Schaumburg, Illinois based ceramic artist Natalya Sots creates ceramics that are vibrant and full of life! Her pieces feature owls, birds and gorgeous characters that seem to have come from a fairy tale land. She makes teapots, cups with legs, hands and lots of personality. I love the owls that are decorated with top hats, bow ties and flowers, dressed in beautiful costumes.
"I love making ceramics that are enjoyable to look at and fun" from her profile on etsy.
Her work is in earthenware clay, both terra cotta and white talc earthenware. The clay gets bisque fired to around 1900 F (cone 05-06), then glaze is applied and the pieces are fired again. Every ceramic piece is entirely hand made so even if there are similar pieces, there will be differences. You can view more of her work on her portfolio on flickr.