ErinCarpenterPottery

handmade porcelain pottery

Ames, Iowa · 92 Sales

ErinCarpenterPottery

handmade porcelain pottery

Ames, Iowa 92 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(22)

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Announcement

Last updated on Jan 8, 2018

Thanks for stopping by! Please let me know if you have any questions.

See more of my work or contact me at
erincarpenterpottery.com
facebook.com/erincarpenterpottery
instagram @erincarpenterpottery
twitter @erincpottery
erin [!at] erincarpenterpottery.com

Pickup in Ames, IA is always an option. Use coupon code LOCAL to waive shipping fees.

Erin Carpenter

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Erin Carpenter

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(22)
Carrie Sweet

Carrie Sweet on Jan 17, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I bought this gift for my mother and she was floored with how beautiful it was. As she said - "it's more than a coffee mug, it's a piece of art!" I received my order only a few days after purchasing online, well wrapped and labeled to ensure it arrived in one piece. I also received a lovely note from Erin herself! I'm obsessed with her work!

Christy Bell

Christy Bell on Jan 2, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This mug is so pretty :) The meticulous craftsmanship is unbelievable! Thank you so much!

Christy Bell

Christy Bell on Jan 2, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This mug is so gorgeous! The amount of meticulous craftsmanship is unbelievable! Thank you so much!

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About

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Erin grew up in the farmlands of Illinois, spending her non-school time exploring the fields, timber and creeks, accumulating scars in old barns, playing softball and swimming, fawning over spring kittens, and making home crafts including counted cross stitch, painting, and drawing.

After graduating from Iowa State University with a bachelors in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Studies, Erin turned her focus to a new love—taekwondo. She currently co-instructs the APR Taekwondo program with her husband. She loves coaching the competition team and looks forward to the national championships every summer.

Missing the creative process and reward of working with her hands, Erin went looking for a new artistic outlet and took a wheel-throwing workshop in the winter of 2012. Clay became an addiction, and she quit her day-job to be a full-time potter in 2015.

Her current work is influenced by organic textures, art-deco/nouveau patterns, and gothic architecture. One line includes semi-functional, pierced fruit bowls and vases—these are useable, but extremely delicate and many hours are invested in each piece. The other line of work is similarly influenced, but has layers of surface decoration, notably mishima (underglaze inlay), water etching, and gold luster.

Follow me on Instagram: erincarpenterpottery
My portfolio: http://erincarpenterpottery.com
Send me an email: erincarpenterpottery [!at] gmail.com

Shop members

  • Erin Carpenter

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on January 8, 2018
Hello and welcome!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 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)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
I must be notified immediately regarding work damaged in shipping, so that it may be reported to USPS. (I've never had a piece break during shipping.) Everything is insured, but the buyer is responsible for covering any shipping costs to return the item to ensure a refund.

I would like you to be happy with your purchase. If for some reason you are not satisfied please convo me ASAP. The buyer is responsible for safe return of work and return shipping costs to receive a refund.
Payment
Residents of IA will be charged sales tax.
Shipping
Items ship in 1-3 business days.

If you are located near Ames, IA please convo me if you'd like to pick up your order.

All items are shipped with USPS Priority Mail and will include a tracking number and insurance.

Shipping costs primarily cover only the cost of shipping, but may also include costs associated with packaging. Ceramics require packing paper, sturdy cardboard boxes and bubble wrap for safe travel. If the actual shipping cost ends up being drastically different from what you're charged, I'll refund the difference.

I haven't listed prices for shipping internationally because it can be prohibitively expensive, but am happy to offer an estimate and ship anything you'd like. Please convo me with your ship-to address if you would like a shipping estimate for specific items in my shop.

You are welcome to convo me if you have a question about shipping costs or delivery times.
Additional policies and FAQs
All clay and glazes are lead-free and food safe.

My handmade pottery is designed for everyday use and enjoyment, however it does require more careful handling than mass-produced ceramics.

• Please avoid using in the microwave or directly on the stovetop. Uneven heating can cause damage. Items with gold luster are absolutely not microwave safe!
• All glazes are food and dishwasher safe, however, hand-washing with a mild dish soap is recommended.
• Avoid sudden temperature fluctuations (putting a cold item directly into a hot oven, or a hot item in the fridge/freezer).
• Do not pour boiling stovetop water directly into handmade ware. "Pre-warming" pieces by filling with hot tap water prior to pouring hot water for coffee or tea is recommended.
• Unglazed pottery is porous and can absorb water—that applies to the bottom/foot of all my pieces. Please make sure an item is completely dry before storing, and use a coaster on delicate surfaces.