HurricanePottery

Handmade Ceramic Pottery for home and garden

Louisiana, United States · 501 Sales

HurricanePottery

Handmade Ceramic Pottery for home and garden

Louisiana, United States 501 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(186)

Announcement   Hand thrown, hand made ceramic pottery for kitchen, bath, home, and garden. Custom orders are welcome. Please convo me through Etsy if you have any questions!




***Most US domestic orders ship via USPS Priority mail with 2 to 3 day delivery I will combine purchases whenever practical; I'll refund overages above $2.00 *** I’m happy to ship your gifts directly to their recipients, including wrapping in khaki tissue paper and a small 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 our pottery is made:
1. The Form is shaped from wet clay - 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 also shrinks as it dries, so items appear larger and taller when wet.
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 fired to harden it; moisture is removed and the clay begins the transition to stoneware, 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/or sprayed. Only lead free, non toxic glazes are used on our pottery. This process may take a two days or more.
7. Glaze Firing- 24 hours. The thoroughly dried 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.


♥ http://www.Facebook.com/Hurricane.Pottery
♥ http://www.flickr.com/photos/hurricanepottery

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Announcement
Last updated on Aug 13, 2016

Hand thrown, hand made ceramic pottery for kitchen, bath, home, and garden. Custom orders are welcome. Please convo me through Etsy if you have any questions!




***Most US domestic orders ship via USPS Priority mail with 2 to 3 day delivery I will combine purchases whenever practical; I'll refund overages above $2.00 *** I’m happy to ship your gifts directly to their recipients, including wrapping in khaki tissue paper and a small 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 our pottery is made:
1. The Form is shaped from wet clay - 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 also shrinks as it dries, so items appear larger and taller when wet.
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 fired to harden it; moisture is removed and the clay begins the transition to stoneware, 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/or sprayed. Only lead free, non toxic glazes are used on our pottery. This process may take a two days or more.
7. Glaze Firing- 24 hours. The thoroughly dried 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.


♥ http://www.Facebook.com/Hurricane.Pottery
♥ http://www.flickr.com/photos/hurricanepottery

Convo if you have any questions!

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(186)
stephencharles

stephencharles on Aug 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful bowl. Very well made. Excellent packaging and fast delivery.

jacqedwrds

jacqedwrds on Jul 6, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

I haven't used them to see how they withstand the weather because they are for a friend but they looked amazing! HurricanePottery is very professional to work with and kept me updated the entire way! She was also quick to respond to messages. Very impressed!

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This is how the bowl looks after I'm finished throwing it. It needs to dry thoroughly, for three or four days. Then it will be bisque fired. After that it is glazed and fired again. Then it's ready for use a lovely blue serving bowl.

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About

Pottery that makes you feel at home.

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.

How our pottery is made:
1. The Form is shaped from wet clay - 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 also shrinks as it dries, so items appear larger and taller when wet.
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 fired to harden it; moisture is removed and the clay begins the transition to stoneware, 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/or sprayed. Only lead free, non toxic glazes are used on our pottery. This process may take a two days or more.
7. Glaze Firing- 24 hours. The thoroughly dried 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.


♥ http://www.Facebook.com/Hurricane.Pottery
♥ http://www.flickr.com/photos/hurricanepottery

Convo if you have any questions!

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Shop policies

Last updated on March 9, 2016
Completely handmade on the potter's wheel, each piece of our hand thrown, ceramic pottery is unique. Some pieces may also be carved, pierced, or altered. We also offer hand built pottery. Purchase a piece of handmade, stoneware pottery and enjoy the knowledge that you have a unique (and durable) creation made by hand that will last for generations to come!

Several steps are involved in the process of making hand thrown pottery. After transforming a wedged ball of clay into a graceful shape on the pottery wheel, the piece is removed from the wheel. It may be altered at this point, or it may be left to dry a bit. When it reaches the "soft leather hard" stage, carving and embellishing may be done. At the "firm leather hard" stage the base or foot may be trimmed. When completely dry, it is bisque fired to cone 04 (1050 degrees Centigrade). Then the piece is dipped or sprayed with one or more of our custom, non-toxic glazes. After drying thoroughly, it is ready for another firing, this time to cone 6 (1190 degrees Centigrade). This high firing temperature gives pottery its finished appearance and its strength. Stoneware pottery is made of a dense, clay mixture. It is fired at a much higher temperature than earthenware, which gives both the clay body and the glaze a harder finish and a resistance to chipping, and it allows most pieces to be used in the oven, microwave, and dishwasher.

