CactusfirePottery

Cactus Fire Pottery

Silver City, New Mexico · 423 Sales

CactusfirePottery

Cactus Fire Pottery

Silver City, New Mexico 423 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(69)

Announcement   All of my work is completely handmade- from hand-wedged balls of stoneware clay to finished piece. This is the real deal, thrown one piece at a time on the potters wheel, hand trimmed, and hand glazed with my own unique food safe glazes . No mass-produced elements are used.
I enjoy making pottery with every day use in mind; light and comfortable but also strong and durable. I honestly love what I do, and are truly honored to be able to make a living doing what I love.
My ceramic business isn't just about selling people some pottery; it's about making beautiful things that become a small part of my customer's lives. I love to hear that my customers have to use "our favorite mug" for coffee each morning, and that they will go in search of it, and wash it out instead of using another one.
It's not unusual to hear that they are back for more, because they're tired of fighting the family for their "favorite" mug or bowl!
I hope you will enjoy using these pots as much as I enjoy making them.
I'm ecstatic to be living my dream of being full time ceramic artists, and thrilled to be able to share my pottery with you!

I come from the small southwestern town of Silver City, New Mexico which is nestled in the mountains, and near the headwaters of the Gila River. I am surrounded by the Gila National Wilderness which includes large Ponderosa forests, deep canyons, Native American cliff dwellings, and natural hot spring pools.
Because I personally hand make every piece of pottery, each one has its own individual spirit; although pieces may be similar no two are ever exactly alike - the human touch exists in every aspect of the process. Our pottery also combines all the elements of nature. It is created with earth and water, dried by the air, and reborn by fire.
All of my pottery is Handmade,functional,and food safe. Made from the finest Stoneware and porcelain clays. All of my glazes are individually handcrafted for safety. High fired with natural gas in a reduction atmosphere; makes each piece of functional art strong,unique, beautiful and a one of a kind.
I enjoy making pottery with every day use in mind; light and comfortable but also strong and durable. I honestly love what I do, and am truly honored to be able to make a living doing what I love.

Thanks for shopping with us and being part of our growing circle of pottery friends.

We have pottery available in a variety of colors:
Sandstone (brown)
Azurite (Blue)
Malachite (Green)
Amethyst (Red/purple/blue)
Because of the natural variations in the creating/forming of the clay artwork, and the high temp gas firing. not all pieces will look exactly the same, each one is unique.
All pictures are only examples of style,shape and color options available.
See more pots at www.facebook.com/cactusfirepottery or www.cactusfirepottery.com

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 10, 2017

All of my work is completely handmade- from hand-wedged balls of stoneware clay to finished piece. This is the real deal, thrown one piece at a time on the potters wheel, hand trimmed, and hand glazed with my own unique food safe glazes . No mass-produced elements are used.
I enjoy making pottery with every day use in mind; light and comfortable but also strong and durable. I honestly love what I do, and are truly honored to be able to make a living doing what I love.
My ceramic business isn't just about selling people some pottery; it's about making beautiful things that become a small part of my customer's lives. I love to hear that my customers have to use "our favorite mug" for coffee each morning, and that they will go in search of it, and wash it out instead of using another one.
It's not unusual to hear that they are back for more, because they're tired of fighting the family for their "favorite" mug or bowl!
I hope you will enjoy using these pots as much as I enjoy making them.
I'm ecstatic to be living my dream of being full time ceramic artists, and thrilled to be able to share my pottery with you!

I come from the small southwestern town of Silver City, New Mexico which is nestled in the mountains, and near the headwaters of the Gila River. I am surrounded by the Gila National Wilderness which includes large Ponderosa forests, deep canyons, Native American cliff dwellings, and natural hot spring pools.
Because I personally hand make every piece of pottery, each one has its own individual spirit; although pieces may be similar no two are ever exactly alike - the human touch exists in every aspect of the process. Our pottery also combines all the elements of nature. It is created with earth and water, dried by the air, and reborn by fire.
All of my pottery is Handmade,functional,and food safe. Made from the finest Stoneware and porcelain clays. All of my glazes are individually handcrafted for safety. High fired with natural gas in a reduction atmosphere; makes each piece of functional art strong,unique, beautiful and a one of a kind.
I enjoy making pottery with every day use in mind; light and comfortable but also strong and durable. I honestly love what I do, and am truly honored to be able to make a living doing what I love.

Thanks for shopping with us and being part of our growing circle of pottery friends.

We have pottery available in a variety of colors:
Sandstone (brown)
Azurite (Blue)
Malachite (Green)
Amethyst (Red/purple/blue)
Because of the natural variations in the creating/forming of the clay artwork, and the high temp gas firing. not all pieces will look exactly the same, each one is unique.
All pictures are only examples of style,shape and color options available.
See more pots at www.facebook.com/cactusfirepottery or www.cactusfirepottery.com

Chris Sowers

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Chris Sowers

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(69)
Ian Kinde

Ian Kinde on Mar 30, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Very well done. Thank you.

Elizabeth Lloyd

Elizabeth Lloyd on Feb 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love the butter dish, really works well!

skidogesty

skidogesty on Jan 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Got it quickly and it is very nice ..... the curve of the sides matches curve of the butter knifes, so it is very easy to scoop out the exact amount of butter needed.

