CropCircleClay

Inspiring.Earthy.Spiritual handmade pottery

Ohio, United States · 1272 Sales

CropCircleClay

Inspiring.Earthy.Spiritual handmade pottery

Ohio, United States 1272 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Thank you for visiting my Etsy shop! It is my intent to create inspiring pieces of pottery for everyday use. I infuse my clay with Reiki energy before creating. Thank you for stopping by!

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Last updated on Aug 14, 2016

Thank you for visiting my Etsy shop! It is my intent to create inspiring pieces of pottery for everyday use. I infuse my clay with Reiki energy before creating. Thank you for stopping by!

Diana Brower

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Diana Brower

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Throwing pots on my wheel with my studio assistant, Buddy.

About

Hello, welcome to my home studio!

I am Diana Brower and I am the potter of "Crop Circle Clay" in Troy, Ohio USA. I hand-build some pieces, throw other pots on my wheel and then fire all of them in my electric kiln. I love to make these pots! They bring me such joy! As I sit down at my wheel I first bring in Reiki energy to connect with the clay. This energy opens up my creativity and grounds me to Mother Earth. Then I try to listen to what the clay would like to become. When I know that this small ball of clay will be a mug, I form a picture in my inner eye of the shape that I desire. Then my hands and my muses do the rest!

​HOW I PUT DESIGNS ON MY POTTERY: ​
I print inspiring designs onto laser decals via a laser printer. It's the iron oxide of the toner that burns into the pots in a special 3rd kiln firing. This extra step requires more materials (decals & toner), labor (I spend about 30 min. designing each piece) and electricity, so these pots are more expensive than my 'regular' pottery that is only fired 2x. But, of course they are worth it!

WHY CROP CIRCLES?
The crop circle designs are formations (pictographs or star glyphs) found in the crops of farmer's fields all over the world. I love them! They are both beautiful and inspirational. I believe they trigger the divine spark in all of us. Although predominantly found in the county of Wiltshire in England, there have also been some in my home state of Ohio! We don't really know who creates them but the patterns are created with sacred geometry. Many, many theories abound! I can't wait to walk into my first crop circle and feel the energies. I'd love to lay down and meditate there!

SPIRITUAL MATTERS: ​
Sacred Geometry & Reiki: Many people believe that the sacred geometry of the crop circles radiate divine energy. Whether the design rests in a barley field or on a coffee mug does not matter; they believe that the contents of their mug will be infused with this energy. So, whether it's the Reiki or the sacred geometry of the crop circles, these pots are just bursting with energy! Many people even feel it when they wear one of my pendants. If you're as sensitive to energy as I am, no doubt you'll feel it too.

POTTERY CARE: ​
My pots are high fired to cone 5 for durability and are dishwasher and microwave safe. The designs are permanent and will not come off in your dishwasher. Silicone lids for my travel mugs are also dishwasher safe! Also, only lead-free glazes are used.

​​DO YOU HAVE AN ASSISTANT?​
​​Buddy, our adorable yellow Labrador is my only assistant. He keeps me company in the studio! I'm a one woman studio; the ceramic artist, photographer, marketing specialist, publicist, bookkeeper and shipping clerk all rolled into one and I love it!

PERSONALIZED/CUSTOM ORDERS:
​​Personalized pots take approximately 10-12 weeks to complete; but this timeline varies according to my order volume. Each and every piece is one of a kind. Please be patient with me. :-)

​​​WHERE IN THE WORLD? ​
Happily, there are Crop Circle Clay pots all over the world! In addition to about 48 U.S. states, I've also shipped my pots to customers in 14 countries around the world, including; Australia, Belarus, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, England, Japan, Turkey, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Pakistan, New Zealand, Germany and France.

Thank you for stopping by!
Diana Brower

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  • Diana Brower

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Diana began her fascination with clay in 1994 at the Chelsea Ceramic Guild in New York City; taking classes there for 5 years before moving back to her home state of Ohio. She adores creating with clay.

  • Buddy

    Studio Assistant

    Buddy does all sorts of tasks from keeping pesky critters out of the yard to serving as guard dog at the studio entrance. He protects me as I work in the studio late at night. Also serves as inspiration when needed!

Shop policies

Last updated on March 15, 2016
Pottery is my passion and I'm thrilled to be able to follow my dreams. I feel very grateful for those who treasure handmade items and shop on Etsy, like you! Thank you so very much! I love to buy directly from Etsy artists also, it's like a 24/7 art show!

Accepted payment methods

Payment
Crop Circle Clay accepts Etsy Gift Cards, all major credit cards and Paypal.
Shipping
Your purchase of IN-STOCK/READY TO SHIP items will be packed up and shipped within 3 business days after payment is received. MADE TO ORDER items take 10-12 weeks to create, then will be shipped.

DOMESTIC SHIPPING: I ship via USPS Priority Mail for pots and USPS First Class mail for one piece jewelry. Usually, if you purchase more than 1 jewelry item, I will ship it via Priority Mail. You will receive a shipping notification when I print out your shipping label. This shipping receipt will provide you with the tracking number.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: I ship via USPS First Class International for orders under 4 pounds and USPS Priority Mail Int'l for packages over 4 pounds. Please allow at least 2 weeks to receive your item.

***Customer is responsible for any and all Import Customs Fees. This does not mean that I didn't pay enough postage for your item, it means your country doesn't want you to buy from the U.S., so they penalize you by charging a fee to get your item.***
Refunds and Exchanges
My pictures and descriptions are very accurate and you can get a good idea of what you are buying prior to your purchase. I take my photos outdoors in natural sunlight but every computer monitor is different.

NOTE: Each piece is one of a kind. If you are purchasing a "Made to Order" item, please know that it will not look exactly like the photos of past pots, but similar.

If you are unhappy with your purchase of a non-personalized in-stock item, I will gladly take a return and give you a refund for the price of the item (not the shipping fee to you) AS LONG AS YOU CONTACT ME WITHIN 1 WEEK OF PURCHASE to tell me that you're not happy. Customer will pay return shipping fees to me.

**NOTE: CUSTOM or PERSONALIZED ITEMS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.**

If your purchase arrives broken or damaged; please contact me right away. Depending upon the piece I will try to replace it for you by either creating a new piece or substituting another one in my shop, with your consent. If that is not possible, I will refund your money. I will ask you to take pictures and send them to me for the shipping insurance claim.
Additional policies and FAQs
POTTERY INFORMATION: My pottery is high fired (cone 5 or 6) stoneware and is very durable. The glazes that I use are commercial glazes and are certified non-toxic (lead free). The pots are microwave, dishwasher and oven safe. If you do use them in the oven, please do not pre-heat your oven, but turn it on once the pot is inside. The laser decals are burned into the glaze during a 3rd firing, therefore they do hold up in the dishwasher--I've tested them!

Enjoy! Diana Brower