Pottery that is Handcrafted in North Carolina,

Gastonia, North Carolina

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BluegillPottery is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hi! The shop will be closed until May 10th. Sorry I missed you.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 5, 2021

Hi! The shop will be closed until May 10th. Sorry I missed you.

Vicki Gill

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Vicki Gill


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About BluegillPottery

Sales 196
On Etsy since 2011

Finding clay again- a romance tale

Clay was my college sweetheart. I met it in 1979 while getting a degree in painting and drawing at LSU. I fell hard for it and we had an amazing semester. We went through mixing, wedging, throwing and firing together. I ended up with a special teapot that I would brew tea in for the next 15 years, a precious memory of that college romance!
Fast forward through the years and clay waltzed back into my life through a community course. It was magic again and my hands remembered how and where and why. I have now been working in clay for the past 20 years. There is still a joy in making something that will become a part of someone's life or daily ritual.
I love creating texture, so clay is the perfect medium to impress, carve, stamp and draw on. Inspiration from nature comes through in the images of leaves, flowers, fish and birds that I imbed in my work. Color is also important to me, so I mix my own glazes and constantly experiment to find the perfect combination of transparent, overlapping colors.
I expect to grow old with clay. I want to be able to make pieces for the children's children of the people who first bought my work. And that teapot from 1979--I still have it.

Shop members

  • Vicki Gill

    Owner, Creator

  • Cherokee

    Shop Dog And Rescued Greyhound

    Supervises work around the shop from one of his three beds. He came to be studio dog when he was 4 years old and will be 12 in 2016. Acts as alarm clock for mealtime. Stress reliever for customers who adore his gentle demeanor and love to pet him.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 5, 2016
Welcome. Each piece is made individually on the potter's wheel or by hand. All of my work is made of stoneware clay and and the glazes are lead free and food safe. Pottery may go in the microwave and dishwasher, except for pieces with metal or reed handles. To use in the oven, put pot in a cold oven filled with food. Do not preheat oven. Bake as usual. Pottery is not to be placed on stove top.

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Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Exchanges must be made within 5 days of receipt and the buyer will be responsible for the costs of shipping incurred. Please contact me immediately if you need to make an exchange.

Refunds are given only in the case of items damaged during shipment, I must be notified within 5 days. Please contact me immediately if your pieces arrive damaged.

It is my goal to provide you with a handmade item that you will love and enjoy for years to come. If for any reason you are unhappy please contact me directly so we can work out a solution.
Immediate payment through Pay Pal is appreciated.
Cancellations must be made withing 24 hours.
North Carolina residents must pay NC sales tax.
If you have a special deadline you are trying to make, please make me aware of it.. The pieces will be packed with care so they make it safely to your doorstep.

I ship using FedEx Ground or USPS Priority, depending on size and weight of pieces ordered and distance to domestic addresses. Upgraded shipping is available by request. The customer is responsible for the extra shipping fees.

I send a note to the email address provided by Etsy to confirm the correct ship-to address, and let you know the expected ship date of arrival after a purchase is made.

I am currently only shipping within the United States. Please convo me if you live outside the U.S. and have an interest in my work.

All items are insured with delivery confirmation. Smaller items are shipped in 3 to 5 business days after purchase. Larger items or multiples will be shipped FedEx Ground in 3-5 business day.