Inspired by New Orleans, influenced by the world, and crafted by hand, Happy Clay is the outflow of artisan Niki Buckley Crosby.
“My work reflects my life; layers of tension, tragedy, survival and celebration.”
Each piece of Happy Clay undergoes a dramatic metamorphosis at both the surface and molecular level. In this transformation maker and material work together to create an aesthetically pleasing and functional piece that serves, beautifies, and makes you Happy.
Every Happy Clay platter, tumbler, vase and bowl goes through an 11 step process of creation. Each objet d’art is cast in a hand-formed mold; then carefully carved, sanded, and imprinted with the passion of its creator. This foundation of surface altering begins the visual signature that distinguishes each piece of Happy Clay long before the fire of the kiln, the weathering of the glazes, or the fusion of the colors ignites its soul.