KaransPotsAndGlass

Wheel Thrown Stoneware Pottery and Jewelry by Karan

Lebanon, Ohio On Etsy since 2009

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KaransPotsAndGlass

Wheel Thrown Stoneware Pottery and Jewelry by Karan

Lebanon, Ohio | 843 Sales

Announcement    I am a full time high school art teacher with a philosophy of producing my personal artwork is a critical step in my teaching process. I am able to teach students from my direct experiences- successes and failures. All of these have made me the accomplished potter I am today. I have a YouTube channel with instructional videos I make on working in clay- check it out to learn more! https://www.youtube.com/user/KaransPotsAndGlass

I am really leaning to doing large custom orders recently. With my time being scarce to be in my studio, I would like to make all my time really count, and be able to work on specific orders rather than just general things for sale. Although I do plan to keep up my lines of mugs for our National Parks, among some other things.

I make wheel-thrown and some handbuilt stoneware pottery (and occasionally glass jewelry) to add beauty to the simple moments of life. I hope you enjoy the pieces I make- and if you have a request for multiples of something, just let me know! I have two distinctive lines of glazes that I do- one being the sgraffito line which is hand carved and labor intensive, and the other line includes several colors of Coyote glazes. The Coyote glazes are rich, food-safe (as sold by the manufacturer- I have not personally tested them) glazes that are a joy to make and use. I most often use USPS Priority Mail with insured shipping. I have a wide variety of glaze colors and combinations I use... so if you see a form you like, but not in the color you want, let me know!

If you are local and would like to see me to avoid shipping costs... just send me a message-(prior to ordering!)- and I can change the listing! :-)

All of my "PINK RIBBON" items will have at least 50% of proceeds going to Breast Cancer Awareness and Education... as a survivor myself, I want to raise funds, while showing my support in a beautiful way! Some are more than 50%!

Enjoy the handmade EVERYDAY! :-) Karan

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 31, 2018

I am a full time high school art teacher with a philosophy of producing my personal artwork is a critical step in my teaching process. I am able to teach students from my direct experiences- successes and failures. All of these have made me the accomplished potter I am today. I have a YouTube channel with instructional videos I make on working in clay- check it out to learn more! https://www.youtube.com/user/KaransPotsAndGlass

I am really leaning to doing large custom orders recently. With my time being scarce to be in my studio, I would like to make all my time really count, and be able to work on specific orders rather than just general things for sale. Although I do plan to keep up my lines of mugs for our National Parks, among some other things.

I make wheel-thrown and some handbuilt stoneware pottery (and occasionally glass jewelry) to add beauty to the simple moments of life. I hope you enjoy the pieces I make- and if you have a request for multiples of something, just let me know! I have two distinctive lines of glazes that I do- one being the sgraffito line which is hand carved and labor intensive, and the other line includes several colors of Coyote glazes. The Coyote glazes are rich, food-safe (as sold by the manufacturer- I have not personally tested them) glazes that are a joy to make and use. I most often use USPS Priority Mail with insured shipping. I have a wide variety of glaze colors and combinations I use... so if you see a form you like, but not in the color you want, let me know!

If you are local and would like to see me to avoid shipping costs... just send me a message-(prior to ordering!)- and I can change the listing! :-)

All of my "PINK RIBBON" items will have at least 50% of proceeds going to Breast Cancer Awareness and Education... as a survivor myself, I want to raise funds, while showing my support in a beautiful way! Some are more than 50%!

Enjoy the handmade EVERYDAY! :-) Karan

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About KaransPotsAndGlass

Sales 843
On Etsy since 2009

Artist and Teacher... spreading the love of the handmade!

I have been teaching art in public schools in Ohio for over 28 years now- and specifically my 20th year of teaching high school ceramics.

The reason I started my Etsy shop was because I personally have felt it important for me to keep producing as an artist throughout my career as an art teacher. I enjoy sharing my passion of working with clay with my students, as they can see me as a practicing artist while knowing I once faced many of the same challenges and struggles that they do as developing artists.

As a potter and ceramics teacher, I love being able to spread my love of handmade pottery to others. The act of a potter expressing themselves and creatively giving a part of their personality while bringing the depth of their experiences in clay to life within a beautiful pot is why I make pottery. But of course, making the pottery isn’t the whole story. After making the piece, that very same pot needs to finds a home with someone who "clicks" with it, perhaps drawn to it in sometimes an inexplicable way... they just love it… enough to make it their own. I like to make pottery because of the human connection which is formed, when one person appreciates the gifts, talents, and expressions of another and brings a handmade piece into their lives and homes. In a world where we are constantly bombarded with technology and the newest manufactured things, the idea of slowing down to appreciate the handmade and keeping the traditions of handmade alive reminds us of our shared history and humanity.

