Minipott

Handmade Pottery

Montreal, Quebec
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Announcement    Welcome to my little pot shop!
My shop has a mix of ready-to-ship items and pieces that are made to order. Please feel free to message me with any questions you may have :)

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Last updated on 12 Feb, 2022

Welcome to my little pot shop!
My shop has a mix of ready-to-ship items and pieces that are made to order. Please feel free to message me with any questions you may have :)

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Catherine Gibbard

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Catherine Gibbard

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About Minipott

Sales 1,158
On Etsy since 2013

A potter with a background in design

I have always loved making things, for as long as I can remember. My love of art and creating things drove me to a career as a graphic designer, but I always longed to make things with my hands.
For a long time I thought about taking ceramic classes to learn how to make pottery myself. A few years ago, I finally took a hand building class, and I was hooked. My passion was lit and I knew I didn't want to stop making pottery and learning new things! It's amazing craft and there is so much to learn.
Hopefully my love of the medium and material comes through in my work <3

I am now working in the pottery studio full time, and am able to dedicate myself to my ceramic work completely. I love being able to make things with my hands for people who love handcrafted things.

Shop members

  • Catherine Gibbard

    Designer, Maker

    Hi! I'm Catherine and I made all the pieces in the shop with my own little hands! I have always loved making things, and I started my creative career as a graphic designer. I fell in love with clay a soon as I got my hands on it, and here we are!

  • Kevin

    Dispatcher, Moral Support

    Kevin is my sweet and supportive partner! He is the one who carefully and expertly packs your orders for you! It's thanks to him your pieces arrive in one piece :)

Shop policies

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Last updated on 04 Jun, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

> All pieces are dish washer safe!
> Most items are also micro-wave safe, unless noted specifically on the item listing
> My pieces are made with stoneware, and dark stoneware specially can get very hot in the microwave, so I recommend you are careful when taking them out after reheating. I recommend using oven mitts or a dishcloth.

Wholesale availability

> For wholesale inquiries, please email me at cp.gibbard@gmail.com

Shipping and Delivery

All items are hand-made to order, unless marked as ready to ship. Since I am making each item individually based off your order, a lead time of 4-6 weeks should be expected. I will try and complete your order as fast as possible to ensure that you get your item as quickly as possible.
If you need something by a specific date please get in touch and we will figure out together what we can do to make it happen.

My pottery arrived broken :( What happens?

If any of the items in your order arrive broken or damaged in transit, please do the following:
1. Let me know as soon as possible, within 5 days of receiving your package.
2. Please provide photos of the damage
3. Please provide photos of the box if it was damaged, if not please let me know

I will replace any items that have been damaged in transit at no cost to you :) Nothing is worse than having something arrive broken, and it is just as devastating for me. The cost associated for me to replace items for free is significant, but I am happy to do it for anyone who has received a broken item!

Alternatively, we can arrange to refund the items that arrived broken, if you contact me within 5 business days of receiving your package.

I live in Montreal, can I come pick up my order to save on shipping?

Yes! Definitely :) Send me a message and we will set it up and I can provide you with a coupon code to waive the cost of shipping on your order. Once your piece is made, I will send you a message through etsy to let you know your pottery is ready. If you prefer I contact you another way to let you know, please indicate during check-out :)

Custom and personalised orders

Many people request personalized initials to be added to the bottom of their mugs, because I am offering made to order items I am more than happy to do this! I do however ask that you add the "Add Custom Lettering" listing to your order to let me know you want the personalization. It is only 3$ CAD to add personalization.

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/938145259/personalization-embossed-initials-name?ref=shop_home_active_1

Adding this item to your order will add a delivery cost, but I will reimburse you the extra shipping cost after you place your order. Unfortunately this is the best way I could find to deal with this issue.

Custom items are final sale.

Returns

I accept returns from customers in Canada but at this time cannot accept returns from customers outside of Canada.

All customized items are final sale. If you want initials engraved or any other customized item I cannot accept returns for those items.

Items that are returned will be reimbursed but customers are responsible for postage cost of returned items. I will not refund postage price on the original order.

Thank you for understanding!

What does Made to Order mean exactly?

Most of the items in my shop are made to order. This means that when you place an order, it gets added to my production queue. Pottery can be a very long process that involves many steps. From preparing the clay, to making the piece, waiting for it to dry a bit before you can add finishing touches, or assemble the different parts, then wait some more for it to dry enough to put in the first bisque firing, then glazing it, and firing it for the glaze firing.

There are a lot of steps in the process, and I work from oldest order to newest. When you place an order I am not always able to start working on it right away, as there are often other orders in the queue ahead, which is why there is a production time of about 4 weeks.