Catherine Berryessa on Nov 29, 2016
Simply beautiful! They are a gift, can't wait to see her face when she opens at Christmas.
Fringe and Fettle Ceramics
My name is Joanna Buyert, and I am a potter.
I am the one-woman show behind Fringe and Fettle Ceramics, everything little part of the business is done by me. About 6 years ago I was working full time when I took a blind leap and quit my job to pursue pottery. I moved up to the north woods of Wisconsin to my family’s cabin and did nothing but make pots for the next 6 months. It was fantastic.
Now I am living in St. Paul in an artist loft where I am surrounded by a bunch of other awesome artists. And everyday I get to do what I love more than anything else, create.
I make things that I love. That’s the secret. It sounds kind of dumb and simple, but it’s true. I think for a while I was really caught up in trying to make what other people wanted, what would sell well. But it wasn’t until I threw that out the window and started making things that I wanted, that I loved, that I really found my style.
My forms are soft and playful, telling you where to touch, where to look. A pattern hides under the belly of a curve, or dances quietly around a rim. I’ve been enamored with texture for a while now. I am compelled by the voice it has, and the interactive quality it presents. It invites you in, asking you to hold it, to use it. I am influenced by the romanticized atmosphere the kitchen creates; of family meals and childhood memories, of beauty in the everyday encounters.
Owner, Maker, Designer
Full time potter, artist and maker of wonderful things.
Companion, Moral Support
Find FringeandFettle at the following upcoming market!
Renegade Craft Fair
Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W 35th St
Ring in the festive spirit as we return home for the holidays! Stay in from the cold with a warm weekend of participating in DIY workshops, partaking in delicious food + drink, shopping handmade, and kicking off the gift-giving season. Hope to see you then!
Pieces are made one at a time, by hand without any molds or casts. I hand paint, draw, or carve all my designs. This ensures that you will be getting a truly unique, heirloom quality piece.
I am happy to ship directly to gift recipients and include a complimentary gift note. Please convey your requests in the note to seller box during the Etsy checkout process.
I love hearing from my customers, so feel free to contact me with any questions.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
I am also happy to ship anywhere in the world. Due to the size/weight of pieces the shipping costs will be evaluated on a case by case basis. I learned this the hard way, when I found it would cost $55 to ship a vase to Australia. Email me for a quote based on your location and piece.
Refunds and Exchanges
I do my best to accurately depict and describe the items in my shop and I ask that you keep in mind that all items are made by hand and by nature have imperfections and variations. If you are unhappy with the items that you receive, please contact me and we will work together to resolve the issue. I want you to have a pleasant experience!
A return request must be made within 7 days of receiving an item and the item must arrive in the same condition in which it was sent or it will not be accepted. Returned items must be shipped within 7 days of the return request. Please contact me with any tracking info so I will know when to expect it. The cost of the item minus shipping charges will be refunded to the purchasers PayPal account within 7 days of receiving the item. Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer.
Sale items, discounted mistake items and special orders are non-refundable.
Please repack your item carefully for shipping. I strongly advise purchasing insurance and tracking. If an item arrives back damaged due to insufficient packaging or if a package is lost, a refund will not be given.