The majority of my personal clay work I create on the wheel. I strive to make items of beauty and impact which also bring people happiness. I love to alter forms and also create rich surface treatments on my pieces. Although I love to make big impactful pieces, I equally enjoy creating dinnerware for everyday use. I enjoy making mugs in particular, as I feel like people can develop a personal relationship with a favorite mug which is used every morning. The satisfaction of a beautiful form, comfortable handle, or pleasing texture comes from the joy of using handmade pottery. There is something I find particularly comforting about having a favorite special mug as a part of my morning routine. Because of this, I started a line of National Parks mugs a few years ago which remind me of some of my favorite place I have visited and camped with my family.

I started my Youtube channel several years (KaransPotsAndGlass) ago for the benefit of my students, but found it reached a much larger world-wide audience and following than I had ever anticipated. Now over 35,000 subscribers, I plan to keep active creating pottery and instructional pottery tutorial videos on Youtube for many years to come.

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  • Karan Witham-Walsh

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Jack-of-All-Trades

    I am a full time high school art teacher, and I create my own pottery in my home studio. I have a Youtube Channel with instructional videos on working in clay. I love to kayak and hike when not in my studio or hanging with my family or friends!

Shop policies

Last updated on December 2, 2017
Welcome to my Etsy Shop! I am a high school art teacher of 25 + years, and I love to make beautiful pottery and occasionally jewelry.
My pottery is cone 5/6 fired white stoneware, with food safe glazes- as sold by the manufacturer- I haven't personally tested any glazes...(With the one exception of my Peacock Glazed- but I don't use that on food items anyway.) The items can be microwaved at a reasonable time while full of liquid or food. They are also dishwasher safe. Although I typically do exclusively wheel-thrown work, I have the occasional handbuilt item for sale as well!

I also on occasion make fused glass jewelry too- originally making them for family and friends, but now for sale! The glass is very durable, but does not like to be dropped on tile or concrete! I hand bead many of the styles for a complete look. There will be more and more coming, so check back often!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please notify me within a week of receipt of item. Please return item- at your expense for postage- and when I have received the item undamaged, I will be happy to refund your original purchase price minus shipping charges. I will replace the item as quickly as possible if you prefer.

Although I use glazes which are sold as safe for food, (except peacock) I make no guarantee of their food safety. I do believe they are completely safe for food, as I use them all the time with my own family. I shall not be held liable should they ever be found to not be food safe. If that ever is an issue, I would be happy to replace your piece with a comparable piece, one upon the return of the original- (postage at your expense)

On jewelry, if the clasp, finding, or beading breaks within 12 months, I will gladly fix or replace the piece for you once I have received the returned item back to me. (Shipping for the return at your expense) If the glass itself breaks, I will not replace this, however, it can often be glued back together providing all the pieces are present.
Payment
I take Paypal and (direct checkout) credit cards and Etsy gift cards.

If you need to cancel a ready to ship order prior to packing and shipping, please let me know asap, and I will be happy to return your purchase price.

Payment is required in advance for any custom orders before they are created.

Cancellations of custom orders will be handled on an individual basis. Generally, cancellations of custom orders may still require payment in full... if I can resell the item in a timely manner, I will try to refund a portion, but not the entire amount.
Shipping
I most commonly ship via usps- priority mail...insured if appropriate. If something is larger or heavier, I often go with UPS. I typically tell the carrier to leave the box if there is no answer. If you require a signature for delivery, an extra fee will apply to cover the surcharge to me.

My packaging is generally very, very padded and secure. I try to wrap my pieces with the worst package handlers in mind! (Believe me, I've seen those Youtube videos!)

PLEASE let me know if the shipment is going to a gift recipient- and check to make sure their address is correct! Also, if you can shoot me a message to point out that it is a gift- that would be great. I would not put in a receipt, but just a shipping invoice instead. I normally will let the USPS carrier know that they can leave the parcel if there is no response- so let me know if you would like otherwise.

I estimate my shipping costs to the best of my ability, because I estimate the weight I anticipate the item will be once it is packed. Please be assured, I am not trying to overcharge on shipping; most items will ship USPS Priority Mail. I do my best to cover the shipping costs to most places in the US. Occasionally, I lose money shipping farther to the west, whereas shipping to the midwest is much cheaper. Shipping costs also cover the cost of my packaging supplies. If you are concerned about shipping costs, please contact me with your address before you make a purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
Ceramic items should NEVER be placed over an open flame, burner, or other heat source.

Stoneware should only be placed in a cold oven, while FULL of food or liquid, then heated to the desire temperature. Do not attempt to microwave or place in oven if it is not full. Uneven heating may result, creating cracks, or leaking, resulting in danger to the user. I shall not be held liable for consequences, seen or unforseen from such things such as cracking, or breakage from heating.

Again...Although I only use glazes which are sold as safe for food, I make no guarantee of their food safety. I do believe they are completely safe for food, as I use them all the time with my own family. I shall not be held liable should they ever be found to not be food safe. If that ever is an issue, I would be happy to replace your piece with a comparable piece, one upon the return of the original- ( at your expense)