MarionPollmann

Custom Ceramic House Numbers & Home and Garden Decor

Olympia, Washington | 352 Sales

MarionPollmann

Custom Ceramic House Numbers & Home and Garden Decor

Olympia, Washington 352 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars (54)
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Marion Pollmann

Announcement    Clay Art, handmade ceramic home and garden art. Custom House Number Signs, Ceramic Herb & Vegetable Garden Plant markers, Outdoor Garden Art and Functional Home Decor.

Rustic, Earthy, Textured pottery made with passion by Olympia, WA artist Marion Pollmann.

Wholesale inquiries welcomed, please contact me for more details.

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Last updated on Jul 16, 2017

Clay Art, handmade ceramic home and garden art. Custom House Number Signs, Ceramic Herb & Vegetable Garden Plant markers, Outdoor Garden Art and Functional Home Decor.

Rustic, Earthy, Textured pottery made with passion by Olympia, WA artist Marion Pollmann.

Wholesale inquiries welcomed, please contact me for more details.

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About MarionPollmann

Sales 352
On Etsy since 2013

Fine Art In Clay

There is an exquisite moment in the act of creation when we realize the true power of our imaginations. That we can use our hands to mold and shape inert materials into living works of art — works that convey thoughts, feelings, and insights — is wondrous. That I get to do this every day is pure bliss.

I did not start out as a ceramics artist. As a child growing up in Vienna, Austria, I had all sorts of plans for my life. As a young adult, I studied to become an herbalist, using native plants for healing. Even then, I enjoyed playing with the colors, shapes, and textures of nutritious foods to seduce the eye and the palate into healthy living.

My travels throughout the world exploring exotic and ancient cultures fed my curiosity and my desire to create. I especially enjoyed the time I spent in the South Pacific, and I remain deeply moved by the people there. Eventually I settled in a delightful town at the southernmost inlet of Puget Sound — Olympia, WA. It was here, in this place where the sky, the water, and the mountains converge, that I discovered my true passion: ceramic arts.

It happened innocently enough. I signed up for a simple, entry-level mosaic class — nothing more than a sweet way to pass a leisurely afternoon. By the end of the class, my life was changed forever. Like a school girl with a passionate crush, I could not get enough. I signed up for one class after another, including a pottery class where I watched in amazement as a wet blob of clay transformed before my eyes into a thing of beauty. And that is when I realized I was home.

After many years of exploration, I became an art teacher, sharing my love for clay with students at the Open Arts Studio of Tacoma, WA. There I helped people of all ages discover that they are capable of creating great beauty. I was particularly fond of teaching children. Children are not limited by their beliefs, so they can push the boundaries of what can or cannot be created. I marveled at the solutions they came up with. Over time, however, I found myself longing for my own studio. After two years of teaching, I returned to my passion — creating beautiful art out of clay.

Today, I work in my well-equipped studio located in the countryside north of Olympia. I still take in the occasional student, but my true love lies in the creation of clay murals, sculpture, mosaics, and pottery. Much of my work consists of large installations, although I also create many smaller commissioned works. Selling my work alongside local farmers and artists has been part of my vision since I first embarked in ceramics and in 2011, this became a reality. I always aspired to join the Olympia Farmers Market as a vendor - I wanted to be part of the vibrant blending and buzzing of community. Having the farmers market as my storefront for the last four years has allowed me to connect with neighbors and travelers that value art and good food as much as I do.

Even as I debuted at the farmers market, I was working behind the scenes to found a cooperatively-owned and managed gallery with other local artists. To say that opening an artist co-op is difficult is an understatement, but I was committed to growing a culture of artistic expression. I wanted to celebrate and encourage my fellow artists’ work instead of harbor competition. I, along with ten other founding members, opened Splash Gallery on the boardwalk in downtown Olympia on a sunny August day in 2011; I am proud to have stayed with the gallery through the last four years and have supported numerous up and coming local artists along the way.

Over time, interest in my pieces has allowed me to hire an assistant to help oversee the daily production of my smaller projects. As Amber hones her skills in making food-safe, dishwasher-friendly, and weather-proof products to sell at the farmers market and online, I become more free to focus on my creative large-scale endeavors. In 2015, I will be introducing a new line of large pots to adorn foyers, garden spaces, and entryways around the world. I hope to capture the beauty of the elements and local surroundings to make one-of-a-kind vases that can withstand exposure to cold, hot, dry, and tropical climates.

Through my love for clay, my life has transformed into pure, joyful expression. My life’s mission is to bring beauty to the world - looking back on my life, I’m not certain whether I made these choices, or whether these choices made me. Does the artist mold the material or does the material mold the artist? Is the creator also that which is created? Perhaps it does not matter, because, in the end, we are one.

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  • Marion Pollmann

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Marion loves working with clay. When she is not selling her work at the Olympia Farmers Market, you can find her in her studio from morning till evening designing, hand building, firing and glazing her clay creations.

  • Emily Boehr

    Customer Service, Assistant

    I love working Marion's booth at the Olympia Farmers Market - I get to see how much all kinds of people enjoy the beauty and function in her ceramic pieces.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2017

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I want you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase, please contact me within 7 days of delivery if you have any concerns, before leaving feedback, so I can try and make it right.

If an item is damaged in transit, I will need you to send a picture of the damaged item with it's packaging and fill out any insurance claims forms that the shipping carrier needs before I can send a replacement. If I am unable to re-create the piece, then you will be offered a refund or shop credit.

There are no returns accepted on Custom Orders. Please double check all numbers and names for custom pieces as I am not able to refund for a mis-spelling unless the mistake was on my end.
Payment
I accept Paypal payments, Credit Cards and Etsy Gift Cards through Etsy Checkout.

All orders shipped to a Washington State address will be charged sales tax on the purchase price plus shipping in accordance with state law.

As every item is made to order, payment is required in full before custom orders can be started.

I am unable to cancel a transaction once I begin making your order.
Shipping
All custom orders will be shipped within 2-3 weeks after purchase. If you need an item sooner than that, please contact me before purchasing to see if I can meet your deadline.

I mainly ship FedEx Ground which includes tracking and takes 1-5 days for delivery. If you would like to pay for a faster delivery method, contact me for a quote.

Currently I am only shipping within the US.

If you are in the local Olympia, WA area and would like to pick up your purchase, please contact me and I'll create a custom listing for you without the shipping charges.
Additional policies and FAQs
All of my pieces are Food Safe, Dishwasher Safe and outdoor Friendly. All pieces are fired to 2200 degrees.

We do our best to ensure that the photos show an accurate idea of the colors and placement of embellishments, but please keep in mind that when seen in person, colors and placement of embellishments may vary slightly from what is seen in the picture due to different computer monitor settings and due to the fact that each item is made individually by hand.

I love custom orders, contact me and let's see if I can make what you are looking for.