AmritaLashPottery

Handmade Stoneware Ceramics

Williamstown, Massachusetts On Etsy since 2013

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AmritaLashPottery

Handmade Stoneware Ceramics

Williamstown, Massachusetts | 1,622 Sales

Announcement    Love is meant to be shared and so I’ll do just that. Love prolifically with art, with words, with actions, with money, with advice, with boundaries, with food, with aesthetics, with time, with service, with all that I am - because I have the freedom to do just that. Love. Create. Flow. Love. Create. Flow. Love. Create. Flow.

All of my work is thrown on the wheel or hand built. It is infused with care, integrity, beauty, and a sense of the natural world. I strive to make work that will enrich your life through having beautiful objects to connect with.

I use three stoneware clay bodies... tan, red, and white - and the glazes are cone 6, oxidation. All of the glazes are made from scratch in my garage glaze studio. They are durable, stable glazes that are food and dishwasher safe.

Your package will be wrapped with 100% reused (and properly quarantined) materials in an effort to make less trash. All of the materials are collected by me, for you. Please recycle or reuse the materials when possible!

Also, please note that 10% of all of my sales are donated to humanitarian causes each year. The Elizabeth Freeman Center, Tapestry, Berkshire Immigrant Center, Multicultural Bridge, The Innocence Project, and Roots Rising are just a few local organizations that ALP donates to each year.
Art in service of humanity = Everyone being healthier.

Check out my facebook and instagram pages as well!

https://www.facebook.com/AmritaLashPottery
https://instagram.com/amritalash

With love, and happy shopping!

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Last updated on Aug 12, 2020

Love is meant to be shared and so I’ll do just that. Love prolifically with art, with words, with actions, with money, with advice, with boundaries, with food, with aesthetics, with time, with service, with all that I am - because I have the freedom to do just that. Love. Create. Flow. Love. Create. Flow. Love. Create. Flow.

All of my work is thrown on the wheel or hand built. It is infused with care, integrity, beauty, and a sense of the natural world. I strive to make work that will enrich your life through having beautiful objects to connect with.

I use three stoneware clay bodies... tan, red, and white - and the glazes are cone 6, oxidation. All of the glazes are made from scratch in my garage glaze studio. They are durable, stable glazes that are food and dishwasher safe.

Your package will be wrapped with 100% reused (and properly quarantined) materials in an effort to make less trash. All of the materials are collected by me, for you. Please recycle or reuse the materials when possible!

Also, please note that 10% of all of my sales are donated to humanitarian causes each year. The Elizabeth Freeman Center, Tapestry, Berkshire Immigrant Center, Multicultural Bridge, The Innocence Project, and Roots Rising are just a few local organizations that ALP donates to each year.
Art in service of humanity = Everyone being healthier.

Check out my facebook and instagram pages as well!

https://www.facebook.com/AmritaLashPottery
https://instagram.com/amritalash

With love, and happy shopping!

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About AmritaLashPottery

Sales 1,622
On Etsy since 2013

Growing into a Business

I started teaching ceramics at a local boarding school in 2003 while also exploring my work as a functional potter. A good friend and local maker invited me to share a table with her to sell our handmade items at the local Co-op for Earth Day back in 2010. I made 20 perfect, gorgeous, and super large salad bowls and sold them each for $20 bucks a pop. Looking back, that was absurd but also super fun! All of the bowls sold within a few hours and I left with some cash in my pocket to help pay for child care and groceries. :) We were all happy! Soon after, another maker friend invited me to sell work with her at a local Holiday Market. From there museum shops, restaurants, and local friends started seeking me out to make pottery for them to sell or use in their everyday life! Opening an Etsy site seemed like an easy next step!

Back in 2016 I cleared out my basement, bought a kiln, a wheel, and a couple shelves. I pulled from storage my wedding table, my mother's bread making table, my sister's dinner table, and my grandmother's old sewing table. (Objects and their history matter to me!) My home studio continues to grow and evolve each year alongside my business. I get to offer summer and after school programs for school-age children, teach classes to adults - all while being close to my own children. It's pretty darn dreamy!

I never imagined that my business would grow into what it is today! I am continually grateful for the opportunity to make beautiful, tactile, and physically calling work for people to use in their daily lives. I love the idea that my pottery is being used all over the United States (a little in France, Australia, and Turkey, too!) in authentic and tangible ways.

Thank you for stopping by my shop. I hope you find something that suits your own unique aesthetics! Custom orders are always welcome!

Please follow me on facebook and instagram!!

https://www.facebook.com/AmritaLashPottery
https://instagram.com/amritalash

With love,

Amrita Lash

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  • Amrita Lash

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    Ceramic artist, high school ceramics teacher, mother of 3 teenagers who are learning remotely during this time, and a MSW grad student through Boston University.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 13, 2020
Thank you for shopping at Amrita Lash Pottery! Back in 1999 I had my very first interaction with clay and have been hooked every since. I went on to study ceramics at Bennington College in the beautiful state of Vermont. My relationship to clay has changed and evolved since then as my life and family have grown. Before my children came along, I hand built very large, sculptural vessels. Movement, grace, flow, the natural world and the physical relationship between the piece and the viewer were all very important aspects of working with and thinking about clay. I taught myself how to throw on the wheel in order to start teaching at a boarding school called in Williamstown, Ma. Although hand building and throwing are completely different from one another, I continue to think about clay in the same way. Shape, form, the natural world, the physicality and the freedom in the act of glazing, all make throwing functional work very exciting for me! In this world, everything I see, touch and feel is sculptural. Whether it is thrown, hand built or in any other medium, it has the potential to be alive with energy. I truly enjoy every part of working with clay: the creation process, waiting for it to dry, trimming, altering, firing kilns, glazing, making glazes from scratch, the feeling of the unknown with a full kiln being fired, cleaning the studio and even scraping bats!! Clay, Clay, Clay.

Thank you for your interest in my work! I hope you find something special to help bring beauty, grace and movement into your own home and life!

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 3 hours of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
If your item breaks in the process of getting to you (it rarely happens) just take pictures right away and send them with an explanation of what happened to the USPS website. Your item will be refunded up to $50 with proper photos and the tracking number which would be included in the final shipping notification email.

If for some reason you are not satisfied with your purchase please be in touch within 2 days of its arrival.

Any returns must be shipped via Priority Mail (that way the item is insured) and buyers are responsible for the return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Remember that I am a human being with feelings, too! Kind notes are always welcome, especially during this time.
Payment
I accept all standard payment methods.
Shipping
All shipments go through the USPS 2-3 day Priority Mail. All packaging materials have been reused and recycled from the help of local shops and friends. Reduce, reuse, recycle, right? Right.

If you are local to Williamstown, Ma and would like to pick up your order, please create a Custom Order and I will eliminate the shipping costs on your purchase.

I am open to shipping outside of the U.S. Please send me a note so I can let you know exactly how much the shipping will cost. All shipping and custom fees are the responsibility of the buyer and should be received before shipping your item.
Additional policies and FAQs
I would be happy to make custom orders with 4 weeks notice. For extremely large bulk orders 2-3 months will be needed.

If you are interested in gifting something for a wedding or wedding favor please send me a note for ideas and bulk prices!

If you are a storefront owner, I would be open to discussing wholesale prices. Shipping your order would be the responsibility of the store and due prior to shipment. It's usually cheaper to hire a driver for a flat fee! Send me a note to discuss some options!

More information

Last updated on Apr 11, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I would be happy to make custom orders for you or your loved ones. Just send me a note to get started!

Care instructions

All of my work is food, dishwasher and microwave safe unless otherwise labeled.