DougSmithPottery

Handmade Wheel-Thrown Stoneware

Asheville, North Carolina · 6400 Sales

DougSmithPottery

Handmade Wheel-Thrown Stoneware

Asheville, North Carolina 6400 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Welcome to my studio here in the mountains of western North Carolina where you will find pottery to satisfy your heart and fill a niche in your home. Each handmade piece is ready-to-ship and was wheel-thrown, glazed and fired by me. The ultimate success of any piece is only achieved if you are 100% satisfied with your purchase from the moment you hit the order button!

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 15, 2017

Welcome to my studio here in the mountains of western North Carolina where you will find pottery to satisfy your heart and fill a niche in your home. Each handmade piece is ready-to-ship and was wheel-thrown, glazed and fired by me. The ultimate success of any piece is only achieved if you are 100% satisfied with your purchase from the moment you hit the order button!

Doug Smith

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About

A little bit about me

Ceramics hooked me 20 years ago the first time I sat at a wheel. I fell in love with clay and everything about making pottery. Trusting to serendipity, I left a career in teaching and enrolled in a 2-year professional crafts program. After graduation I started my business, built a home studio and I have never looked back.

I savor this creative life every single day. I take joy in shepherding my pieces through each successive step from throwing, to trimming, to firing, to glazing and to firing again. I still get a real kick from starting my day wrapping up my work to ship it out to an appreciative worldwide audience. My hours may be long and tiring but it is time spent joyfully living in the moment! I feel so lucky to have found what I was meant for.

Everything in my shop was created by me on my pottery wheel here in the mountains of western North Carolina. I take pleasure in bringing clay and color together to create useful, beautiful things for you to enjoy every day for a lifetime. My shop philosophy is simple: offer quality, functional handmade pottery with outstanding customer service.

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Last updated on Aug 15, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Gift Wrapping

You can have a gift selection wrapped and shipped directly to the recipient and I will be happy to include a note so they know it's from you. There is a place to change the shipping address at checkout and you can leave your note for the gift card in the message box. I will not include an invoice and I will confirm by convo that I prepared your selection as a gift.

Care Instructions

All my pottery is made with food safe glazes and may be used in the microwave, dishwasher and oven. For oven use it is best if you place the pottery into a cold oven that has not been preheated. This prevents a quick temperature change.

After a lot of use, the very white clay on the bottom of a pot can be quickly and easily rejuvenated by letting it sit in a shallow saucer of dilute bleach.

Packaging

I securely wrap my pottery in layers of cardboard before boxing it for shipment. In the rare instance of breakage during domestic shipping, notify me right away so I can immediately send you a new one. Please send me a photo so I can write off the loss.

Custom and Personalized Orders

Running a one-person studio/shop does not allow me the time for special orders.

The Nature of Handmade

To keep my work uniform, I throw or glaze several dozen of the same kind of pot at a time. Because it is handmade, there will always be slight variations between the piece of pottery in the photos and the one I send you. All dimensions that I list are close, but approximate. Also, my accent glazes flow during the firing, so each piece has its own unique, serendipitous pattern.

Photography

I use a white background, "daylight" LED bulbs, and a large HD monitor to produce and post the most accurate photographs I can. Please be aware though that computer monitor settings vary so an EXACT match is not always possible.