CherieGiampietro

Ceramic Design by Cherie - Handmade Pottery - Ceramics

Farmington, Maine 402 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars (93)

CherieGiampietro

Ceramic Design by Cherie - Handmade Pottery - Ceramics

Farmington, Maine | 402 Sales

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Cherie Giampietro

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Cherie Giampietro

Announcement    Hi! I'm Cherie, ceramic artist behind Ceramic Design by Cherie. I find great joy in creating with clay. Favorite materials I use in making my pots are stonewares and recycled clay, coffee grounds, oxides, leaves and petals, well-loved brushes, slips, and earth tone glazes made by me.

I am currently listing new items—bowls, tumblers, vases—from my latest small batch of summer-infused ceramics. If looking for a particular piece seen on my Instagram or FB not yet listed, please feel free to message me.

• Follow studio days and see works in progress on Instagram @ceramicdesignbycherie

• Visit my Flickr gallery to see photos of my ceramic life since 2007 at www.flickr.com/photos/cdbc/

• In Farmington, Maine my ceramics are sold downtown at SugarWood Gallery and at Mainestone Jewelry—a shop specializing in Maine Tourmaline, fossils, and specimens. I also help keep shop there three days a week :)

• Local buyers please use the coupon code LOCALPICKUP to waive shipping fees. I will promptly contact you to make arrangements.

I'm happy to share my art with you. Thank you for visiting!

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Last updated on Sep 11, 2019

Hi! I'm Cherie, ceramic artist behind Ceramic Design by Cherie. I find great joy in creating with clay. Favorite materials I use in making my pots are stonewares and recycled clay, coffee grounds, oxides, leaves and petals, well-loved brushes, slips, and earth tone glazes made by me.

I am currently listing new items—bowls, tumblers, vases—from my latest small batch of summer-infused ceramics. If looking for a particular piece seen on my Instagram or FB not yet listed, please feel free to message me.

• Follow studio days and see works in progress on Instagram @ceramicdesignbycherie

• Visit my Flickr gallery to see photos of my ceramic life since 2007 at www.flickr.com/photos/cdbc/

• In Farmington, Maine my ceramics are sold downtown at SugarWood Gallery and at Mainestone Jewelry—a shop specializing in Maine Tourmaline, fossils, and specimens. I also help keep shop there three days a week :)

• Local buyers please use the coupon code LOCALPICKUP to waive shipping fees. I will promptly contact you to make arrangements.

I'm happy to share my art with you. Thank you for visiting!

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About

Joy-fueled Ceramics for a Joy-filled Life

Nestled between living room and kitchen, my home studio is my creative haven—bathed in natural light and stocked with supplies and works in progress. It’s also a pathway through the house for my lively family and pets, whose bright energy is pressed into each piece like a fingerprint.

My ceramics are made of stoneware and are wheel thrown and/or hand built. I mix my glazes following much-loved recipes I've collected over the years. Natural minerals are used as ingredients and oxides create my creamy whites, amber yellows, reds, and greens. These glazes are brushed, blended, and dripped on each piece to achieve unique results. Pottery is first bisque fired, then glazed, and then fired again in my electric kiln—vitrifying glaze and clay—creating durable, long lasting ceramics.

Using my handmade pottery at home—a mug for morning coffee, vases filled with garden blooms—makes me happy. I hope my ceramics will radiate the same joy for you and become a treasured part of your every day.

• Creating with clay since 1994! My home studio has traveled with me from Delaware to Tallahassee, from Louisiana to Maine. See photos of past and present ceramics I’ve made at
www.flickr.com/photos/cdbc

• Follow me on Instagram @ceramicdesignbycherie to see my works in progress and Maine loves—
www.instagram.com/ceramicdesignbycherie/

I’m happy to share my art with you! Thank you for visiting.

Shop members

  • Cherie Giampietro

    Artist, Maker, Owner

    My pottery and glazes are lovingly made by me with great attention given to every detail—from crafting each piece to carefully packaging for shipping.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 8, 2019
Hello! Welcome to my Etsy shop.

Please know that ~

• My handmade pottery is made of durable stoneware.
• Glazes used for functional pottery are food-safe and non-toxic.
• Mugs, bowls, and plates are safe for use in the dishwasher and microwave, if you so desire. Teapots and delicate items should be hand-washed.

