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Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Chadston Gibbs

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Chadston Gibbs


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I first became interested in ceramics my junior year of high school at Lancaster Country Day. Caroline Henderson, my ceramics teacher, introduced me to the world of pottery. In 2010, I graduated from Elizabethtown College, majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. Although I did not major in ceramics or art, I enrolled in a few ceramics classes while attending. I was privileged to continue learning the trade under the guidance of Milton Friedly. After some years of working with clay, I realized that ceramics is more than an interest; it's a lifestyle I have come to love. Through this venture I look to grow as an individual and an artist. As passions evolve and life experiences take place, my work will be ever changing.

I take on a utilitarian approach in designing and creating pottery. However, I also enjoy creating decorative work as well. My work is either thrown on a pottery wheel, hand built, or a combination of both methods. I am always experimenting with shapes and different glaze combinations to get the most interesting effects. My firing methods consists of high-fire gas and raku; however, you may find some of my work may not be fired by either of those means as I look to learn about other techniques.

My studio is situated at Kevin Lehman’s Pottery, which is located in the city of Lancaster, PA. Feel free to email me at crgclay [!at]

Shop policies

Last updated on September 12, 2016
CRG Clay’s commitment is to provide handmade pottery of the highest quality, through fine craftsmanship and unique design.

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Returns and exchanges
Return Policy:
Each piece of pottery is handmade. Please keep in mind that no two pieces will be exactly alike. Slight variations will occur from piece to piece in terms of size and shape. In addition, the same glaze will vary on each piece of pottery. All photographs are taken to best represent each piece or set in hopes of giving a more accurate visual to ensure satisfaction of purchase. That said, we understand some returns may need to take place.

Please make contact within 30 days of purchase date. All items must be received back in the original condition and packaging in which it was received. All returns must be initiated within 30 days and shipped within 50 days of purchase date accompanied by a copy of your customer receipt. Returns will not be granted after 30 days from the purchase date. The customer is responsible for return shipping costs. All returns are refunded in the same form as original payment with the exclusion of cash which will not be mailed for any reason.

Upon the completion of a return, refunds will be issued in full (includes the original cost of shipping), IF:
- Item/items arrive in the same condition as sent to you.
Any returns that do not arrive in the same condition will not be granted a full refund:
- You will NOT receive a refund for each item that arrives broken or severely cracked. I will however, refund the original cost of shipping
(the cost you paid to ship the item to you).
- You will NOT receive a refund for the items you wish to return that are missing from the package when returned. In this case, I will NOT refund the original
cost of shipping (the cost you paid to ship the item to you).
Payment Optons:
I utilize Direct Checkout and PayPal to facilitate your, online, shopping experience. A PayPal account is not required to complete any order.

Sales tax and local tax (where applicable) are charged to all orders shipped within the state of Pennsylvania. For orders shipped to other states, you are responsible for all taxes that apply to your purchase.

Cancelation Policy:
Cancelations for any purchases must be made within 72 hours from time of purchase. All cancelations made within 72 hours from time of purchase will be granted a full refund, including the cost of shipping paid by you. Cancelations will NOT be granted after 72 for any reason.
Shipping Cost:
Shipping charges vary depending on the weight of the total package. The weight of each piece of pottery is rounded up to the nearest whole number. Please be aware, I am unable to provide you with the exact cost of shipping for purchases made online.

All pottery for sale is shippable. If you would like to pick-up up your purchase please choose PayPal when checking out. At time of checkout please choose PICKUP. Please make arrangements to pick-up any order by contacting me at crgclay [!at] Orders are processed and shipped, within 1-5 business days, upon payment is received. All packages ship via UPS GROUND. I only ship packages to a valid street address within the 48 contiguous states*. Once packaged is shipped, please allow 1-7 business days for your order to arrive (origin of shipping is Pennsylvania). If you would like to track your purchase, please provide a valid email address.
*I do not ship packages to PO Boxes

Damaged Shipment:
I want your pottery to arrive safely. If your order arrives damaged, please follow these steps, immediately, within 72 hours of opening the package:
1. Take a photograph of the damaged item and send it via email or text.
2. Please ensure you leave a detailed message via email or call with details.
(We will discuss possible solutions)
Additional policies and FAQs
Is your pottery lead free?
Yes, I use only lead free glazes on all of my pottery.

Is your pottery food safe?
Yes, all of my dinnerware and drinkware, is made out of stoneware clay. They are safe to use with food and beverages. All of my stoneware pottery intended for food are glazed with glazes that are non toxic after the glaze firing is complete and a final product is established.

Can I use abrasive pads to clean my pottery when hand washing a piece of pottery?
Hand washing stoneware pottery is ALWAYS recommended. Please use a soft cloth or sponge when hand washing stoneware pottery. DO NOT USE anything abrasive when cleaning handmade pottery.

Can you place stoneware pottery in the dishwasher.
Yes, you can; However, I recommend hand washing any stoneware pottery. Hand washing stoneware pottery will ensure your pottery will last a life time.

Can you place functional stoneware pottery in the microwave?
Yes, my functional pottery is microwaveable. Please take CAUTION when removing the pottery from the microwave when finished microwaving. The pottery and beverage will be HOT.

Can you place functional stoneware pottery in the oven?
Yes, but you must place the item into a cold oven and let it heat up in conjunction with the oven. Do not place cold or room temperature stoneware pottery into a hot oven (this would increase the chances of the pottery cracking). In addition, do not place hot stoneware pottery into the freezer or refrigerator (this will increase the chances of the pottery cracking). All stoneware pottery is sensitive to extreme and sudden temperature.

Can you place functional stoneware pottery directly onto any heating sources (burners that contain flames or electric heating elements)?
No, you cannot place functional stoneware pottery directly onto any heating sources. This will cause the pottery to crack.

I am looking to buy a matching set, will every piece be exactly alike?
No, each piece in a set will not be exactly alike. Each piece of pottery is handmade. Slight variations will occur from piece to piece in terms of size and shape. In addition, the same glaze will vary on each piece of pottery. Please keep in mind; no two pieces are exactly alike. When creating sets, I do my best to ensure sizes and shapes coincide with each other.

Is raku pottery food safe…?
No, due to the raku firing process the pottery this pottery does not lend itself to be food safe. Do not use any raku fired pottery as dinnerware or drinkware.

Is raku pottery functional?
Raku pottery is not functional. It is created to be used as a decorative art form. It is porous and fragile. Therefore, it is not functional.

How do you clean raku pottery?
To clean raku pottery, simply rinse it with water and let it air dry or dry it with a towel. Avoid using soaps and household cleaners. Do not place any raku pottery in the dishwasher!

Can I leave my raku pottery outside?
No, it is not recommended to leave your raku pottery outside. Extended (a very long time) and long periods of sun exposure will cause the glaze on the pottery to change. If you are ok with that, then go for it. However, elements of nature may cause it to break.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about my products or your purchase.