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The spirals, swirls, scrolls and waves of Carol Long’s pottery.


I have always found Art Nouveau design to be entrancing with its graceful, undulating lines and coalescence of diverse details. I am reminded of this when I view the pottery of Carol Long. Working from a family farm studio in Kansas, Carol reproduces the beauty of her surrounding environment into her pieces using floral and insect motifs, combined with flowing lines, merging into leaf and  plant details . She incorporates a myriad of designs, textures and vibrant colours using slip trailing, sgraffito, pressed shapes, glazed surfaces, and plain clay surfaces all in one piece and manages to infuse a harmonic balance and rhythm into the final result. In Carol’s words : ” My work continues to evolve.  Currently I use a white mid temperature clay body fired to cone 5 oxidation.  Pieces are made by a variety of methods; such as throwing, slabwork, extrusions, and hand building.  Decorating with pulled handles and  attached  multiple pieces that are textured with presses, slip trailing, stains and glazes.”

Originally inspired to be an artist by her mother, she has also received inspiration from her three children, which explains the carefree whimsy evident in her pottery.

Carol-Long-ceramic-goblet in an Art Nouveau style

Ceramic Goblet



Twin handled ceramic vase with abstract decoration

Carol Long ceramic vase


Carol Long - Pansy, Orchid and yellow Jardiniere with two handles and base

Carol Long – Pansy, Orchid and yellow Jardiniere




Jardiniere with swirled spiral beads and curvy handles by Carol Long

Jardiniere with swirled beads



Lime green ovoid blossom Lidded Ceramic Jar on a wavy base - Carol Long

Blossom Lidded Ceramic Jar



Encrusted-Urn in pastel pinks and blues with curvy handles by Carol Long

Encrusted Urn

Art nouveau inspired Carol Long ceramic vessel

Twin handled Jardiniere by Carol Long



Carol-Long-three-ceramic-mugs with abstract motifs

Three ceramic mugs



Red- green, yellow and white butterfly wing bowl - Carol Long

Butterfly Wing Bowl



Two butterfly motif goblets by Carol Long

Pair of Butterfly Goblets


pumpkin orange sculpture vessel by Carol Long

Orange ceramic bottle



Carol-Long-ceramic Caterpillar jardiniere

Caterpillar with Forest Leaves
Ceramic Jardiniere

( A fantastic combination of textures and detail )



Small-Bottle-with-Elm-leaf decoration by Carol Long

Small Bottle With Elm Leaves



jade green ceramic goblet - Carol Long

Green Goblet



Carol-Long.-with one of her ceramic creations

Carol Long



Butterfly-Jardiniere in greens and browns by Carol Long

Ceramic Butterfly Jardiniere



Ovoid white bottle vase with black-red and green motif - Carol Long

Bottle by Carol Long



Butterfly with peacock tail decorations - Carol Long

Ceramic Butterfly



ceramic-vessel by Carol Long

Carol Long


Cuteness Pink and greens-Jardiniere by Carol Long

” Cuteness ” Jardiniere



Orange Day Lillies Six Tile Panel by Carol Long

Daylilies Six Tile Panel



Elegant Carol Long red poppy flower Jardiniere with wavy base

Poppy Flower Jardiniere



Carol Long lidded Love box

” Love Me Babie ” tiny box



Carol Long Art Nouveau style tall vase with black orchids and yellow, brown and green

Tall Vase with Black Orchid and Yellow



Iris bowl by Carol Long

Iris Bowl



zLattice Peacock bottle by Carol Long

Lattice Peacock Bottle



Tall Black and Tang Wedding Bottle created by Carol Long

Tall Black and Tang Wedding Bottle – Carol Long




ceramic goblet by Carol Long

Carol Long goblet



Carol Long ceramic Chrysalis

Carol Long ceramic Chrysalis




Red Poppy ceramic bottle with flared wavy top lip made by Carol Long

Red Poppy ceramic bottle with flare top



See Carol Long’s website here.