KatePolandClay

Wheel-thrown, functional pottery from the Hudson Valley

Haverstraw, New York On Etsy since 2009

KatePolandClay

Wheel-thrown, functional pottery from the Hudson Valley

Haverstraw, New York | 11 Sales

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Kate Poland Hetman

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About KatePolandClay

Sales 11
On Etsy since 2009

Handmade, functional pottery from the Hudson Valley

My interest in clay began when I was 15 and the studio assistant for children's ceramic classes. The instructor showed me how to throw on the wheel, and that was that -- it was my new love!

In the last 20 years, I have pursued my love of clay by teaching, throwing, learning from other potters, and making pots. I work full-time as a high school art teacher, and make pots whenever I have a free moment. I live and work in the southern Hudson Valley region of New York state -- close enough to the city for culture, but far enough away for peaceful hikes in the woods.

All of my work is created from mid-fire porcelain or stoneware. All pots are food-safe, microwave safe, and dishwasher safe. All glazes are lead-free. The work is thrown on the wheel first, then altered or trimmed as needed. The pots I love are simple, straight-forward, and use texture and color to enhance the surface. These are the pots I strive to make, and I hope you enjoy using them as much as I enjoyed making them!

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  • Kate Poland Hetman

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    My shop is just me and the clay. The kiln does all the rest.

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