KaransPotsAndGlass

Wheel Thrown Stoneware Pottery and Jewelry by Karan

Lebanon, Ohio · 686 Sales

KaransPotsAndGlass

Wheel Thrown Stoneware Pottery and Jewelry by Karan

Lebanon, Ohio 686 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Karan

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Announcement   I am a full time high school art teacher- but, like batman, I have my basement cave... aka my studio in my basement where I save the world from the boredom of boring dishes in a mundane life.

I make wheel-thrown 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 try to find the most economical means of shipping... but most often use USPS Priority Mail! 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 keast 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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Last updated on Feb 6, 2016

I am a full time high school art teacher- but, like batman, I have my basement cave... aka my studio in my basement where I save the world from the boredom of boring dishes in a mundane life.

I make wheel-thrown 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 try to find the most economical means of shipping... but most often use USPS Priority Mail! 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 keast 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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Trimming my heart bowls last weekend in time for Valentine's Day!!! I have several bowls as options!

About

What I want to be when I grow up...

So, as a 45 + year old woman... who loves my full time teaching job... I feel blessed to know what I want to do when I grow up! ( I mean, retire in the distant future!)

When I graduated college with my degree in art education, I actively looked at ways I could make extra money. One of my first ways was to teach art classes to kids at summer art camps. By teaching these classes, I saved enough money to outfit my studio (um, I mean my shed) in 1996. I still wasn't good at the wheel then, but I was learning!

After tons of workshops, having three kids, teaching ceramics full time, and moving into our present house, I was able to set up my studio in my basement, and know I had arrived where I wanted to be with my technical and design abilities.

With the purchase of my newer kiln a few years ago, I also toyed around with glass fusing. It's lots of fun, and so much more immediate than pottery! (Hence the name of my shop!) I sell very little glass jewelry though, as there are a million jewelers on Etsy, that's why I only have a few pieces up. I have a lot still though that I've made! I will be featuring some cool glass bottle plates soon- as I think they are so much fun!

I now teach high school ceramics- (my dream job!) and do my personal pottery on the side at home on nights and weekends. I do everything myself, but couldn't do it without the support of my wonderful husband and three great kids.

My girls (18 and 13) are thinking about starting their own shops now... more to follow if I can help them get them up and running!

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  • Karan Witham-Walsh

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

    Three things about me: Faith, Family, and Friends. You can see from my photo, I love to kayak when not in my studio or reading, gardening, doing laundry, cleaning the kitchen, etc. ;-) I love working on the wheel, and I love teaching my students!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 12, 2016
Welcome to my Etsy Shop! I am a high school art teacher of 20 + years, and I love to make beautiful pottery and 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!

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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! 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.
Refunds and Exchanges
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- ( 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.
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)