Elegantly crafted, visually layered, and non-traditional, Happy Clay is the ceramic voice of Niki Buckley Crosby. Happy Clay is distinctively unique because of its colorful exuberance, influenced by Niki’s years of exposure to the mosaic of color, form, and pattern in the Gypsy homes of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Native New Orleanian and world-traveling mother of two, Niki perfected her balance of color and motion behind the lens of the camera, during her career as a graphic designer.
The ornamental surface layering includes patterns from ancient, wooden textile blocks collected from the nomads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, as well as 500 year old Katagami stencils from Japan. Each piece is cast in a hand-formed mold, then carefully carved, sanded, and imprinted with the vision of its creator.