Earthworks Studio, Kelly Averill Savino

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Announcement    I love old books and antique shops, fossils and good luck charms, things well loved and well used and well worn, objects made by skilled hands. I value the things we save for the stories they carry, and look for the stories in objects left behind.


Last updated on Nov 25, 2020

I love old books and antique shops, fossils and good luck charms, things well loved and well used and well worn, objects made by skilled hands. I value the things we save for the stories they carry, and look for the stories in objects left behind.


Kelly Savino

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Kelly Savino


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About Earthworkstudio

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Earthworks Studio, Kelly Averill Savino

I have worked as a public sector folklorist, an academic, a potter and a writer. I manage a teaching studio for 3D fine craft in a botanical garden in Toledo, Ohio and am blessed to know many generous and enthusiastic makers.

My flasks and small vessels have their roots in medieval culture, and the history of fermented and cultured foods. I take heart from the process of a saved "starter' giving new life to later batches (sourdough, yogurt, fermented beverages, etc) because it reminds me of how human traditions pass through generations. I usually sell flasks at renfaire, but it's 2020 and we're rolling with the changes.

My new line of "Dangly Bits" jewelry provide a purpose for the pieces I make in my studio (clay beads, enamelled and etched copper, stitched sari silk, fused glass, polymer, ecoprint and felting, rolled paper beads, handmade books, glass frame charms, etc.) -- and the stones, bones and fossils I collect from nature -- and the trinkets, baubles and remnants of personal history I have always hoarded from antique shops, my grandfathers' tool and tackle boxes and my grandmothers' jewelry boxes and junk drawers.

I have a special appreciation for those objects we have invested with meaning, even when they they have outlived the hands that once held them. Religious medals and milagros, good luck charms, Hamsa hands and Ganesh charms, are incorporated in places of honor. Your own treasures can be included as well: the collar tags of a beloved pet, cremains, the old boyfriend's class ring, an orphaned earring or bit of an elderly Aunt's costume jewelry can become part of a custom piece, as can your ancestor photos, war medals and dogtags and other treasures from your attic. We can collaborate using sent images so your treasures never need to be shipped.

You can find tutorials, videos of art making, and more at my blog:

Shop members

  • Kelly Averill Savino

    Owner, Maker

    I'm a folklorist, potter and studio artist, so my work celebrates the histories, mysteries and traditions carried by our personal artifacts.

  • Jeff Savino


    Patient partner, staunch supporter and occasional voice of reason <3

Shop policies

Last updated on November 1, 2020
I believe in hard work, well done. My goal is to get the things I love to make into the hands of people who will love to own them.
I love to get feedback from customers, and will often make custom work to accommodate your own stories and meanings. Message me with your questions and ideas!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 6 hours of purchase
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)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
If the package arrives and you're not happy, let me know. You can ship it back and I will refund your purchase price minus my Etsy fees. You will need to pay for shipping it back unless I goofed up the order somehow. OK? Talk to me. There's always a solution.
Contact me if you are not able to use any of the standard payment methods; I can take a check if you don't mind waiting for me to ship until after the check clears. If you bought on an impulse and changed your mind, you can cancel your order in the next six hours (after that, it will likely be on its way!) I can refund if you let me know within five days of receipt, and if you can ship it back within 14 days of delivery. Custom work can't be returned.
I can ship quickly and it will arrive in a couple of days. Please let me know if a package is a gift, and I can add a customized message and I won't enclose the receipt.
Additional policies and FAQs
My work is well constructed and carefully assembled, but even stoneware ceramics can break if dropped, and I don't recommend wearing my jewelry to play football or take a shower. If your purchase is damaged or broken, even after years of use, get in touch and I tell you how to repair it, or you can send it back to me for a low cost fix.