• All listed items in my shop are in stock and ready to ship. You will receive the item pictured. If there are questions prior to ordering, please contact me through Etsy's Conversations. I'll promptly reply.
• I will combine shipping if more than one item is purchased. You may contact me for an accurate shipping quote or I will refund shipping overages after order is placed.
• Local pick-up is available. You may purchase directly from me or thru Etsy. Please use the coupon code LOCALPICKUP at checkout to waive shipping charges. I will message you to arrange pick-up and payment (if paying in person).
• International shipping is possible for certain items. Given the varied options, please message me regarding pricing and possibility for shipping outside of the United States.

• Once a purchase is made, I will use Etsy Conversations to message customers regarding their specific purchase and shipping.

Thank you for visiting my Etsy and for your interest in my ceramics!
Cherie
@ceramicdesignbycherie

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 6 hours of purchase
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
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Above all else, I truly desire that you love and enjoy your purchase. If you are unhappy with your pottery please let me know.

Returns

• If you'd like to return your purchase please notify me within 3 days. I will authorize your return.

• Please note that custom orders can not be returned or refunded.

• Refunds are issued once I receive the undamaged item.

• The cost of the item only is refunded, shipping fees are not.

• Returns must be received within 7 days.

• Please wrap pottery in its original packaging and return via USPS Priority Mail. The buyer is responsible for shipping costs. I recommend using insurance and tracking confirmation—both are included with USPS Priority Mail.

I take great care when packaging my ceramics, but in the event of breakage please follow these guidelines.

• If an item arrives damaged please contact me as soon as possible. Damages must be reported within 24 hours.

• A photograph of the damaged item is required for refund or replacement. If unable to provide a photograph a return of the damaged item is necessary.

• Please send photos via Etsy Conversations or message photos to
ceramicdesignbycherie [!at] gmail.com

• A damaged item may be exchanged or refunded—whichever you choose.

• Please know that I will do my best to provide an agreeable solution for you.
Payment
I accept Paypal, credit cards, debit cards, and Etsy gift cards.
Shipping
• Local buyers, if picking up your purchases, please use the coupon code LOCALPICKUP at checkout to waive shipping fees. I will promptly message you to arrange pick-up and payment (if paying me directly).

• Please verify your ship to address at checkout. All orders are shipped to the Etsy address provided.

• Orders are shipped USPS Priority Mail once payments have been processed, within 1 - 3 business days.

• If you've paid more than actual shipping cost, I will refund any difference greater than $2.00.

• When possible, I reuse boxes and packing materials that are in great condition. My pottery will arrive securely tucked and neatly packaged.

• International shipping is possible for certain items. Given the varied options, please message me regarding pricing and possibility for shipping outside of the United States.
Additional policies and FAQs
• If you’ve questions still not answered, please message me. I’ll promptly reply.

• Follow studio days and works in progress on Instagram @ceramicdesignbycherie

• How do you enjoy your new ceramics? I’d love to see. I invite you to share a photograph of your new pottery in action using the hashtags
#ceramicdesignbycherie and #cdbclove
Thank you!
Privacy
All personal information used when placing an order is only used to process your order.

I will only contact you regarding your order via Etsy Conversations. You’ll be notified when your order ships. Once I receive notification that your item is delivered, I will Convo you to be sure your pottery safely arrived.

If you’ve other questions concerning privacy issues, please send me an Etsy Convo. I can further clarify with you.

Thank you,
Cherie

More information

Last updated on Jan 7, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

All my functional pottery is intended for everyday use. These durable stoneware pieces are safe for use in the dishwasher and microwave. If pottery requires special care, I’ll note recommended instructions in that item’s listing.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All purchases are decoratively wrapped in tissue paper and colorful twine or ribbon. Care and use instructions are included. Each is bubble wrapped, and tucked with great care into a larger box filled with packing material for shipping.

Gift boxes are not available at this time. Please know that each gift is lovingly wrapped and beautifully presented within its packaging.

I’m happy to include your gift message. Please leave instructions at checkout or via Etsy Convo. Your greeting will be sweetly presented.

Custom and personalized orders

At this time, I am not taking custom or personalized orders.