Announcement Thank you for visiting my Etsy shop! It is my intent to create inspiring pieces of pottery for everyday use. If you're looking for my "MADE TO ORDER" pieces, please visit my website: http://www.cropcircleclay.com/ Thank you for stopping by!
Thank you for visiting my Etsy shop! It is my intent to create inspiring pieces of pottery for everyday use. If you're looking for my "MADE TO ORDER" pieces, please visit my website: http://www.cropcircleclay.com/ Thank you for stopping by!
barbara vogt on Jul 25, 2016
thank you so much for the beautiful pendant.
Samantha Tucker-Canal on Jun 25, 2016
Absolutely love it!!! Thank you so much!
Delsie Middleton on Jun 3, 2016
I love all of Crop Circle Clays unique pieces. I have several and cherish each one.
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!
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.
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 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!
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 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!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
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
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
Enjoy! Diana Brower