AllenDesignStudio

Functional Handmade Pottery by Melynn Allen

Massachusetts, United States · 422 Sales

AllenDesignStudio

Functional Handmade Pottery by Melynn Allen

Massachusetts, United States 422 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(154)

Announcement   Welcome to my shop on Etsy, featuring handmade pottery. I've put together a collection of my favorite mugs, cups, bowls and serving pieces that I hope will add beauty to your kitchen and charm to your home. Thanks for visiting!

Announcement

Welcome to my shop on Etsy, featuring handmade pottery. I've put together a collection of my favorite mugs, cups, bowls and serving pieces that I hope will add beauty to your kitchen and charm to your home. Thanks for visiting!

Melynn Allen

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Melynn Allen

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(154)
myemailmkim

myemailmkim on Jun 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Stunning and beautifully crafted. Sent very fast, and was well-packed, arrived with no damage. Thanks for another gorgeous creation!

Glenn Heck

Glenn Heck on Feb 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully crafted, the perfect gift for my sushi addicted wife.

mkbarn16

mkbarn16 on Jan 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

It was beautiful just as pictured. My daughter loved it!! thanks Melynn

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About

From Print to Clay...

I’ve been a graphic designer, a technical illustrator and a painter for over 20 years, but when I touched clay for the first time, I was thoroughly captivated and haven’t looked back since. Clay is an art form that combines everything I love: the relationship between form and function, design, fine craftsmanship, color and texture. I like the wet clay stage best: the rawness and true nature of the material exposed and the wonderful, supple way the forms feel in my hands. Once the work goes through the bisque and glazing process, some amount of control is lost. Often things don’t make it through the firing, not in the way one hopes anyway. It’s always a risk, but that’s where Alchemy comes in and sometimes if you’re lucky you get something truly remarkable and unexpected, another aspect besides the ”Zen of Centering” that attracts and holds my attention like no other medium. The best part of the process is opening the kiln at the end of a firing and taking out each layer of kiln shelves, revealing a treasure hidden underneath and cementing the surprise factor that has captured me so well.

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  • Melynn Allen

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    I am a full time potter, working in my at-home studio. I love clay and making functional pieces that people can use and enjoy every day.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 3, 2015
Hello! I'm in my home studio making pottery pretty much everyday, and I love what I do!

All pieces are either wheel-thrown or hand-built and are lead-free, food, microwave and dishwasher safe unless otherwise noted.

The listed sizes on items are close approximations. Some variation in color/glaze will occur and is a natural process of kiln-fired ceramics.

To see more of my work, please visit my website or my blog.
website: www.allendesignstudio.com
blog: www.melynnallen.wordpress.com

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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Shipping
Shipping & Packaging:
Shipments are usually made via USPS Priority unless another option is selected by the customer during checkout. I make every effort to provide adequate packaging to insure that items arrive undamaged. If you buy an item and the shipping is less than the total I've described, I will refund the difference via PayPal or a check, depending on how the item was initially purchased. I try to use recycled boxes if possible. If that's an issue, such as the item is going to be a gift, please let me know.

At this time, I am not shipping internationally.
Refunds and Exchanges
If an item is damaged upon receipt, please notify me immediately and I will take the necessary steps to refund your money or replace the item. If you're not happy with the piece or it wasn't what you expected, please let me know within 5 days after delivery and we can discuss how to return the item. After 5 days, sales are final. Thanks!