HorsehairRakuPottery

Handmade food-safe, horsehair, and raku pottery

Oregon, United States · 34 Sales

HorsehairRakuPottery

Handmade food-safe, horsehair, and raku pottery

Oregon, United States 34 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Note from shop owner Hi everyone -- putting the shop in vacation mode for my once a year studio sale: Saturday November 29, 2014 from noon to 5 at 223 E. Hood Ave. Sisters OR Come by for some free prizes, cider, and Goodlife Beer will be doing a tasting 1-3pm. 2pm is the old-fashioned holiday parade, going right by. We've got bleachers set up so everyone can watch. . Be back to clay business as usual soon! Thank you, ~Karen

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Nov 28, 2014

Hi everyone -- putting the shop in vacation mode for my once a year studio sale: Saturday November 29, 2014 from noon to 5 at 223 E. Hood Ave. Sisters OR Come by for some free prizes, cider, and Goodlife Beer will be doing a tasting 1-3pm. 2pm is the old-fashioned holiday parade, going right by. We've got bleachers set up so everyone can watch. . Be back to clay business as usual soon! Thank you, ~Karen

Karen Grace Kassy

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steven brubaker

steven brubaker on Dec 20, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

I actually purchased 3 items from Karen. All arrived safely and way ahead of my "need by" date. Karen is very considerate and attentive to details . One of the best buying experiences. I'm buying again later this winter. On top of that , the work is outstanding.

Sally Dorn

Sally Dorn on Dec 2, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

The item is beautiful. Just what I was looking for. It shipped very quickly...within days. Seller was very personable. I would purchase from this seller again.

Anonymous on Apr 29, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

great little torso; happy to add it to my collection. Package was packaged well for shipment.

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About

I LOVE pottery.

There is no inkling in my childhood or younger days that what I’m about to tell you would happen to me. It is a huge surprise that I am now considered an “artist” and people notice I’m “creative.” In the last few years, I started to make pottery (because it has taken my breath away since I was a child), learned to play the banjo and other instruments, and became a published author. These new forms of creative expression now take me all over the world and I have met the most wonderful people because of them.

One important thing that I’ve learned is that the arts are like anything: if you have the passion for it, set the intention, and keep at it, it can happen for you. I know many artists who have been artists all their life – I don’t happen to be one of them. I’m living proof that this doesn’t have to be the case. I’m deeply grateful that many musicians and artists have shared what they know with me so that I can grow. If you have something in you that’s wanting to be expressed, I hope you’ll consider trying it, right now. Who knows what delight it will bring you, or others?

One of my greatest delights has been my horse, Hytez, aged 29, adopted at 21. I save her hair and put it on pottery that’s hot out of the kiln. It sizzles and carbonizes, forming one-of-a-kind designs of black lightening bolts. I gather feathers on my walks and incorporate into this “horsehair pottery.” Also, I create Raku. Based on an ancient ceramic Japanese tradition, my favorite translation is “serendipity through fire.” All of my works are unique, one-of-a-kind and handmade, including my food-safe pottery.

I grew up in Colorado, hold two degrees in business, used to be a business executive. My life has changed, always, for the better. I love living in the small "Mayberry of the Mountains" town of Sisters, Oregon, creating pottery and enjoying life.

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    I live in "Mayberry of the Mountains" Sisters, OR, inspired by nature, it comes through in my pottery. I work as an intuitive consultant, teach workshops internationally (Intuition & Creativity) and am an author ("Health Intuition").

Shop policies

Last updated on November 2, 2013

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Paypal. Items not paid for within 24 hours subject to cancellation without further notice, unless prior arrangements have been paid.
Shipping
Most items will be shipped via FedEx or USPS. You must provide a physical address, not a PO Box, to receive. I usually ship on Thursdays; however, if I can, I ship sooner.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be satisfied with your art piece. If you decide you are not happy, please contact me. I will refund purchase price not including shipping fees once the item is returned to me unbroken. You must return your piece to me within two weeks of receiving the item.

If a piece comes damaged, please let me know right away so that I can send you an appropriate replacement. Please also send me photos so that I can file a claim with the shipper's insurance.
Additional policies and FAQs
Every effort is made to accurately represent the colors of the pottery I sell, including photos from several angles. However, I cannot be certain that other computer monitors will display the colors as mine does. Please feel free to ask question about my items, including color. Just email me.