Announcement Functional Pottery made by hand in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Food safe and non toxic. Dinnerware sets, home decor items and yarn bowls. A wide range of patterns and colors to match any decor.
Functional Pottery made by hand in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Food safe and non toxic. Dinnerware sets, home decor items and yarn bowls. A wide range of patterns and colors to match any decor.
Jenna Smith on May 28, 2016
I adore my new mug! I love the way I can hold it with both hands...it'll be a great hand warmer this winter :) It arrived quickly and was packaged very securely. Thank you!
A little beauty for everyday.
I have been making pottery professionally since 2009. First, working independently, out of the studios of the Newaygo County Council for the Arts, in Fremont, MI and then as an Apprentice to Master Potter Peter F. Johnson at Terrestrial Forming Pottery Studio in Whitehall, MI. When my apprenticeship ended, I moved to Southeastern Michigan and I've been working with the Potter's Guild since then.
I make my work using a potter's wheel. I use a white stoneware clay body, and throw different forms using the wheel. Some simple pieces, like small bowls only need to be partially dried and then trimmed to finish the foot. Other items, like coffee mugs, or pitchers need to be trimmed and then have handles or other parts applied. Once all the parts are put together, I dry my work slowly to prevent cracking. Then they are fired without glaze up to 1826 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the bisque stage of firing. The wares are still porous enough to accept liquid glaze, but partially vitrified so they won't disintegrate in water. Then, I apply food safe glazes to the bisque ware, using wax resist to make most of my designs. The glazed pots are then fired a second time up to 2345 degrees. Once they are cool, they are ready to use!
All the work I make is food safe, microwave safe and dishwasher safe. I avoid using lead, barium in my glazes. I make my work to be used, enjoyed and given as gifts.
I've been making pottery professionally since 2009. I love making functional dinnerware pieces that I know will get used and also decorative pottery to adorn the home.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
I use recycled or reused (but completely intact) materials for shipping. 1. To keep your cost down. 2. Because buying fresh boxes and packing is silly. So a package from me may look a little odd, or claim to contain coffee or computer parts(don't believe it for a second.)... but it's whats inside that counts!
The shipping fee includes the price of postage and packaging fees.
Refunds and Exchanges
If I have an appropriate replacement, I will ship it to you at no charge. If an item was a one of a kind, or there is no way I could remake it, or you cannot wait for the item to be remade, you will be refunded the cost of the item and any taxes. Shipping fee will not be refunded.
Refunds for any other reason other than breakage in shipping will not be given. If you are unsure of how an item looks, of the color or size, please convo me and I will do my best to provide enough information for you to make an informed decision.