MichelleFairholmArt

Pottery to make people happy

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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Announcement    If you're local to Chapel Hill and would like to arrange for a contactless pick up, you can use coupon code LOCAL to have shipping fees waived. Just let me know in the note to seller what day you'd like to pick up your pieces and I'll send you the address.

Follow @MichelleFairholmPottery on Instagram to see photos of works in progress and receive 10% off all future orders. (DM me on Instagram to receive the code).

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 6, 2021

If you're local to Chapel Hill and would like to arrange for a contactless pick up, you can use coupon code LOCAL to have shipping fees waived. Just let me know in the note to seller what day you'd like to pick up your pieces and I'll send you the address.

Follow @MichelleFairholmPottery on Instagram to see photos of works in progress and receive 10% off all future orders. (DM me on Instagram to receive the code).

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About MichelleFairholmArt

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On Etsy since 2012

My Journey

The first time I sat down at a wheel was as an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame. I had been practicing mostly 2D art before that but with clay I had found a medium that energized and inspired me. Clay is ultimately just mud and I love sitting down at the wheel and getting my hands dirty while making something beautiful.

After graduating, I taught elementary school and then art while continuing to take classes and workshops in wheel-throwing, hand-building, and a variety of different firing techniques at several different community art centers. I had some incredible instructors over the years and I'm thrilled to be able to now be a teacher myself at the Chapel Hill Community Clay Studio.

My first at home "studio" was a wheel in the small breezeway of our house in Durham, North Carolina. In 2017 I moved to Chapel Hill and set up my own 600 square foot studio where I can throw, decorate, and fire all of my pieces in the same space, surrounded by woods.

I'm a Cincinnati native and retired mathlete. When I'm not making pottery I'm usually spending time with my husband, our son, our daughter, and our two hounds, Oliver and Paige.

Shop members

  • Michelle

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Michelle is a potter, instructor, and a lover of polka dots.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 31, 2020
Welcome to Michelle Fairholm Art! You may remember me as my previous name, The Paper Canary, when I made watercolor paintings, paper goods, and pottery as well. I'm super excited to be transitioning full time to making pottery--both functional and decorative. Thanks for stopping by and supporting my work!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
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)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Buyer pays for return shipping. Returns are processed upon receipt of the pottery, please wrap with care to avoid damage in transit.
Shipping
Shipping costs are calculated into the total cost of pottery. Items will be shipped via USPS to domestic customers. If you'd like an item shipped via FedEx or UPS, please inquire before buying. Items are always packed with care and shipped with insurance.
Additional policies and FAQs
****Commissions/Custom Work****

If you're interested in custom work please contact Michelle directly.

If you should need to make changes after work has begun on your piece, there may be an additional fee to be determined on a case by case basis based on the stage of the process.

Custom pottery orders generally take 3 - 4 weeks to complete and ship because pieces need to be made, decorated, dried out, fired, glazed, and fired again. If you're looking for something sooner, all the pieces in my shop are available immediately.