Hopefully & Honestly Handmade for Everyday Use

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Last updated on Mar 14, 2022

My shop ships once a week on Tuesdays!

Free Shipping on Orders over $35. If you need to upgrade shipping, please message me before purchasing the item so I don't miss it!


Nicole LL Dacey

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Nicole LL Dacey


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About NicoleDaceyPottery

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Nicole Dacey: Meet The Maker

Nicole Dacey is an LA based ceramic artist with roots in rural New England. Her work takes simple common objects and makes them special, necessary, and important, without making them overly fussy, ornate, or too fragile for daily use. She makes each piece honestly and with great intention, finding inspiration in wood and stone antiques, childhood memories, and minimalist aesthetics. Her ceramics have gone through trials and tests and have come to you to become your most reliable companion. Their uses can be singular or many, depending on the individual.

These works are meant to be used, meant to be loved, on a daily basis. Their journey from soft clay to a finished object, to an integral part of your day, every day, is an important goal. These pieces are meant to become familiar to you, to bring you a sense of ease and comfort. Even the idea of a broken piece, so beloved that you find a way to repair it and keep going, seems delightful. Nicole's pottery is not meant to be purchased in a moment of fancy, to be used and forgotten; another piece added to the mass of growing things in your life. Once found, you will hopefully have that feeling of "at last, this is what I've been looking for". Whether you use the piece daily, ritualistically, casually, or only for special occasions, Nicole's work is meant to bring you to a moment of pause and reflection; to allow you to find comfort in the small, soft moments of your day and life. 

Nicole has been working in clay since 2009, and has both Undergraduate and Master's degrees in Art History. In addition to making work, Nicole also teaches ceramics classes in Los Angeles.

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Last updated on May 18, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Is the item I bought microwave safe?

Yes, unless they contain metal. You cannot microwave items that contain iron flecks or gold luster.

Is this plate/bowl/mug dishwasher safe?

Yes, unless otherwise stated in the item description. However if you are worried about the longevity of your piece, hand washing is a great way to reduce the likelihood of any damage.

Custom and personalized orders

I am not currently taking custom orders.

Will my item look like the example picture?

Yes and no! If the listing is for a single item, then you'll receive the one in the photo. If there are multiples available of an item, then you will receive a piece that looks very similar to the one in the picture. All pieces are handmade from start to finish, so construction and glazing will vary slightly from piece to piece. Your piece will be unique even among similar designs.

Are the glazes food safe?

All functional ware is food safe. Some items may not be food safe, but these are usually non-food items anyway. Please read the item descriptions for more detail. If you're still not sure, please feel free to message me.

I bought more than one item; Can they be shipped in one box?

Not all items can be packaged together, but if the items can fit in one box without fear of damage, then I will package them together. However in some cases and at my discretion, I will need to add a special handling fee in order to ensure the items are not mishandled en route. Any shipping overages will be refunded.

Is wood ash food safe?

Wood Ash melts and hardens like glass, leaving small cracks in the decoration. This could allow liquid foods to seep into the cracks and settle there. If it is not cleaned out thoroughly, bacteria could grow in the cracks. Wood Ash is dishwasher safe, so I suggest if you choose to use your wood ash piece for liquid foods, wash in a dishwasher, where the high heat and detergents will kill bacteria. Hand washing may not be good enough to clean between cracks. If wood ash is used on the exterior of a piece where no food will touch, there if nothing to worry about.

Are raku pieces water/food/dishwasher safe?

No, raku pieces are purely decorative. Raku pottery is fired at a lower temperature, and so the clay does not vitrify. Vitrification is responsible for its impermeability to water, and so raku pottery is not watertight. If you put water into the piece, it will eventually seep out and you'll find a puddle around your piece. You can use the raku piece to hold solid dry items, for example potpourri.