CurtinsCreations

Curtin's Creations: one of a kind ceramics

Burlington, Vermont · 22 Sales

CurtinsCreations

Curtin's Creations: one of a kind ceramics

Burlington, Vermont 22 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Just a potter playing with mud and fire to bring imagination to life. Unique wine stoppers, creatures, ring stands, bottles & more, handmade in Vermont!

I've been enjoying pottery since 2000 when I sat down at a wheel with a lump of clay and rediscovered the joy of creation. Since then I've been learning to twist clay, fire, and glazes into my own unique expressions. Functional pieces are fine, but right now, I'm focused on my wine stoppers and Curly Creatures. Whimsical little things, each creature is thrown on a wheel, carefully pulled off to add a tail, then hand-modified to add fins, legs, scales... anything you or I can imagine! Stoppers are similar, but totally handbuilt. I try to give each piece its own personality, but all almost always get a smile from people who see them. "So cute!" "I love it - what *is* it?"

I hope you enjoy my creations as much as I do.

See my blog for in-depth info on my work, photos, and thoughts:
http://www.curtinscreations.com

Instagram: @curtinscreations

And watch my facebook Page for pictures of Creations in progress, discount codes, to tell your friends, or just to say hi! (The more the merrier, after all!)
http://fb.me/CurlyCreatures

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 23, 2016

Just a potter playing with mud and fire to bring imagination to life. Unique wine stoppers, creatures, ring stands, bottles & more, handmade in Vermont!

I've been enjoying pottery since 2000 when I sat down at a wheel with a lump of clay and rediscovered the joy of creation. Since then I've been learning to twist clay, fire, and glazes into my own unique expressions. Functional pieces are fine, but right now, I'm focused on my wine stoppers and Curly Creatures. Whimsical little things, each creature is thrown on a wheel, carefully pulled off to add a tail, then hand-modified to add fins, legs, scales... anything you or I can imagine! Stoppers are similar, but totally handbuilt. I try to give each piece its own personality, but all almost always get a smile from people who see them. "So cute!" "I love it - what *is* it?"

I hope you enjoy my creations as much as I do.

See my blog for in-depth info on my work, photos, and thoughts:
http://www.curtinscreations.com

Instagram: @curtinscreations

And watch my facebook Page for pictures of Creations in progress, discount codes, to tell your friends, or just to say hi! (The more the merrier, after all!)
http://fb.me/CurlyCreatures

Tim Curtin

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Reviews

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Elena

Elena on Jul 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Even cuter than what I thought it would be. Such a nice little vase :D

Cassandra Engel

Cassandra Engel on Mar 20, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Tim was a PLEASURE to deal with- very attentive to my wants and patient and commutative; he went back in forth with me for weeks to help create a piece for me that was custom to my needs. He was very thorough and very concerned about my satisfaction. All turned out perfect- the piece is gorgeous! Thanks so much! Will definitely use you again!

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Updates

Now, with more corks! I've got corks in stock again for an additional price - convo me to inquire about adding one to an order!

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This pair of vases has been broken up - who wants to give the big one a home? (He'll make a great present!)

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About

Making fun out of mud!

I've been a vermont potter since 2000, working with stoneware - its a terrific outlet for me to be able to make something solid. Back in 2010 one creation led to another, until I had a little, random, curly-tailed creature in front of me. It made people smile, and laugh, and ask questions... so more of those were born, and then I started looking for a more functional outlet. Since I love wine, I decided to go with wine stoppers - and am happy to say I'm proud of what I've created. (It takes a lot to say that - I'm a pretty picky guy.)

I'm also finally listing some of my functional work - there's much more to come!

In the meantime, enjoy the creatures, drink up, and please don't hesitate to ask me any questions you have!

-Tim

Shop members

  • Tim Curtin

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Working with clay since 2000, engineer by day, ceramics by night (the engineering shows in the precision of my work).

Shop policies

Last updated on March 29, 2016
Welcome! Thanks for browsing - I hope that you get as much enjoyment out of my work as I do. I'll do whatever is necessary to be sure your shopping experience is a fulfilling one!

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Payment
Please pay via paypal or direct - if you have any troubles, please contact me directly - tim [!at] curtinscreations.com - and we can make other arrangements.
Shipping
I take great care and pride while creating my works, and I take just as much care when shipping so that everything reaches you quickly and safely. Because my pieces are so delicate, I charge a bit more for shipping and handling. Its worth it to be sure they arrive intact!

Work will be shipped within at most two business days, but typically within 24 hours. I ship via UPS Ground or USPS.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please notify me immediately for any work damaged during shipping so that I can report the claim to UPS or USPS - all work is insured for just this reason.

I'd like you to be as pleased with your purchase as possible. If you are not satisfied, please email me - tim [!at] curtinscreations.com - to discuss within five business days.

Buyer is responsible for safe shipping and costs for any returns.
Additional policies and FAQs
Special Requests:
Understanding that no two of my pieces are the same, I'm willing to discuss custom orders - colors, sizes, etc. I am also open to trading work with other artists. Convo or email me to talk.