We mix our own glazes according to tested "recipes," so we know what's in them. We keep extensive records of each kiln firing to assure that appropriate and recommended procedures were followed.

All glazes used are non-toxic and lead-free.

Unless noted otherwise, each piece is microwave, dishwasher, and oven safe (as long as you avoid temperature shock.)

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Other Method
Payment
Paypal is our preferred method of payment. You must choose this option in the menu. Otherwise, the default choice is Direct checkout. If you choose the "other" option, you may pay by U.S. money order. Your order will only ship after payment is confirmed/received/processed. Orders not paid for within one week are subject to cancellation unless arrangements are made with the seller. Communication via Etsy convo is vital to avoid cancellation.

Credit card payments are handled through PayPal, a secure online financial service. You can pay with a credit card without signing up for a PayPal account. (You can also sign up for a PayPal account while purchasing an item.) Please make sure your Paypal address matches your Etsy account address to ensure the package gets to you promptly. (Any discrepancies in these two addresses will hold up shipping until I have received verification from you as to where to ship.)

Payment may also be made through Etsy's Direct checkout system using your credit card.
Shipping
Shipping prices listed are generally for USPS Priority Mail, sometimes using Flat Rate, but only if that option is cheaper; however, First Class may be used for small items under 13 oz. and for International orders 4 lbs and under. Larger items may be shipped by FedEx when that option is more economical. Please convo if you'd like to consider another shipping option and want more information.

Most ready-made items are shipped out within 2 days of receipt of payment and delivered within a week of ordering. If you need an item by a particular date, please contact us prior to purchase to assure that you will not be disappointed.

Our items are packed very well (see description below), so we will not be responsible for breakage. Insurance is included with Priority shipments. Tracking is provided for domestic shipping with USPS and FedEx. If you would like a different shipping option, please let us know. Because Standard ship/parcel post items are generally in transit longer, and are therefore subjected to more (and rougher) handling, insurance will be added to items if you choose shipping by parcel post.

All purchases are very well wrapped in bubble wrap before shipping to avoid breakage. (When our son was in junior high, he conducted experiments to test whether raw eggs could remain intact after being dropped from an airplane at 2000 feet. Well, the eggs wrapped in bubble wrap and the eggs encased by balloons – inside boxes or plastic mayonnaise jars- all “survived” the drop without any breakage! If proper bubble wrapping can protect a raw egg, it will protect your pottery, too!)

We sometimes use clean, recycled packaging materials (and priority mail boxes when the size is right). We encourage our customers to recycle the packaging materials, too.

We don't choose to make a profit on shipping and handling charges. We will happily combine shipping for purchases of multiple items when those items can be packaged together. If you convo us prior to purchase and include your zip code, we might be able to offer you a lower shipping charge.

International shipping is welcome. Shipping to Canada, UK, and Australia is available, even if not stated. Shipping to other areas may also be available. Convo with your location (including zip code) and the item you plan to purchase, and I can give you an adjusted listing.

If you live in the New Orleans metro region and would prefer to pickup your purchase, use the coupon code LOCALPU to remove shipping charges. With this option, you must also convo to arrange pickup from my designated location in Mandeville. I will not ship out via USPS if this coupon code is used. Additional payment will be needed if you change your mind and decide to have the item shipped.
Refunds and Exchanges
We want you to be happy with your purchase! Ready to ship pottery purchased through this site comes with a 30-day exchange policy. We want satisfied customers! If you decide that Hurricane Pottery isn’t to your liking, then contact us to return you purchase and we will cheerfully refund your purchase price, less shipping, when the item is received in its original condition.

For custom orders, the customer will be sent photos of the pottery when completed. The order will ship when the customer gives approval (so as to avoid needless expenses for shipping an item the customer does not like.) If the customer does not approve the item, the order may be cancelled with a refund of the purchase price and shipping charges (since the item never shipped.) However, If the customer approves, and the pottery is shipped, there will be no refunds on shipping charges.

Additionally, if the customer requests an exchange, **the buyer pays for shipping on returns as well as shipping on exchanges.**

Please contact us first before leaving neutral or negative feedback.

Unusual circumstances will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are accepted for most items. Please convo us; we'd love to talk. If you would be interested in matching previous piece, just let us know. Please understand that each item is unique. Duplications in size, style, or glaze may be similar, but will not be not exact.