FireDancePottery

FireDance Pottery

Salt Lake, Utah · 256 Sales

FireDancePottery

FireDance Pottery

Salt Lake, Utah 256 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(54)

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Mira

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Announcement   Why eat and drink from mass produced vessels with no character. Make choosing a dish from your kitchen cupboard an adventure with unique handmade ceramics. Mix and match cups and bowls and serving dishes to make eating a more interesting experience!

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Last updated on Jun 5, 2018

Why eat and drink from mass produced vessels with no character. Make choosing a dish from your kitchen cupboard an adventure with unique handmade ceramics. Mix and match cups and bowls and serving dishes to make eating a more interesting experience!

Mira

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Mira

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5 out of 5 stars
(54)
seldomseenshake

seldomseenshake on Jun 5, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Completely gorgeous bowl. I love it to pieces. This is going to be my mixing bowl. We are going to make wonderful delicious things together. Highly recommend this seller.

Phaedra Hawn

Phaedra Hawn on May 26, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Received quickly and item was well-packaged. The piece is beautiful and looks lovely next to my sink. I’m using it as a soap dish and it makes me happy every time I see it. Thanks a bunch!

Barbara Conrad

Barbara Conrad on May 25, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I have a Polish honey jar that needed a really nice spoon. I have been looking everywhere and finally found this one. It is absolutely beautiful and couldn't be a better match. Mira, the shop owner, was so helpful making sure the spoon would work as far as size, since I needed a pretty tiny spoon. I highly recommend this shop!

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About

Serious Mud Addiction

About my shop: Each item I sell at FireDance Pottery is handmade by me. I throw most pieces by hand on the wheel then hand finish with the little details. Sometimes a piece is hand built using slabs or coils. This process ensures that you are purchasing something unique, not something out of a standard mould.

About me and my love of ceramics:
In 1999 while attending Westminster College in Salt Lake City I took my very first ceramics class (Majolica Pottery). I ended up taking a class every semester until graduating. Then a few years later I went back to school hoping to get another degree in Biology. I ended up spending every night sometimes until midnight in the ceramics studio. I finally realized then that playing in the "mud" is my passion and should be my career.
In 2007 I started selling my wares in small local markets, farmers markets and at festivals. I started out slowly at first and then gained confidence and started thinking about selling online.
I took a break in 2010 after having my daughter and slowly started building up momentum again.
Then in 2012 I decided that Etsy would be the perfect platform for me to help me get my business to a larger market while I stay home and raise my daughter. I love running my Etsy shop, getting inspired by custom orders and trying to constantly improve on my technique.
I am and always will be completely addicted to the process of making ceramics. I can feel when it's been too long since i've been in the studio, I get antsy, I need to get "mud" fix. I love the feeling of unloading a kiln when it's been glaze fired, it's like Christmas. I love to make things that people will use daily. I like to think about the pieces that i've made over the years in the cupboards of people's homes being used and loved.
I fill my own cupboards at home with a variety of different styles and colors of my own work. Over the years I've slowly replace all of the "factory" ceramics in my house, and now when I open my cupboard it's like an adventure in an eclectic ceramic shop.

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  • Mira Loyborg

    Owner, Creator

    I took my first ceramics class in college in 1999. I took a ceramics class each semester until graduation, and went back to study another degree later ending up in the studio every night. Finally I understood this is what i'm supposed to do.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 18, 2015
Welcome to the Etsy shop for FireDance Studio. I make all of my ceramics out of my home studio in Salt Lake City, Utah. I enjoy making handmade one of a kind ceramics using a variety of techniques, forms and glazes. All of my functional pieces are made with non-toxic lead free glazes and clays and are food safe. I occasionally list sculpture or Raku pieces that are for display only (not food safe) and these are specifically labelled **not food safe**. Photos shown are of each actual item for sale and are not stock photos.

Although most of my pieces are dishwasher safe, to preserve the beauty of glaze shine, hand washing is recommended, as dishwasher detergents may etch the surface slowly over time and dull the finish.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
** Please note the sizes of pieces before ordering, I list dimensions of each piece to the quarter inch. As of 12/14/14 I cannot issue refunds based on size** If you have any questions on a piece or would like further pictures please send me a message, i'll be happy to send you more information. I cannot accept returns for reasons of buyers remorse. Also please be aware I take my photographs in natural sunlight, the colors of the pieces may vary slightly from your monitor or in artificial lighting.

I take great care in packing your pottery so it arrives safely at your door. Occasionally, damage occurs in shipping. If your order has been damaged in shipping please contact me within 48 hours of receipt. I will refund or replace items damaged in shipping, but I cannot refund shipping costs.

If you are unsatisfied with your order for another reason (excluding those listed above) please contact me within 48 hours and I will work with you, I want you to be happy with your purchase. If we come to the agreement that a return is the best option, I request that you use the same packing materials, so that the piece is received back in good condition. Once the order is received back in good condition I will refund you the cost of the order minus the shipping charges. The buyer is responsible for any return shipping charges.
Payment
Payment through PayPal is due at the time of purchase. You do not need a PayPal account to pay for your items through PayPal. Payments must be paid in full and clear before the item will be shipped to you.
Shipping
***I would love to help you save money on shipping! If you convo me with the pieces you would like to purchase and your zip code I can give you a shipping quote and adjust the shipping price to save you money.**** I ship using USPS standard post within 48 hours of receiving payment, unless the order is placed on Saturday in which case your order will be shipped on the following Monday. I use boxes and paper (mostly recycled materials) to ship your items to you as safely and sustainably as possible. If you would like to upgrade your shipping, add a rush or insurance please message me and I will contact you with the additional shipping cost.
Additional policies and FAQs
**Please view all pictures and read descriptions before ordering**

*A note about custom orders: They are unpredictable, the time estimate above is just an estimate. I do my very best to get items finished and shipped as quickly as possible, however, sometimes accidents happen and I may have to start your order again. If something happens I will communicate this with you immediately so that you know what to expect. If you have a specific deadline please make sure to include that information in the notes about your order.