DragonflyPotteryCom

Dragonfly Pottery

Metamora, Indiana · 1758 Sales

DragonflyPotteryCom

Dragonfly Pottery

Metamora, Indiana 1758 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(343)

Shop owner

Shari D

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Announcement   All pottery pieces are MADE TO ORDER. Due to overwhelming demand, current production time is about 10-12 weeks.

Thank you for visiting my Etsy Shop!

Forget Granny’s china. Elegant hand-thrown pottery dishes are the new heirlooms! Everything just tastes better on a handmade dishes, They add warmth to your table that you just don't get from mass produced ceramics. I look forward to working with you to create your custom dinnerware that you will enjoy for years to come!

I know you are eager to receive your items, and I will do my best to get your orders shipped as quickly as possible! ALL ITEMS ARE MADE TO ORDER. Current production time is about 8-10 weeks (dinner plates and larger pieces take longer) PLEASE let me know if you need your items by a specific date and I will do my best to accommodate.

PLEASE allow extra time for orders including large dinner sized plates (10-11"), utensil holders and jars as kiln space limits the number that can be made at one time.

Photos included in listings are stock photos. Each piece is individually handcrafted. I am not a production potter. Variations will occur in size, shape and glazing (even within a set), and pieces may have slight imperfections.... But that is the beauty and charm of handmade. Each piece is unique! Enjoy!

Interested in adding items to a wedding registry? Use Etsy's registry service available here... https://help.etsy.com/hc/en-us/articles/115015521428-Gift-Registry

Warm Regards,
Shari D

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 15, 2018

All pottery pieces are MADE TO ORDER. Due to overwhelming demand, current production time is about 10-12 weeks.

Thank you for visiting my Etsy Shop!

Forget Granny’s china. Elegant hand-thrown pottery dishes are the new heirlooms! Everything just tastes better on a handmade dishes, They add warmth to your table that you just don't get from mass produced ceramics. I look forward to working with you to create your custom dinnerware that you will enjoy for years to come!

I know you are eager to receive your items, and I will do my best to get your orders shipped as quickly as possible! ALL ITEMS ARE MADE TO ORDER. Current production time is about 8-10 weeks (dinner plates and larger pieces take longer) PLEASE let me know if you need your items by a specific date and I will do my best to accommodate.

PLEASE allow extra time for orders including large dinner sized plates (10-11"), utensil holders and jars as kiln space limits the number that can be made at one time.

Photos included in listings are stock photos. Each piece is individually handcrafted. I am not a production potter. Variations will occur in size, shape and glazing (even within a set), and pieces may have slight imperfections.... But that is the beauty and charm of handmade. Each piece is unique! Enjoy!

Interested in adding items to a wedding registry? Use Etsy's registry service available here... https://help.etsy.com/hc/en-us/articles/115015521428-Gift-Registry

Warm Regards,
Shari D

Shari D

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(343)
Lydia Nicholson

Lydia Nicholson on May 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

The mug we ordered came, and it was absolutely beautiful! We chose one inscribed with “Grandma,” and gave it to my mom as a gift to share the news that we were pregnant! Not only was the shop owner great with answering my questions promptly, my mom uses her mug every morning and has told us on multiple occasions how much she loves the artistic design, as well as the size and fact that her Coffee stays hot for a long time.

agahcaras

agahcaras on May 8, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I LOVE this dog treat jar. Now saving money to buy new plates 😍

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About

Where it all began and how it became Dragonfly Pottery...

I got my hands in the mud for the first time at a Smoky Mountain pottery studio in Gatlinburg. For a short time, they offered a make it and take it hands on experience and I couldn’t wait to try it! With hand over hand assistance, my kids and I created something resembling bowls… I was hooked.

But, as it often does, life got busy and it was a move and a few years later before I played in the mud again. My teen daughter and I signed up for an open wheel night at a studio in Cincinnati (www.queencityclay.com), we had a blast! We followed that with an eight week beginner’s class, and started creating some very primitive, but functional pottery… it wasn’t pretty, and it weighed a ton… and life got in the way again. With the studio an hour away from our home, it was a year before we took another class, and then another 6 months later…

I have owned my own gift shop since 2000, and being in a rather remote area, I depended heavily on internet sales. It was great for a while, but has become impossible to compete with the internet giants. So, it was time to start thinking about other options. In 2013-14, my daughter went off to college, I got divorced, I lost my dad to cancer, my heart was broken and I was lost. Pottery became my therapy… and my answer.

In 2015, I added a studio space to my store and Dragonfly Pottery was born. You can visit the store in Metamora, Indiana from May-Dec and may even catch me throwing or glazing…

What Pottery has taught me about life…

Pottery and life have quite a few things in common I’ve learned over the past few years. The wheel has been my therapist as I transition from what I thought my life should be into what my life will be. I’ve learned to push a little harder and I’ve learned to let go… and I’ve needed lots of therapy to learn when to do which.