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About

Handmade pottery from the mountains of southwest New Mexico.

Our pottery comes from the small wild west town of Silver City, nestled in mountains of southern New Mexico, and located near the headwaters of the Gila River. We are surrounded by millions of acres of national wilderness, most of it big Ponderosa forest and deep canyons, Indian cliff dwellings, ancient Mimbres pottery shards abound, and natural Hot Springs pools.
We are located over six thousand feet, on the last major mountainous outcropping of the Continental Divide.

All of our hand-crafted pieces are made to be used around the home, and to be enjoyed by family and friends.

Because we personally hand make every piece, each one has its own individual spirit; although pieces may be similar no two are ever exactly alike - the human touch exists in every aspect of the process. Our pottery also combines all the elements of nature. It is created with earth and water, dried by the air, and reborn by fire.
making pottery with every day use in mind; light and comfortable but also strong and durable. We honestly love what we do, and are truly honored to be able to make a living doing what we love.

All of our work is completely handmade- from hand-wedged balls of stoneware clay to finished piece. This is the real deal, thrown one piece at a time on the potters wheel, hand trimmed, and hand glazed with our own unique food safe glazes . No mass-produced elements are used.

And our business isn't just about selling people some pottery; it's about making beautiful things that become a small part of our customer's lives. We love to hear that our customers have to use "our favorite mug" for coffee each morning, and that they will go in search of it, and wash it out instead of using another one.

We pride ourselves in offering fantastic customer service. First time buyers often become loyal return customers because they fall in love with our pottery AND our friendly, professional customer service, whether you meet us online or at a craft show. It's not unusual to hear that they are back for more because they're tired of fighting the family for their "favorite" mug or bowl!

Thanks for shopping with us and being part of our growing little circle of pottery friends.

All of our clays and glazes are individually formulated, hand-crafted and high-fired to cone 10 (2370 F) to make them completely vitrified and food safe.
All of our functional pottery may be used safely in the microwave, dishwasher, and oven.

We hope you will enjoy owning and using these pots as much as we enjoy making them.

Thanks, from our home to yours.

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    All of our hand-crafted pieces are made to be used around the home, and to be enjoyed by family and friends. Because we personally hand make every piece, each one has its own individual spirit; although pieces may be similar no 2 are exactly alike.

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Last updated on May 16, 2016
We hope you will enjoy owning and using these pots as much as we enjoy making them. Thank you.

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I accept payment through PayPal, Etsy, check or direct payment with credit card. payment is excepted when item is ordered. If you are having a technical problem paying please let me know so that I can help. Please contact me if you would like to make other arrangements for payment.
Shipping
All of our pottery pieces are packed with care to ensure their safe arrival. I use a combination of new and clean, reused packing materials.

I use USPS - Priority mail 1-3 day delivery. Please convo me if you would like me to use a different or faster service.

I currently do ship internationally, but the cost of shipping heavy pottery is somewhat higher, depending on your location. I will be happy to quote shipping on an item to your location, if you would like to send me a request through Etsy Convo.

I use priority mail boxes, and sometimes also use recycled boxes and packaging material, so if your purchase is for a gift and you would like a unused box, please let me know. (Note: that mine is a nonsmoking household.)

Also, if your item is a gift, and you do not want an invoice enclosed in the package, as I normally do, let me know.

Because pottery is weighty and fragile, it requires extra packaging (bubble wrap, paper filler material) to adequately protect it during transit. We are also located in the remote mountains of New Mexico. As a result, shipping costs can sometimes be higher than for other less fragile items.

I make every effort to properly package the pottery to avoid breakage. Please contact me if the item(s) arrive damaged, and I will make arrangements for the appropriate replacement or refund. (For insurance purposes, photos of damage work or a return of item may be needed.)
Due to new USPS policies (2016), If by a rare and unfortunate chance you item arrives damaged, you can repackage the item and return it to me. If you write " I refuse service, due to damage, return to sender for insurance claim", they should accept and return the package. I apologize for the inconvenience .

I will ship to the address provided by Etsy. Please email me with shipping instructions if you want it sent to a different address.

Each piece is a unique piece of art. The item you order will be as close to the photo as possible. However, please keep in mind that you are ordering a HAND MADE item not something made by a machine. Each one is unique.
Thank you
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be happy with your purchase. If for any reason you are not satisfied, please contact me so that we may rectify the situation. If you wish to return the product, please convo me within 10 days with your intention to return it. Once I receive the item(s) undamaged, I will issue a refund for the cost of the item.

Shipping costs, to and from, are not refundable. Return shipments must be sent insured. Items should be returned no later than 15 days after purchase for a full refund. A 50% refund will be issued if items are returned 30 days after purchase (to compensate for having had the items out of the shop for that period of time).

Since all pottery is handmade, there will be variations. We hope you understand this and appreciate it. We do want you to be happy with your purchase so in the odd chance that you absolutely need to return it (within 15 days of purchase), we can work something out - please contact me. Shipping charges will not be refunded for returns.

If there is a physical flaw in the pottery or damage during shipping, I will replace the item upon confirmation of damage.

For returns and exchanges, you will be responsible for the additional shipping charges. For returns, your money will be refunded once the piece arrives safely.