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Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Taking a short break. Will be back soon.
Thanks for your interest in NicePots.

Cynthia Spencer

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About NicePots

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On Etsy since 2010

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NicePots from Cozy Basement Studio

Everything in this shop designed, made, glazed, fired and shipped all by ME. We potters are a little crazy that way...doing things the slow way by hand is very satisfying. Clay is an addictive thing to work with, and there are always small improvements or tweaks that keep me motivated to make a form over and over.

Have been working out of a basement studio for over 25 years. While it's a basement without a view, it's a great cozy place to get down to business once I head down the stairs. It has served me well.

For 9 years I took a break from full-time pottery to be the director of the local art fair. Etsy helped me keep one toe in the art marketplace waters through that time. Now I hope to keep creating new work that will keep people coming back for more.

Thanks to the Etsy community for so much support.


Shop members

  • Cynthia Spencer

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Chief Bottle Washer

    Studio potter the past 25 years. Many more grey hairs than in photo.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2022
Oregon has hundreds, no, maybe thousands of potters. The rain and the clay-filled soil that many a farmer has cursed must get into our blood somehow and make us all want to head to the studio to make pots. Pots for flowers, pots for fancy meals, pots for soup, pots just for fun.
Why does the world need another pot?
Because you can never have too many!

I also have a "catalog" website If there's anything you fancy please email or convo me back here at Etsy.

All glazes on dishes are food and dishwasher safe.
A few galleries around the country also carry my work and I hope you'll visit them:
Real Mother Goose - Portland, Oregon
Blue Dome Gallery at Bear Mtn Lodge - Silver City, New Mexico
Trillium Gallery - Wheeler, Oregon
Touchstone Gallery - Yachats, Oregon
Fine Eye Gallery - Sutter Creek, California

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I am a solo artist doing it all and certainly want you to love what you receive from me!
If something is damaged in shipping, let me know soon to begin insurance process. There is not much I can do if you wait longer than a couple of days.
Convo me if you need to return something. Must be within one week of receipt.
Customer must pay for shipping both directions on any return.
Payments accepted through PayPal.
You do not have to have a PayPal account to make a purchase however. Proceed through the steps and just chose your VISA or MC debit or credit card instead.
All items in NicePots Shop are ready to ship M-F once PayPal payment has cleared. Most items shipped FedEx ground. (5 day deliver) Please give me a telephone number. FedEx requires it. Especially if your address is harder to deliver to.

If you are needing a rush order, and/or delivery at a certain time, convo me.
I'm happy to ship internationally. Just Convo and I'll get an exact price to charge you.
Additional policies and FAQs
For all custom orders, please email or convo me directly for more info.
Wholesale? I can email a PDF copy of my price list including minimums and payments on first orders. Wholesale orders take 6-8 weeks depending on the size of order and my schedule.