1. Find your center. Everything begins with centering. It doesn’t matter how much effort you put into something, if it’s not centered, it will never be balanced. I found my center on my potter’s wheel. It is my place to forget about everything around me, it is my place to reflect, and it is my place to get lost in the process.
2. Life is a process. Pottery is a process. There are lessons that must be learned. You can’t create a beautiful piece of pottery without first getting dirty and making lots of mistakes. I am learning to worry less about the destination, and enjoy the journey. There are times I have started with an image in mind only to end up with something completely different… and perhaps even more beautiful. Someday I will be able to do what I want to do and create what I want to create, but for now I will enjoy the process. Because even small steps are steps in the right direction.
3. There is beauty in imperfection. Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. I have had customers rave over glazes that I thought were hideous, and leave my favorite piece untouched for months. Pottery is a work of heart, and a handmade piece just feels warmer and more comforting than anything mass produced… even when it’s not perfect. Or perhaps BECAUSE it’s not perfect. When I am feeling less than stellar, I remind myself that in the eyes of those that matter, I am enough.
4. Shit happens… know when to let it go. Like life, there are some mistakes in pottery that with enough patience can be fixed. Push a little harder, keep a steady hand, and hope for the best. But sometimes, you can work on a piece too hard and find that all your efforts have in fact weakened the piece beyond repair, and you just have to let it go and start over. It is a fine line, there are days when everything is golden, and there are days when nothing works out… you just let it go and start again tomorrow.
5. Like clay, your life is yours to shape. It may not always go as planned, but you might just end up with something beautiful.

Why a Dragonfly?

The dragonfly, in almost every part of the world symbolizes change, strength and courage... I discovered my love for pottery during a difficult time in my life and it is helping me to find my place in this ever changing world. Every piece I create has a dragonfly as part of my signature or stamped on the handle of a mug. I hope that when you see it, it reminds you to follow YOUR dreams!

Thank you for being part of my journey!
Shari D

Shop members

  • Shari D

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on April 12, 2018
Welcome to Dragonfly Pottery!

All of my pieces are one of a kind and handmade by me. My glazes are all LEAD FREE and FOOD SAFE. They are durable and dishwasher, microwave and oven safe, unless otherwise stated. It is best to hand wash pieces that have large areas that are left unglazed. When baking stoneware, please be sure to place in cold oven and allow to warm to temperature... never place stoneware in a preheated oven. To avoid thermal shock (and breaking) do not cook frozen item directly on pottery.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 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
DAMAGE
I package my items very carefully, but occasionally accidents happen. If your item arrives broken, please notify me within 3 days. You will need to submit photos of the item and the packaging material so that an insurance claim can be filed. Items can not be replaced until photos are received. You do not need to return broken items.

RETURNS
If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase please contact me within 3 DAYS of the receipt of your purchase.

Return shipping fees are the responsibility of the BUYER. Items must be returned and received in original packaging in original condition and shipped with Delivery Confirmation. Returns must be received within 10 days.

Refunds will be issued as store credit. Shipping charges are non refundable and will be deducted from credit.
Payment
We accept PayPal and credit cards through the ETSY Direct Checkout.
You can also pay with your credit card at PayPal even if you DON'T have a PayPal account.

Orders shipped to an address in IN will be charged 7.5% Sales Tax. ETSY will automatically calculate and charge the tax.
Shipping
On most domestic (US) orders, we use USPS and we ship by Priority/First Class Mail. Please note the current production time before placing your order. You will receive tracking information when your order ships.

On Heavier/Bulkier Items we may ship by UPS. We will always ship by the quickest means to avoid extra handling/transit time unless you request a specific method (Additional Fee).

Insurance is not generally included in these options, although limited insurance is included on US Domestic Priority Mail shipments ($50).

To purchase additional insurance please notify us in “Notes to Seller” and we will bill you separately. Items shipped without insurance or to an incorrect address are the responsibility of the buyer.

If your Etsy address does not match your Pay pal address, Items will be shipped to your Etsy address.

We can ship your item to a different address and include a gift card at no additional cost. Let us know in the “Message to Seller” during checkout, or through the Etsy Convo system by pressing "Contact seller" under any of the listings, previous to payment. Tell us the name of the gift recipient and if you wish a short message on the gift card. No refunds or credits will be given for items lost due to incorrect mailing address, or for mistakes on the greeting.

All photos shown in our shop are stock photographs, so the item you receive will vary slightly from the photo. I am not a production potter. Each piece is hand made and there will be slight shape, size, and glaze variations even within dinnerware sets. Items may contain slight imperfections... but that is the charm of handmade dinnerware.

----PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE ORDERING!!

All items will be MADE TO ORDER it may take me 6-10 weeks to make and ship. Please contact me for current production time.

Orders containing large dinner plates may take longer as kiln space limits the number that can be fired at one time.

Please MAKE SURE YOU READ THE LISTING AND SHIPPING SCHEDULE before placing your order, and let us know of any deadlines you may have.
Additional policies and FAQs
Wedding/Gift Registry

Create a registry through Etsy by visiting https://help.etsy.com/hc/en-us/articles/115015521428-Gift-Registry