CircaCeramics

Pop cultured practical pottery handmade in Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
9,640 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    Welcome! Any questions, please ask.
UPDATES
★ Espresso ware is now on a short hiatus until May
★ Local Pick Up is available, read below - I have a lot of terms!
★ Pandemic Times people! I have a VERY short studio work schedule because of my kiddo & remote school. I appreciate your reading through the listing for the shipping date of your order BEFORE you purchase. I don't mind sending screenshots but you'll get them after 4pm weekdays. Questions? Message me.

You can follow our latest happenings here:
www.instagram.com/circaceramics
www.facebook.com/CircaCeramics

►LOCAL PICK UP LIMITED HOURS PANDEMIC PRECAUTIONS - I'm in the studio for VERY limited times during the week. When your order is ready, I will contact you with the available hours (anywhere between 4-7pm weekdays) to set up an appointment. Our building has a Masked Entry rule, so please have one ready and on your face! I am NOT allowing anyone into our studio at this time. I meet you in the vestibule to hand off the package, and that's it.

►Use the coupon code LOCALPICKUP to remove shipping charges for Chicago-only studio pick ups! We'll contact you once your ware is ready and schedule a pick up time for you. Easy-peasy :)

►If for some reason we wind up needing to ship your items (you keep rescheduling, you forget twice about the appointment, etc) we'll invoice you for the fee and then ship unless other arrangements are mutually made.

★★★Any questions, concerns, doubts, etc - PLEASE contact us! We don't bite, we don't want any stress, and we'd rather hear about your concern now rather than later.
So, seriously - Any questions whatsoever, contact us :)
-Nancy + Andy

► FOR MORE INFO = Visit our Shop Policies section.
ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS AT ALL, feel free to contact us here on Etsy (preferred) or via email: circaceramicschicago [!at] gmail.com - And thanks again! :)

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 4, 2021

Welcome! Any questions, please ask.
UPDATES
★ Espresso ware is now on a short hiatus until May
★ Local Pick Up is available, read below - I have a lot of terms!
★ Pandemic Times people! I have a VERY short studio work schedule because of my kiddo & remote school. I appreciate your reading through the listing for the shipping date of your order BEFORE you purchase. I don't mind sending screenshots but you'll get them after 4pm weekdays. Questions? Message me.

You can follow our latest happenings here:
www.instagram.com/circaceramics
www.facebook.com/CircaCeramics

►LOCAL PICK UP LIMITED HOURS PANDEMIC PRECAUTIONS - I'm in the studio for VERY limited times during the week. When your order is ready, I will contact you with the available hours (anywhere between 4-7pm weekdays) to set up an appointment. Our building has a Masked Entry rule, so please have one ready and on your face! I am NOT allowing anyone into our studio at this time. I meet you in the vestibule to hand off the package, and that's it.

►Use the coupon code LOCALPICKUP to remove shipping charges for Chicago-only studio pick ups! We'll contact you once your ware is ready and schedule a pick up time for you. Easy-peasy :)

►If for some reason we wind up needing to ship your items (you keep rescheduling, you forget twice about the appointment, etc) we'll invoice you for the fee and then ship unless other arrangements are mutually made.

★★★Any questions, concerns, doubts, etc - PLEASE contact us! We don't bite, we don't want any stress, and we'd rather hear about your concern now rather than later.
So, seriously - Any questions whatsoever, contact us :)
-Nancy + Andy

► FOR MORE INFO = Visit our Shop Policies section.
ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS AT ALL, feel free to contact us here on Etsy (preferred) or via email: circaceramicschicago [!at] gmail.com - And thanks again! :)

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Nancy Pizarro-Witt

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Nancy Pizarro-Witt

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About CircaCeramics

Sales 9,640
On Etsy since 2006

Long story short....

Nancy and Andy operate a 2-person small batch pottery studio in the Ravenswood Industrial Corridor of Chicago. Their pottery is strongly influenced by old-school ware found in diners and references pop culture, good and bad. Everything is made in-house (from scratch) which helps create a unique and durable functional product.

Shop members

  • Nancy Pizarro

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I'm a graduate from Columbia College here in my hometown of Chicago and a mom to a very curious kid, who's 10 :)

  • Andy Witt

    Support Team

    Another Columbia College (Chicago) graduate with a concentration in sculpture, and a dad to an uber-curious kid, aged 10 :)

  • The Peanut, aka Big O.

    Child-in-Charge, Questioner, Support Team

    This is Ollie's hand :)

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Jan 2, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

The ware we make is very durable! It's food, dishwasher & microwave safe. It's even safe if placed in an oven for warming, from cold to 350.
Our prints are indelible, meaning they will not scratch or rub or fade off.
We WANT you to use our ware every day, so we make them durable and great looking for every day.

Gift wrapping and packaging

We DO NOT gift wrap.
All of our packaging is chosen with the need to get the ware to the buyer intact.
With that in mind, we do use biodegradable packing peanuts, and when possible, we use rubber bands to secure the bubblewrap so it can be reused.
Our boxes are new.
Our "Thank You" cards are recyclable.
That covers it, but if you have any questions, do ask!

Wholesale availability

You can send us a convo here about wholesale with your store info!
We have a linesheet here on Etsy we can send you to, or a PDF we can email you if you give us your details.

Sizing details

All of our listings have a capacity measurement, physical dimensions and weight of the item empty. If you still can't understand the measurement or need more details you haven't seen in the listing, let us know.

Custom and personalized orders

Custom inquiries are welcome, but please be aware that we charge for design work, including font searches. It's better for you to have you files ready for us to have a look and determine if we can work with them or not, and please be ready to adjust where we feel there needs to be adjustments, in order to provide the best possible results.

Please contact us prior to purchasing an item that you'd like personalized, or made custom by adding extra things to it!
We can then add the extra cost to it so you know what the final price will be for you. We DO NOT add names, dates, etc to ware without payment for these extra things. Questions? Send us a convo!