                       color combo:
                                                                                                           Brut
                                                                       Bella                               Pippin Green
                                                                       Purple Sage
                                                                       Baby Bombshell
                                                                       Rose
                                                                       Bombshell
                                                                       Black



Create vignettes with eight elegant shapes from 5" to 13" high.




S P-101    S P-102      S P-103          S P-104             S P-105            S P-202       S P-201             S P-108
Mambo Vases & Bottles                                                           Shown in our
                                                                                Cool Jazz
                                                                                color combo,
Minimalist modern design for any decor.                                         left to right:
                                                                                Conga
                                                                                Straw
Item # Name                  Size                     Cost
                                                                                Little Conga
C-7         Little Conga     3.5" diam. x 7.5" ht.      $23                     Pippin Green
C-11        Conga            4.5" diam. x 11.5" ht.     $40
                                                                                Vida
V-9         Vida             6.5" diam. x 9" ht.        $45                     Citron
M-6         Little Mambo     3" diam. x 6" ht.          $23

M-9         Mambo            6.5" diam. x 9" ht.        $53

M-13        Big Mambo        6" diam. x 13" ht.         $78




Shown in our
Electric Modern
color combo,
left to right:
Big Mambo
Periwinkle
Little Mambo
Sunflower
Mambo
Marigold




                           Six distinctive shapes from 6" to 13" high.




     C -7         C -11          V-9            M-6           M-9        M-13

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Venice Clay                                              Dogs
Animal Collection                                        DG1
                                                         Dog
                                                         8" diam. x 7.5" ht.
An animal companion                                      $58
                                                                                                     DG-1
for every taste and whim,
                                                         DG2
from man’s best friend                                   Puppy
to the polar bear.                                       4.5" long x 3.5" tall
                                                                                                                         DG-2
                                                         $23
Fully house trained.
                                                         Shown in Apple Green
                                                         and Periwinkle




                            Big Dog                      Cats
                            Created individually         KT1          Kitty        9.5" long x 8" tall      $58

                            by Gary Steinborn of         KT2          Maya Kitty   4" long x 4" tall        $23

                            high-temperature             KT3          Ani Kitty    3" long x 3" tall        $19

                            stoneware and suitable       Shown in Pippin Green,
                            for installation outdoors.   Jade and Periwinkle
                            Glazed in our custom
                            satin-matte colors.
                            DG3
                            Big Dog
                            29" long x 26" high
                            $2,000

                            Shown in Blue Fog




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                                                                                                             B R-3                       B R-2                   B R-1




Thinking Cat                                                                                 Polar Bears
Sculptor Auguste Rodin portrayed man as the archetypical deep thinker.                       The polar bear family can be ordered as a grouping as seen above or individually.
At Venice Clay we think cats are deep thinkers too!                                          BR1      Polar Bear Mother                    9.25" long x 5.75" tall       $63

While the cast clay is still wet, Deanna Watkins cuts through the walls of the cube-shaped   BR2      Sitting Polar Bear Cub               3" wide x 3.75" tall          $20

base with a miniature knife, slicing out tiny windows, geometric shapes and holes.           BR3      Standing Polar Bear Cub              6" long x 3" tall             $23

THKT     Thinking Cat       4.75" tall          $35




Mini Cats & Dogs
Venice Clay Mini Cats and Dogs are individually handmade by Gary Steinborn.
Each one is unique. They are small and full of character with handmade details and
                                                                                             Elephants
expressions not available anywhere else. Available in all our standard glaze colors.         The baby elephants are based on Gary’s treasured childhood elephant doll.
MINID Mini Dogs             various sizes       $20
                                                                                             EL2      Baby Elephant                        5.5" long x 4" tall           $23

MINIC Mini Cats             various sizes       $20                                          Shown in Jade, White Crackle and Celadon Crackle
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16 Cats Vase                                                   Pet Urns
CATV   16 Cats Vase   5" tall, Solid Color or Two Tone   $45
                                                               An loving tribute to
                                                               your animal companion.
                                                               Available in a range
                                                               of colors.
                                                               DOGU
                                                               K9 Urn
                                                               5" tall
                                                               Solid Color or Two Tone
                                                               $58


