Lauren Smith Pottery

Great Falls, Montana · 49 Sales


Lauren Smith Pottery

Great Falls, Montana 49 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Hi! Thank you for visiting my shop! Take a look around and don't hesitate to message me if you have any questions.


Last updated on Feb 11, 2017

Hi! Thank you for visiting my shop! Take a look around and don't hesitate to message me if you have any questions.

Lauren Smith

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Lauren Smith


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

atlasdesign on Mar 22, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful mug!! Would love to add more in my home! Prompt shipping!

Lauren Logan

Lauren Logan on Mar 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful product, best costumer service, quick shipping. A joy to shop!


clarabel09 on Feb 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous bowl, so unusual! Thanks so much.


clarabel09 on Feb 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful piece, absolutely delighted! Would highly recommend this artist to others.

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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 January 20, 2017
Hello and welcome to my Etsy store. All of my work is handmade by myself out of my basement studio in Great Falls, 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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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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.
Refunds and Exchanges
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.
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.