ConchoCreekPottery

Pottery Mugs, Soup Mugs, Wine Cups, Bowls

Concho, Arizona · 1677 Sales

ConchoCreekPottery

Pottery Mugs, Soup Mugs, Wine Cups, Bowls

Concho, Arizona 1677 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(398)

Shop owner

Rich Hepp

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Announcement   Add beauty to every day with our durable, handmade pottery.
VACATION NOTICE: Aug 29-Sep 8
Every piece is wheel-thrown by Rich Hepp on his potter's wheel.

Rich mixes his own glazes from carefully sourced minerals to insure that his pottery is 100% lead-free and safe for everyday use. Rich has been making his high-fire pottery for 35 years. He fires with a gas kiln which enhances the unique molten effects of the glaze. Each piece is fired to 2400 degrees which makes the most durable pottery possible. Once you try one of his mugs, you will not want to drink from anything else.

Being a one-man studio, Rich handles every piece of pottery at least a dozen times. There is generally about a 6-week process to make a single piece of pottery. For this reason, there is no way to get "overnight" pottery and there is a limited amount that Rich can produce in a year's time because he makes every piece by hand. By Thanksgiving time, the last pottery of the year has all been wheel thrown and waiting for glazing. Any new pots that Rich throws after Thanksgiving won't be ready until next year. For best selection, shop early for your holiday purchases.

SPECIAL NOTICE: SHOP VACATIONS
We periodically close our Etsy shop in order to allow time for business and family events. Our schedule is always posted here to allow you to plan ahead for making purchases.

ON VACATION: Aug 29-Sep 8
Items purchased by noon on Aug 28 will be shipped that day, Regular shipping schedule will resume on Sep 10.


REGULAR SHIPPING SCHEDULE
We ship 6 days per week.

"AT COST" SHIPPING POLICY
We ship all items "at cost." This means we charge exactly what it costs to ship by USPS plus materials. Whenever possible, we use USPS boxes. However, most of our pottery can be packaged more securely in our own cube boxes. We realize the cost of shipping has increased and we make every effort to keep the cost as low as possible by packaging in the smallest boxes possible to insure safe shipping.

HOW WE PACK
We use new materials for shipping. All items are bubble-wrapped and packed into a box large enough to absorb shock. We incorporate as much kraft brown paper as possible to minimize use of plastics. Larger orders are usually double boxed with styrine peanuts in between the boxes for added protection. On international orders, we use more bubble wrap and occasionally substitute a clay box to get the weight down and keep shipping costs lower.

USPS
We do our best to post accurate shipping prices, but sometimes the cost for shipping your item(s) is lower. In this case, we will promptly refund the overage by the same method you paid. You will receive an email notification.

FREE REPLACEMENT
In the rare event that an item is broken during shipment, it will be replaced promptly at no charge within 10 days of original shipping date. Please email a photo of the broken item.

REFUNDS
If you find that the piece you ordered is not exactly what you wanted, please contact us right away. We will accept returns of unused items in original condition within 10 days of original shipping date. Full purchase price (shipping excluded) will be refunded.


Thank you for shopping with us!
RICH

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 10, 2018

Add beauty to every day with our durable, handmade pottery.
VACATION NOTICE: Aug 29-Sep 8
Every piece is wheel-thrown by Rich Hepp on his potter's wheel.

Rich mixes his own glazes from carefully sourced minerals to insure that his pottery is 100% lead-free and safe for everyday use. Rich has been making his high-fire pottery for 35 years. He fires with a gas kiln which enhances the unique molten effects of the glaze. Each piece is fired to 2400 degrees which makes the most durable pottery possible. Once you try one of his mugs, you will not want to drink from anything else.

Being a one-man studio, Rich handles every piece of pottery at least a dozen times. There is generally about a 6-week process to make a single piece of pottery. For this reason, there is no way to get "overnight" pottery and there is a limited amount that Rich can produce in a year's time because he makes every piece by hand. By Thanksgiving time, the last pottery of the year has all been wheel thrown and waiting for glazing. Any new pots that Rich throws after Thanksgiving won't be ready until next year. For best selection, shop early for your holiday purchases.

SPECIAL NOTICE: SHOP VACATIONS
We periodically close our Etsy shop in order to allow time for business and family events. Our schedule is always posted here to allow you to plan ahead for making purchases.

ON VACATION: Aug 29-Sep 8
Items purchased by noon on Aug 28 will be shipped that day, Regular shipping schedule will resume on Sep 10.


REGULAR SHIPPING SCHEDULE
We ship 6 days per week.

"AT COST" SHIPPING POLICY
We ship all items "at cost." This means we charge exactly what it costs to ship by USPS plus materials. Whenever possible, we use USPS boxes. However, most of our pottery can be packaged more securely in our own cube boxes. We realize the cost of shipping has increased and we make every effort to keep the cost as low as possible by packaging in the smallest boxes possible to insure safe shipping.

HOW WE PACK
We use new materials for shipping. All items are bubble-wrapped and packed into a box large enough to absorb shock. We incorporate as much kraft brown paper as possible to minimize use of plastics. Larger orders are usually double boxed with styrine peanuts in between the boxes for added protection. On international orders, we use more bubble wrap and occasionally substitute a clay box to get the weight down and keep shipping costs lower.

USPS
We do our best to post accurate shipping prices, but sometimes the cost for shipping your item(s) is lower. In this case, we will promptly refund the overage by the same method you paid. You will receive an email notification.

FREE REPLACEMENT
In the rare event that an item is broken during shipment, it will be replaced promptly at no charge within 10 days of original shipping date. Please email a photo of the broken item.

REFUNDS
If you find that the piece you ordered is not exactly what you wanted, please contact us right away. We will accept returns of unused items in original condition within 10 days of original shipping date. Full purchase price (shipping excluded) will be refunded.


Thank you for shopping with us!
RICH

Rich Hepp

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Rich Hepp

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About

A Lifetime at the Wheel

Rich learned his craft while he was a business major at New Mexico State University in the 70s. In 1983 he opened Robledo Mountain Pottery in the 4000 sf home he constructed from adobe. From there he ran his business for 25 years before relocating to Pennsylvania, and then to Concho, AZ where he is the sole proprietor of Concho Creek Pottery.

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  • Rich Hepp

    Owner, Potter

    Rich is a 35-year potter specializing in wheel-thrown kitchenware. He runs his one-man shop from Concho, AZ and creates every piece of his pottery from start to finish. His functional designs are meant to add beauty to every day living.

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