About this Artist
"My studio looks out onto my garden. Between pottery and gardening, it seems my hands are never clean."
Perhaps as a result of growing up in a large family with no room for clutter, Peggy Crago came to appreciate objects that are both functional and beautiful. She enjoys experimenting with classical forms, color, and unique shapes. An extensive background in fine art and sign painting developed Crago's brush and layout abilities; but her first experience with pottery forever changed her artistic direction. She was especially drawn to majolica, with its bright colors and enduring elegance.
Crago makes all her works by hand using a variety of techniques-- throwing on the wheel, rolling out slabs, extruding shapes, hand-modeling--often combining several techniques in one piece. Her works are designed to be completely functional, yet beautiful enough to be displayed.
Crago uses traditional red clay because it is less prone to chipping and cracking than white earthenware, and because the color lends a beautiful contrast and warmth to each piece. Her clay and glazes are lead-free. The stains are stable and food safe, even for acidic foods such as orange juice and tomatoes.
It takes time to make great artwork. Most of the pieces we offer are created one at a time by the artist, and shipped directly to you from the artist’s studio.
Holiday Shipping Guidelines
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|Items that ship by December 23rd:||Next Day Air|
|Items that ship by December 21st:||Second Day Air|
|Items that ship by December 15th:||Ground|
Not all artists can ship for Next Day delivery. Some furniture and larger art items must ship via freight. Timing of freight shipping cannot be guaranteed. Items shipping from Canada cannot be guaranteed.
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