DandelionPottery

Handmade Functional Pottery by Meredith Soto

Oreland, Pennsylvania | 3529 Sales

DandelionPottery

Handmade Functional Pottery by Meredith Soto

Oreland, Pennsylvania 3529 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars (930)

Announcement   Welcome! My handmade functional pottery - mugs, bowls, yarn bowls, jewelry dishes, spoon rests and other kitchen wares - are created to bring some extra joy and beauty into your everyday life. My ceramics are food safe, microwave and dishwasher safe.

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Last updated on Sep 13, 2016

Welcome! My handmade functional pottery - mugs, bowls, yarn bowls, jewelry dishes, spoon rests and other kitchen wares - are created to bring some extra joy and beauty into your everyday life. My ceramics are food safe, microwave and dishwasher safe.

Meredith Soto

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About

How I Got My Hands Messy

One night in December of 2011, I casually said to my husband, “What do you think of me quitting my job?” He immediately replied “I was thinking the same thing.” So, after a mere 10 days of prayer, thought and some loose financial calculations, I wrote a quick resignation email to the Personnel Director at my “hard-to-get-a-job-in” school district in a suburb of Philadelphia, PA. After 9 ½ years of teaching art (mostly elementary) I decided to stay home with my two little boys, start teaching Sunday School and..... make pottery! While a full time teacher I was frustrated that I couldn’t find time to for my own artwork (unless you count my amazing tissue paper butterflies, paper mache masks and watercolor-over-crayon masterpieces). I used my last precious paycheck to buy a small kiln. I had already purchased my own wheel a few years back while in Graduate School at Tyler School of Art, earning a master’s degree in Art Education. Our basement was now my studio! My goal was to spend about 1 day a week making pottery and eventually try to sell a bit of it here, on Etsy.

I opened my itty bitty business, Dandelion Pottery, in late April, 2012. I made my first sale on my birthday in early May to a total stranger. Since then the sales have been coming in at about the same pace as I am able to get the work done. I haven’t worn my “teacher clothes” in months, have short ugly fingernails nails, rarely wear my wedding ring (sorry Pete!), and we have a faint trail of clay footprints in varying sizes all through our house. I am one happy Mommy.

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  • Meredith Soto

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Before starting my own business, I was an elementary art teacher for about 10 years. I decided to resign and stay home with my boys and make a bit of pottery when I wasn't wiping noses and making PB & J. I couldn't be happier!

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Last updated on January 2, 2019
Welcome to Dandelion Pottery! My name is Meredith Soto. My wares are intended to bring even more joy and beauty into your home through their everyday use.

I make all my pottery in my basement studio in Oreland, PA (just outside of Philly). I fire the pieces in my electric kiln to cone six. Everything is dishwasher and microwave safe. I only use glazes that have been tested to be food safe.

I will work hard to ensure that your purchase goes as smoothly and quickly as possible. I'd love to get your feedback. Thank you for stopping by my shop! Meredith

Accepted payment methods

Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I genuinely want you to have a pleasing experience with Dandelion Pottery, from start to finish.

Please convo me if you are in any way unhappy with your purchase. I will refund your purchase if it is returned to me in its original packaging within 10 days. Unfortunately I cannot refund your postage.
Payment
PayPal, Credit Card or Etsy Gift Card. Please convo me if you have any difficulty.
Shipping
In Stock items will leave my studio within 1-3 business days, and then ship via 3-Day Priority Mail, with the exception of "Free Shipping" items, which ship via 2-5 day mail.

Custom Orders will take 4-6 weeks for me to make. I cannot speed things up, pottery is a slow, multi-step process. Please be patient and plan ahead for your purchases. I DO NOT TAKE CUSTOM ORDERS DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS (June-Aug) - please plan ahead :)

I use new or sturdy used boxes and use recyclable paper or used packaging materials (peanuts, air packs, etc). I occasionally use bubble wrap. When I package my pottery I imagine it being dropped, stepped on and trampled during its journey. I package it to survive! Also, I allow my rambunctious boys to carry packages into the Post Office with me... so yes, it's packaged well!!

---INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING:
I ship internationally via First Class International.
Delays introduced by the shipper or customs' authorities are out of my control and I accept no responsibility for late deliveries as a result. Any additional charges are the responsibility of the buyer.