AbbyTPottery

Abby T Pottery : beautiful handmade pottery

Randolph, Vermont · 1527 Sales

AbbyTPottery

Abby T Pottery : beautiful handmade pottery

Randolph, Vermont 1527 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(658)

Announcement   Hello and welcome to my shop! All of my colorful pots are thoughtfully thrown and glazed by me in my little Randolph, VT, studio. If you love hand thrown pottery that is beautiful to look at and to hold, you have come to the right place.

I am now offering a few of my pieces "made to order." Custom orders are also available, and my current turnover time is 3-4 weeks. I love making work that is just right for you!

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 7, 2017

Hello and welcome to my shop! All of my colorful pots are thoughtfully thrown and glazed by me in my little Randolph, VT, studio. If you love hand thrown pottery that is beautiful to look at and to hold, you have come to the right place.

I am now offering a few of my pieces "made to order." Custom orders are also available, and my current turnover time is 3-4 weeks. I love making work that is just right for you!

Abby Tonks

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Abby Tonks

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(658)
carolsa

carolsa on Aug 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I can't tell you how much I love my little cups! Thank you for being so very easy to work with, and the beautiful way you wrap everything. It makes me feel like Christmas when I receive a package from you!

carolsa

carolsa on Aug 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Abby, as usual this piece is darling! Thank you .

Jennifer Kim

Jennifer Kim on Aug 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Such a unique piece and truly a perfect balance of function and aesthetic. I was surprised at how sturdy the bowl felt (for some reason I imagined that this was going to be more on the fragile side) and didn't have any worries having it out at a recent party where we had kids and dogs running around. Received a ton of compliments on the bowl - I'm planning to keep this out on my dining table even when not serving anything because it's truly a piece of art. Thank you!

Jennifer Kim

Jennifer Kim on Aug 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful addition to my kitchen! I really do love the watercolor gray color - initially was looking at ordering a garlic jar in a darker gray but I'm so glad that this watercolor option was available. The finish really emphasizes that this is handmade and I love having a one-of-a-kind piece in my kitchen. Thanks Abby!

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Updates

New mug designs for sale in my shop!

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New chip and dips are fresh out of the kiln. The blue one is already taken, but the white one still available! Check it out in my shop.

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About

My Clay Story

I began throwing pots when I was a teenager. In fact, it was just shortly after a potter threw me a ball of clay (my first, real piece of clay that wasn't play-doh or that oily gunk) at an artist career fair for high schoolers in Stowe, VT. I remember being completely mesmerized as he demonstrated pulling a clay form on the wheel, but even more amazed by the infinite possibilities of what the clay I held in my hands could become. I even loved the earthy smell of it! I began by taking some (ultimately frustrating) throwing classes at a local clay studio. I think it took me roughly 6 weeks to throw a 2" tall, thick walled, awkward clunker, but I was hooked! I continued to throw throughout college, and even though I ended up with a major in German (I thought this would be more practical. HA!) , I have to say that making pots became my main focus. I mean, 6-8 hours a day, thank-God-the-studio-is-open-until-3AM kind of focus.
After college, it wasn't always easy to stay true to my dream. I was told a few too many times that I was being too idealistic with my pottery fantasy world, that I couldn't really make a living with it. My early twenties were filled with every sort of odd job you could imagine from working at a bank to hosting wine tastings, but nothing ever felt right, even the jobs that were supposed to be "fun". A friend asked me one day what my dream job would be if I could choose it, and I immediately thought of making pottery, but I was full of so much self doubt. I really hesitated to even admit my own truth! She told me I should start by making just ten bowls and see if they sold...Well, they did!
Since then, my little etsy shop has taken on a life of its own, and I love what I do! Every little back breaking bit of it... except maybe the clean up. One day, I would love to hire just one person, one hour a day, to recycle my clay scraps and clean up my messes.
Mostly, I love this idea that my work is always changing and improving, that I have many good years left for my work to become finer or more inspired or just different. I continue to be amazed by the infinite possibilities behind a chunk of clay. I hope this personal joy and sense of creative freedom comes through in every piece.

Shop members

  • Abigail Tonks

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    My name is Abby Tonks. I began potting at the age of 16, and I am still at it 18 years later! I work out of my lovely Randolph, VT home studio. My dream is to keep on making pottery as long as I am able to.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 23, 2013
Hi! Thanks for considering a purchase. I try to ship items within 2 days of a sale, but generally, I check my email daily, so your pots should arrive quickly.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
I accept pay pal or money orders for all purchases. Should you want to cancel an order, please do so within 24 hours.
Shipping
My pots are packaged very carefully and securely to avoid breakage, and I make every effort to use recycled materials when they are available to me. I generally ship USPS Priority mail, unless a package is particularly large or you are very far away. Generally, I send my pottery the fastest way possible for the amount of shipping funds I receive. If you would like a speedier delivery, please convo me.

If your pot is a gift, I am happy to include a message for your recipient. Just include it in the "message to seller" section as you check out. Or you can always convo me after your purchase is complete.
Refunds and Exchanges
In the case that an item arrives damaged, I will gladly replace it or refund you via paypal. It may take me up to 8 weeks to replace an item, depending on where I am at in my firing schedule. While it is impossible to create two that are exactly alike, I will try my best.

I will gladly refund you for any item you are not completely satisfied with within 30 days of the purchase date. However, unless an item arrives broken, return shipping is on you. Refunds will be given upon receipt of item in its original packaging.

Please note that all of my pottery is hand dipped (no fancy equipment here!) and that slight variations in the glaze on any given piece is to be expected and embraced as part of it's handmade character.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am interested in barter with other ETSY sellers. You may sell something I didn't even know I wanted, but it isn't difficult to convince me. Please convo me!