ApplewarePottery

Functional Graphic Art Pottery

Wisconsin, United States · 2499 Sales

ApplewarePottery

Functional Graphic Art Pottery

Wisconsin, United States 2499 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(1087)

Announcement   AS THE WHEEL TURNS... News from Appleware Pottery ..🍉Summer 2016 🍉

~Welcome to my shop~ Here you'll find a smattering of the kinds of things I make. Every pot is handmade every step of the way with lots of care by yours truly. Thrown on the wheel (or slab rolled), trimmed, glazed and hand sanded (literally) before they go into the kiln, I strive to make each and every pot as perfect as possible. As with any totally handmade product no two are the same~ there's only one on Planet Earth like it~

I'm starting to work in "batches" to help with time spent listing. When they pass my rigorous inspection I take a group photo so you can see the subtle variations that happen during the firing process. Note that all computers are not the same and may appear slightly different "in person". I have a MacBook Pro with retina display and when I launch my pics into cyberspace they look like the real thing.

My apologies in advance for my often grubby hand shots (to show how many fingers fit the handle grip)... I've been busy in the garden and my hands are so cracked the dirt doesn't want to come out!


THANKS FOR VISITING MY SHOP AND THANKS FOR APPRECIATING HANDMADE! leslie

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 26, 2016

AS THE WHEEL TURNS... News from Appleware Pottery ..🍉Summer 2016 🍉

~Welcome to my shop~ Here you'll find a smattering of the kinds of things I make. Every pot is handmade every step of the way with lots of care by yours truly. Thrown on the wheel (or slab rolled), trimmed, glazed and hand sanded (literally) before they go into the kiln, I strive to make each and every pot as perfect as possible. As with any totally handmade product no two are the same~ there's only one on Planet Earth like it~

I'm starting to work in "batches" to help with time spent listing. When they pass my rigorous inspection I take a group photo so you can see the subtle variations that happen during the firing process. Note that all computers are not the same and may appear slightly different "in person". I have a MacBook Pro with retina display and when I launch my pics into cyberspace they look like the real thing.

My apologies in advance for my often grubby hand shots (to show how many fingers fit the handle grip)... I've been busy in the garden and my hands are so cracked the dirt doesn't want to come out!


THANKS FOR VISITING MY SHOP AND THANKS FOR APPRECIATING HANDMADE! leslie

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1087)
Jane Pollan

Jane Pollan on Jul 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful piece!!!!! Love the colors!!! Packed Well!!!

Jeni

Jeni on Jul 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Item as described. Excellent craftsmanship. Fast shipping. Thanks again, Leslie!

october1968

october1968 on Jul 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous bowl!!! Shipped quickly and safely. Thank you so much! Love love love the chili pepper bowls!!!

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Shop policies

Last updated on October 5, 2013
You found my shop ~ yay! I'm assuming if you've made it this far that you've already strolled through my shop and have seen a sampling of the kind of pots I make... Now you're in my office, the shop policy section. Welcome and come on in, I'll tell you a bit about how I run things behind the scenes. Here's a few "in generals" that go into every pot I list:

PHOTOS: Unless noted at the top of a listing that it's a "twin sister" , the pot pictured is the pot you will be receiving. High fire, gas reduction pottery has so many variations it's hard to put one picture to represent them all. When I do have a "batch" of similar pieces I do a group shot of all I have on hand so that you can see the subtle differences yourself. Only then I'm comfortable using a stock photo. Also, keep in mind that colors appear different from monitor to monitor..

PHOTO-SILKSCREEN: I'm a printmaker as well as a potter. Since 1976 I've been working on a technique to make prints and apply them to my pottery. For those of you who may be interested , here's a teeny tiny nutshell version of the process. I start with an image, could be a pattern, an object, a person, a logo, a drawing.... Using my computer (apple, of course :)) and photoshop I work to make the image as bold, high contrast as possible. Not every picture works... it must be strong enough to see what it is with blurred vision, that's my test. When I think I've got something I make a transparency. The transparency gets exposed, developed, stuck onto a slikscreen frame. Down to the basement, print my "tattoos", cut out the good ones, When a pot is at the leatherhard stage of drying I soften the prints with water, apply very carefully to the pot, wait a few minutes, pull the paper backing off. If it works as it should the image is transferred to the pot, They dry and get fired together twice so the image you see on the pot is there forever. A permanent , integral part of the pot that won't fade, peel, wash or fall off.

