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Future Relics Pottery

Atlanta, Georgia · 46 Sales


Future Relics Pottery

Atlanta, Georgia 46 Sales On Etsy since 2009

0 out of 5 stars

Shop owner

Lori Buff


Announcement   Welcome to the gallery shop.

The pottery that I create is one of a kind and will add a sense of elegance to your home or gathering. Plus the functional ware is conventional oven, microwave and dishwasher safe.

To find out more please go to or check out my videos on
Thank you


Welcome to the gallery shop.

The pottery that I create is one of a kind and will add a sense of elegance to your home or gathering. Plus the functional ware is conventional oven, microwave and dishwasher safe.

To find out more please go to or check out my videos on
Thank you

Lori Buff

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Lori Buff


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Karen St Germain

Karen St Germain on Mar 4, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Love the rich color. Thanks.


potterysue on Dec 17, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing artistry. I envy your skill, but glad I was able to buy it. Terrific packaging to ensure the safety of the piece and fast shipping.

Suzi Caswell

Suzi Caswell on Oct 1, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

The mug arrived well packed, on time and in perfect shape. The mug is even more beautiful in hand than in the photo. It was a present and has become the favorite mug for drinking beer. He particularly likes the way the lacing shows against the interior glaze. Well done, Lori!

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Little did I know, I would never grow up.

I fell in love with pottery when I was a junior in high school. This love of creating clay forms led me to decide that I was going to be a potter when I grew up. I was accepted at The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University based on my portfolio work.

Little did I know, I would never grow up.

After leaving school, I traveled around the country in a 1971 Pinto with extended stays in New York, Virginia, Wisconsin and Birmingham. I eventually settled in Atlanta, GA where I tried for 27 years to live the life expected of me, working corporate jobs and such.

I have finally returned to the wheel and to the career that has been calling to me to get “back down to Earth.” I now throw at my studio in East Atlanta Village . My award-winning works have been shown in juried shows in the New York and Atlanta Metro areas including the the Inman Park Festival and the Telephone Factory Lofts Art Show.

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  • Lori Buff

    Owner, Maker

    Lori Buff creates unique functional and sculptural pottery. Various glaze and clay colors, combined with different firing techniques make up these distinctive pottery pieces. Learn more at FutureRelicsGallery(dot)com

Shop policies

Last updated on May 12, 2014

Thanks for visiting! Here is some information on my process and shipping return policies.

The process of creating a pot is quite labor intensive. Some pieces can take up to seven hours to complete not including the twenty three hours of firing time in the kiln and many hours of drying between steps. My work is all handmade using a potter's wheel; no two pieces are alike. I use various stoneware clay bodies and porcelains that are fired from a range of cone 4 to cone 6; I use various firing methods (gas, electric, raku, sag gar, pit...) depending on the piece. All drawings on my pottery are my original artwork.

Some of the pieces may seem irregular in shape. This is intentional. I want evidence of the hand making to remain an integral part of my work.

All of my ceramics are made with lead-free materials and are food safe unless otherwise noted. Raku, pit fired and saggar-fired pieces are decorative only and should not be used to food or to contain liquids.

The cookware can be used in the microwave or regular oven but should be gently brought to room temperature if the pot has been refrigerated.

This is handmade art, hand washing is highly recommended to retain the finish but the functional ware can be washed in a dishwasher unless otherwise noted.

Below is my shipping and refund policies. Please have a look at them before purchasing anything. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks again for shopping with me!

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I accept all credit card payments via PayPal and Etsy gift cards.
Please make sure that your shipping address on Etsy is correct. This is the address I use for all of my shipping. I do not use the address on PayPal. If you would like your order sent to a different address than the one you have for shipping please leave me a note of where you would like it shipped in the comments section of your order or convo me with the address of where you would like it sent. I ship with USPS both "standard parcel post' and priority mail depending on the size and weigh of the package. All items over $100 will be insured (paid by me). I ship within 24 to 48 hours of receiving your oder, usually the order is shipped in less than 24 hours. If you would like something shipped sooner or express mail please convo me and let me know. Any extra charges for express mail will be charged to the purchaser.

I can ship to anywhere in the world. All postage costs are listed in my shipping rates for each item. International orders will be re calibrated to adjust for cost. I'm not responsible for international customs charges or breakage that occurs because of customs checks.
Refunds and Exchanges
I am very careful about packing items securely with padding, cushioning, and shipped in sturdy boxes. I try to use recycled and environmentally friendly packaging whenever possible (if you get popcorn please feed it to the birds). If there should be damage due to improper packaging I will replace the broken item. I will require a photo as well as a written description of the problem (this is for insurance purposes) and return of the item so that I can properly access the problem. Return shipping is to be paid for by the purchaser. Please note: replacement of the item could take up to eight to ten weeks if the item has to be remade.

I would like you to be happy with your purchase. If for some reason you are not satisfied please convo me within five days of receiving your item. The purchaser is responsible for all return shipping costs and will make sure the item is properly packed in its original packaging.
Additional policies and FAQs
I will take special orders (within my range of work only) with a 50% deposit. I only sell on a consignment basis at local (Atlanta) businesses. I am available for new wholesale accounts at this time - as well as show opportunities and select gallery representation so please feel free to contact me if this is your interest.

Note: I reserve the right to update these policies at any time.

Thank you