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Amber on Feb 17, 20185 out of 5 stars
Beautiful, well made planter! The lace glaze pattern is so unique. And the perfect size for a succulent with great drainage. Packed extremely well and shipped quickly. Highly recommend potter and artist!
Kim on May 10, 20175 out of 5 stars
I love how delicate looking this planter is. So pretty!
Amber on Dec 9, 20165 out of 5 stars
Beautiful large mug. I love the bear 🐻
bentay2 on Jul 5, 20165 out of 5 stars
It's lovely. Bought it as a gift for my wife and she loved it.
Judith on Jan 6, 20165 out of 5 stars
Very cute bowl and the owner was very helpful! Thanks
LuisaRose on Dec 24, 20155 out of 5 stars
The bowl arrived safely today. It is just beautiful! I'll show it off for you! Thanks,
Shannon on Apr 8, 20155 out of 5 stars
I adore this little planter and can't wait to pick a little succulent for it. Many thanks! :)
Nicole on Jan 24, 20155 out of 5 stars
So beautiful!! Can't wait to purchase more for our home!!
Charles on Dec 23, 20145 out of 5 stars
I've had this little bowl in my 'must buy' list for far too long. I decided the other day that I couldn't wait any longer. It sure did not disappoint!!
Thanks so much!
My Passion For Pottery
In 2005 I graduated from UCSB with a degree in Art Studio, which basically means that I make art. After that, I tried a bunch of things but nothing really resonated with me until I got back on a potter's wheel at a local ceramics studio. So at the end of August I opened this etsy shop to try to make a go of it.
I run a one woman business. I do all the designing, throwing, drawing, stenciling, carving, etc. myself.
A typical mug starts out as a ball of clay that I put on the wheel and manipulate into the shape of a cup. Once it's dry enough, I put it back on the wheel upside down and trim a foot ring into the bottom. Then I attach a handle and let it dry some more. To decorate it, I paint it with colored underglaze, sometimes using stencils for lace or geometric shapes. I let it dry again and carved out the animals or plants. Then I let it dry completely and take it to the studio to be fired for the first time. Firings take two days and reach temperatures over 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. After it has been bisque fired, the clay is very porous, hard, and brittle, like a garden pot. At that point I glaze the mug and it gets fired at the studio one more time. This time the kiln is even hotter, melting the chalky glaze powder into a hard, glassy coating. When the kiln cools to room temperature, the mug is finished and ready for use.
Jessi Van Gundy
I've been making art and crafts for pretty much my whole life. I love knitting, drawing, and printmaking but I've always had a deep love for ceramics. I started getting serious about pottery in 2012 and I've been throwing and carving ever since.
Recreation Director, Minister Of Silly Walks
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Returns and exchanges
Custom Orders: Personalized items (such as those with a name, message or personal image) are non-refundable.
Lost or Damaged Items: If your order is lost in the mail (and I can verify it via tracking) I will replace your items(s) with item(s) of equal value, of your choice, from my shop. If it is damaged in the mail, contact me within 7 days of receiving the item and send it back. I will replace it once I have it in hand.
Cancellation: Orders may be cancelled up until I have shipped them out. After I have shipped them, you may return the items for a full refund, however you will be responsible for all shipping costs.
Shipping prices are an estimate. I will issue a refund for any overcharges in excess of $2.00.
I take great care packing my pottery for shipping. Each piece is individually wrapped in bubble wrap and placed into a cardboard box. That box goes into a larger box with any other items (similarly boxed) that have been purchased at the same time. I put padding between all the inner boxes to keep things from shifting in transit. Since this process uses a lot of materials, I try to reuse packing whenever appropriate.