CORKS: Especially when new, the cork that comes with your mug is not what I'd call "a seal you can count on".... meaning you wouldn't want to fill it with your beverage and swing it around like it's a Stanley Thermos Bottle! They seem to fit better after use when they soften up from the steamy beverage below. I recommend hand washing all corks and keep them out of the microwave. They are a natural product and require a little special treatment to make them last.

HANDLES: My odd-looking "ergo" handles are the result clumsiness. I had just finished pulling handles on a batch of mugs and was heading home for dinner. As I swished by the board of mugs my elbow bumped into one that was sicking out. Argh! But I thought it looked kind of cool so fired it anyway. When it came out of the kiln I was delighted with the way it felt in my hand… natural… well balanced… more room for fingers… very comfy! Another bonus: because the handle doesn't stick out so much it's less likely to get bumped and broken. Since then my ergonomic handles have become standard. My "signature" bird serves as a thumb-rest as well as giving the handle it's finishing touch of handmade spirit.

CLAY AND GLAZES: My pottery is made from stoneware, one of the most durable of clay bodies. The glazes I mix from scratch contain no lead or other materials hazardous to your health. Each piece is high-fired to 2300 degrees, making it oven, microwave and dishwasher safe. My pots are made to be used ~ please do! ~ enjoy and notice how things just seem to look and taste better when served from stoneware clay. They really do :)

NOTES:
I make each piece with my own two hands from beginning to end. From getting the clay off the truck to taking a package to the Post Office and everything in between ... that would be me. For this reason I sometimes get spread thin. My shelves become relatively empty and my trouble with keeping up with convos gets worse than the usual. It may appear I have abandoned ship. That will never happen! In my 2 years now since I timidly pushed "finish" on my 1st listing I have come to the conclusion that this is where I want to be.

Want to see some pictures of my shop? Check out Appleware Pottery on Facebook...

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Appleware-Pottery/104898746257189?sk=wall

Click "like" to keep up with the latest. Tell me what I should make. Let me know what you think of some designs I'm working on. This is new to me (facebook page) and I still have to work out some link connecting bugs. Once I know what I'm doing there will be all kinds of surprises...

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
I've always liked getting checks in my mailbox but Paypal or direct checkout using your card is more realistic in today's world..., I understand the convenience. If you see something you really like but can't afford it , fear it will disappear before you have a jingle in your jeans, let me know! I can deactivate it or do a reserved listing for you. I've done it a few times and folks always come through.
Shipping
I ship most orders USPS Priority Mail. Insurance is now included up to $50. and tracking numbers are free. Packages get to you in 2-3 days and are handled less than with parcel post. They get a better conveyor belt according to my mail lady. One that doesn't drop them from a higher level...

I take pride in my packaging but once in a great while something breaks. If that should happen I'd like to see a picture of it, so I can possibly learn what went wrong. I have never dealt making an insurance claim because up until recently insurance wasn't included. I will either send a replacement at no charge or refund your full amount.



I DO SHIP INTERNATIONALLY! My listings don't show it but I have shipped overseas many times. Since the rates went up I stopped listing the price, It's too much of a guess. But if I know the item(s) you're interested in I can weigh them and give you the actual cost. Just contact me and I'll be happy to give you the price.
Refunds and Exchanges
Should an item arrive broken send me a photo and I'll be happy to give a full refund, or a replacement if that's what you'd prefer. If you get your item and are disappointed for some reason, let me know! Please take the time to look closely at my photos. Zoom in on them. Realize that colors come across differently on different monitors. I do my best to show you my pots with the 5 allowed photos...hopefully so you know what you'll be getting and disappointment won't happen. I want you to enjoy your purchase!
Additional policies and FAQs
Please feel free to contact me either by sending me a convo or my real email: applewarepottery [!at] centurytel.net with any questions, suggestions, disappointments, complaints...whatever! I thrive on constructive criticism from the people who use my pots and would love your input on how to make them better. I'd greatly appreciate any mean-spirited comments be be directed to me before you leave any neutral or negative feedback. I aim to please and am not happy until you are! And I mean it! Leslie