Announcement Opening my shop Saturday, December 11th at 9am Mountain Time. Free shipping on everything! I will ship as orders fill. Thanks for looking!
Opening my shop Saturday, December 11th at 9am Mountain Time. Free shipping on everything! I will ship as orders fill. Thanks for looking!
ThatSeventiesChick on Dec 20, 20175 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!
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.
Owner, Maker, Designer
I live in Ulm, 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.
My website: www.LaurenSmithPottery.com
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Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I will only refund the price of the piece which does not include shipping. Buyer is responsible for return shipping cost.
All items shipped will have delivery confirmation/tracking number. I will ship smaller items through USPS and larger or multiple items through FedEx. Shipping will usually take between 3 and 5 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
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.