Lauren Smith Pottery

Ulm, Montana · 63 Sales


Lauren Smith Pottery

Ulm, Montana 63 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars

LaurenSmithPottery is taking a short break


Note from shop owner I'm closing up shop for a while. I've been moving pots around to galleries and such and it becomes too complicated when trying to keep track of what is where!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jan 6, 2018

I'm closing up shop for a while. I've been moving pots around to galleries and such and it becomes too complicated when trying to keep track of what is where!

Lauren Smith

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Lauren Smith


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Angela Schreiner

Angela Schreiner on Jan 20, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This bowl is beautiful and functional. I love the color! Wonderful seller.... thank you!

Angela Schreiner

Angela Schreiner on Jan 20, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful jar! Lauren's pottery is extremely well made and she's wonderful to work with. I love it!

Amy Henson

Amy Henson on Dec 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The shape is so unique and unusual, perfect for displaying fruit on my counter in between use as a serving dish.


ThatSeventiesChick on Dec 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

So excited to receive this cup! It is really beautiful & unique! Love the glaze effects! Quality workmanship and seamless transition from outer glaze to liner glaze. LOVE IT! Will definitely purchase more in the future as I add to my ceramic cup/mug collection! Oh, and as a side note, arrived quickly and the packaging was bomb-proof! You can tell Lauren cares not only about creating beautiful work, but wants to make sure it will arrive safe and sound!

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Unique Handmade Functional Pottery

When I was little, I would play in the creek beds behind our house in Rockwall, Texas, fishing for crawdads and making mud sculptures. I have always loved making, regardless of the material. Growing up, I knew I wanted to be an artist. I took a drawing and painting class during high school and community college; but it was not until I transferred to the University of North Texas in 2002 that I took my first ceramics class. I immediately fell in love with clay, the environment, and the process. I had only made a few hand-built sculptures before I declared myself a Ceramics major and in 2005, I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
In 2011, I completed a Master of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Ceramics at UNT. I was a resident artist at Center Street Clay in Sandwich, Illinois one summer during my graduate studies, where I worked with Steven Hill who is a renowned artist known for his spraying techniques; which I’ve adopted and incorporated in to my glazing process. After completing my MFA, I moved to Riverside, California. I set up a studio in my garage where I made work and participated in shows nationwide. In May of 2012, I was invited to “Art of the Pot” in Austin, Texas for their 9th Annual Mother’s Day Studio Tour and Sale. I have taught classes at the American Museum of Ceramic Art, in Pomona, CA as well as, Ceramic Services in Ontario, CA.
During the summer of 2014, I relocated to Montana and as July 2016, live in Great Falls, Montana where I hope to stay for a while. My husband teaches at the University of Great Falls and I work in my home studio. Since living in Montana I have completed multiple short-term residencies at both the Archie Bray Foundation as well as Red Lodge Clay Center. Currently, I am teaching a community clay class at the Bray and beginning January 2017 I will teach a class at the Paris Gibson Museum of Art in Great Falls. I continue to pursue teaching workshops, private lessons, as well as, showing nationally and networking with local Montana Clay artists.

Shop members

  • Lauren Smith

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I live in Great Falls, MT and have a studio in my basement. I make functional pottery for your home, kitchen, or office. I have an MFA from U of North Texas. I sell my work online, through galleries nationwide, as well as festivals and fairs.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 21, 2017
Hello and welcome to my Etsy store. All of my work is handmade by myself out of my basement studio in Ulm, Montana. I make functional pottery for use in and around your home. My work is microwavable, dishwasher and food safe, too. Hand washing will prolong their lives and if you do not drop or bump them, my pots will last you a life time.

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Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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)
I want you to be happy with your purchase. If for some reason you are not happy with your order please let me know within 5 days or receiving your order. If the piece was damaged during shipment, let me know immediately so that I may report it to the carrier.
I will only refund the price of the piece which does not include shipping. Buyer is responsible for return shipping cost.
All payments can be made through Paypal. I now accept Credit Cards and Etsy gift cards.
In most cases, I can get your order shipped out the same day you order if you order by 2pm. If you order something in the evening, then I'll get it packed and shipped out the next morning.

All items shipped will have delivery confirmation/tracking number. I will ship smaller items through USPS and larger items through FedEx. Shipping will usually take between 5 to 7 business days.

Shipping cost also include cost of packing materials. I take care in getting the piece to you and I wrap each piece well with bubble wrap and double boxed. Bubble wrap, peanuts, tape, and sturdy boxes are included in cost of shipping price.
Additional policies and FAQs
Conditions of use:
When you purchase anything from Lauren Smith Pottery you agree to hold the artist harmless from any loss, damage or injury due to any products purchased from us. Our maximum liability to you is the amount you paid for said items.

**I reserve the right to update the policies at any time.