HurricanePottery's Shop Announcement

Welcome and browse our hand thrown and handmade stoneware pottery: holiday decor (pumpkins), kitchen utensil holders, yarn bowls, spoon rests, vases and vessels, ceramic garden markers and herb labels.

We love doing custom orders. Please convo me through Etsy if you have any questions!

We are a husband and wife team and hope you enjoy our unique stoneware pottery. We create everything ourselves using wheel and hand building techniques. My husband measures, mixes, and sprays the glazes on most of our pottery. (~ I help ~) Our pottery is glazed with lead free, non toxic glazes. Most pieces are dishwasher, microwave, and oven safe.

***Most US domestic orders ship via USPS Priority mail with 2 to 3 day delivery I will combine purchases and refund overages above $2.00 *** I’m happy to ship your gifts directly to their recipients, including wrapping in khaki tissue paper and a free gift card with your personal message. Just provide your message in the Message to Seller section when you checkout. Contact me for a CUSTOM item or a GIFT CERTIFICATE! View my sold items for ideas or visit my albums on Facebook and Flickr (links at the end). Want to know more about how my hand thrown pottery is made? Click Read More.

How my pottery is made:
1. The Form is Shaped - either by throwing on the wheel or by building by hand.
2. Embellishing - Carving, Piercing, Altering, Trimming, Adding Sprigs or Slip Trails – all of these are done while the clay is soft or leather hard.
3. Drying – may take 2 -7 days. The humidity and air temperature are factors, as are the type of clay body and the thickness of the clay. The clay must be allowed to completely dry before going into the kiln. If there is moisture left in the clay it may explode in the kiln. The clay shrinks as it dries.
4. Finishing – touching up, smoothing any rough areas before firing.
5. Bisque Firing – about 24 hours. Ceramic pottery pieces are put into a cold kiln for the 1st firing. The clay is baked and hardened, although it is still relatively soft and porous. The kiln takes between 6-8 hours to reach about 1900° F (1050° Centigrade). Then it takes about 12 hours to cool.
6.Glazing – Glaze may be applied in many ways, poured on, sponged on, painted on, dipped, and sprayed. Only lead free, non toxic glazes are used on our pottery.
7. Glaze Firing- 24 hours. The pottery pieces go into the kiln for a last firing. This time the kiln temperature reaches about 2200°F (1190° Centigrade). The glaze turns into a glass-like coating and becomes one with the ceramic piece. The stoneware clay body becomes dense and vitreous; it is no longer porous. At this point, it is strong and durable, resistant to chipping. Most pieces can be used in the oven and microwave. Most are also safe for use in the dishwasher.


Convo if you have any questions!

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.