                                                               BCU
                                                               Buddha Cat Urn
                                                               9 1/4" long x 5 3/4" tall
                                                               $63


                                                               CATU
                                                               16 Cats Urn
                                                               5" tall
                                                               Solid Color or Two Tone
                                                               $58


K9 Vase
K9V    K9 Vase        5" tall, Solid Color or Two Tone   $45



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Buddha Figurines
                                                                          E L-1   B DP-1



     Buddha cat
     teaches us
                                           B D -1
     to meditate
     by saying
     “Puurrrr...”



                                                                B D -3
                                                                           DD      B DI N




         B D-2




BD1        Big Buddha Cat              14" diam. x 14" tall        $155

BD3        Medium Buddha Cat           7" wide x 7" tall            $50   BRIN
BD2        Baby Buddha Cat             2.5" wide x 2.75" tall       $15



EL3        Baby Elephant Buddha        3" tall                      $20

BDP1       Buddha Poodle               3" wide x 4.25" tall         $15

DD         Dharma Dog                  2.75" tall                   $15
BDIN       Buddha Cat Incense Holder   3" tall                      $15

BRIN       Bear Incense Holder         4" tall                      $20




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Big Mudra Hand                                                 Buddha Cat Soap of Enlightenment
These ceramic sculptures are inspired by the symbolic          Inspired by our ceramic figurines and developed by
mudras featured on Buddhist sculptures and artwork.            Deanna Watkins, Venice Clay’s handmade soap features
The open palm of these pieces is the “abhaya” mudra            a unique shape that feels great and pure essential oils
which represents fearlessness.                                 that will uplift your spirit. A wise cat once declared,
                                                               “Good luck comes to those who rub Buddha Cat’s belly!”
The spiral wave design is inspired by traditional Mendhi
patterns that are put on the palms of brides and wedding       French Lavender Relaxation (lavender soap)
                                                               Peppermint Vanilla (white soap)
party members in India.
                                                               All Natural Soap Base / Vegetable Oils / Purified Water / Kosher Glycerine
Available in two-tone green or celadon crackle glaze.          No Detergents, Surfactants, Sulfates or Animal Products
HNDSPIR           Celadon Crackle        18" tall       $188
                                                               Each Bar: 2.8 oz.        Individually packaged           $9
HNDSPIR2T         Two-Tone Green         18" tall       $163




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Raindrops
Gary’s individually hand-thrown,
petite bud vases come in assorted
shapes and sizes. Beautiful alone
and playful in groupings.
Available in all our standard glaze colors.
Also seen on the cover of this catalog.
RD     Raindrops       various sizes          $30




                                                    Abstract Vase
                                                    A recent addition to our collection.
                                                    Inspired by deconstructivist architecture,
                                                    Gary created this post-modernist
                                                    vase featuring fragmentation of the
                                                    structure and a surface sculpted with
                                                    non-rectilinear shapes.
                                                    Available in all our standard glaze colors.
                                                    AV     Abstract Vase         5.75” tall       $88




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                   VeniceClay
                   Our goal is to provide you with products and service
                   that exceed your expectations and please your soul.

                   2489 Louella Avenue, Venice, California 90291
                   Phone 310.827.8120 • Fax 310.822.9626 •
                   veniceclay.com


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                   at the number above. Please do not email your credit card number.
                   If paying by check, please make checks payable to Venice Clay.
       DELIVERY:   Orders are shipped UPS ground from Venice, California.
                   Allow 4-6 weeks from date of order. If you need it sooner for
                   a gift please let us know.
     BREAKAGE:     All shipments are insured for breakage. If anything arrives broken,
                   call me right away.
     GUARANTEE:    If you return anything for any reason within two weeks of receipt,
                   I will refund your purchase.


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