PlayfulPotter

Whimsical and Functional Wheel Thrown Pottery

Washington, United States · 112 Sales

PlayfulPotter

Whimsical and Functional Wheel Thrown Pottery

Washington, United States 112 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(29)

Announcement   Welcome and thanks for stopping in! If you're interested in seeing a wider variety of my work, stop by my website: http://playful-potter.com/
If anything catches your eye and you're wishing it would make an appearance in my etsy shop, send me a message, and I can give you a quote and a time estimate for a similar piece (if I no longer have the original).

I specialize in noodle bowls, an asian styled form with hand-carved holes to store your chopsticks for easier transport. Buy one or mix and match for a set!

-jenn gavlin ... resident playful potter

I am a proud member of the Etsy Earth and Etsy Mud Teams!

Announcement

Welcome and thanks for stopping in! If you're interested in seeing a wider variety of my work, stop by my website: http://playful-potter.com/
If anything catches your eye and you're wishing it would make an appearance in my etsy shop, send me a message, and I can give you a quote and a time estimate for a similar piece (if I no longer have the original).

I specialize in noodle bowls, an asian styled form with hand-carved holes to store your chopsticks for easier transport. Buy one or mix and match for a set!

-jenn gavlin ... resident playful potter

I am a proud member of the Etsy Earth and Etsy Mud Teams!

Jennifer Gavlin

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Jennifer Gavlin

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(29)
Rebecca Kahane

Rebecca Kahane on Jan 27, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

On time. Handwritten date, as requested.

oneLphotography

oneLphotography on Dec 27, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

My dad LOVED his gift!

Angie Gonzalez

Angie Gonzalez on Dec 1, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I love this so much. It will make a great addition to our Christmas tree. Thank you .

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About

Taking my creativity and love for clay where ever I go

For me, it began in high school. I had always had an affinity for 3D art and who doesn't love playing with clay as a kid? But high school was the first time I put clay on a wheel. It was magnificent! Ignoring the fact that nothing I made that year was over 3 inches tall, I knew I was a natural. Or... that it was worth it to me to put in the hours and sweat to eventually look like a natural.

During college, I did a minor in art in order to get into my beloved ceramics classes - at this point, ceramics was only a hobby I really enjoyed. I was afraid that trying to make money from my joy would suck the happy right out of it.

A few years out of college, though, my thinking changed. Living in Chicago, I was so fed up with dreading going to work and my time spent at the wheel was the best productive thing I could remember. So I threw myself into finding somewhere that I could have my clay and pay the rent too... at least part time. I spent a few years working for a pottery painting store, gaining some experience with more painterly techniques as well as kiln loading and firing. When I sent my resume in to a suburban art center and received a phone call back 10 minutes later, I couldn't believe my good timing. One interview later, and I was teaching kids and young adult classes three nights a week. I was ecstatic!

Now in Seattle, after a bit of a bump in the road with some medical issues, I'm working towards setting up my own studio space, gradually adding the necessary equipment. My other half is incredibly supportive of me pursuing my craft, without which I wouldn't be able to continue. He knows I'm a better, more enjoyable person for it. I'm looking forward to this next chapter, excited to infuse some of the spirit of the Pacific Northwest into my work.

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  • Jenn Gavlin

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    From soft, messy clay to solid, lovely vessel, I love making ceramics that can be put to good use. I'm regaining my footing in a new city, excited to have my hands dirty again.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 28, 2012
As the playful potter, I'm constantly looking for new ideas for design and form, both functionally and decoratively. If there's something you'd like to see me try, please don't hesitate to mention it. I'm always open to constructive critique and am constantly working to improve my pieces for my own edification as well as the enjoyment of those interested!

About the ceramics: All functional pieces are fully glazed, food safe, and microwave safe, unless otherwise stated. On any dishware, there is nothing inherently disastrous about using a dishwasher to clean, but I recommend hand washing as the intensity of the water pressure, heat, and chemicals can wear more quickly on handmade items.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
On etsy purchases, I welcome payment via paypal. I will not ship a piece until payment is received.
Shipping
When placing an order, please be aware that in an effort to reduce waste, your piece(s) will arrive in boxes which have been given a second life. Millions of boxes are used daily to transport goods around the world, so please do not be offended when your purchase arrived emblazoned with a brand-name. The boxes are in perfect condition, and deserve the chance to carry something beautiful to your home as a part of their second life. The greatest care will be given to your purchase, and, given the fragile nature of ceramic pieces, every order will be wrapped and cushioned to ensure safe delivery. Some may even receive a double boxing.

All orders will be shipped within 3 days of payment receipt, unless otherwise notified. Orders will be shipped USPS ground in order to keep costs down, unless previously agreed upon with customer, reflected by shipping costs payment. If you have a favored method of shipping, I live in a large city with lots of options and am open to any carrier. You know who does the best job in your neighborhood.
Refunds and Exchanges
In the event of breakage during transport, I assume responsibility for any damage incurred and will issue either a full refund or a replacement free of charge. Any broken pieces must be brought to my attention within 1 week of receiving.

If a customer is dissatisfied with a piece, feeling it was misrepresented by my description or by the photographs, it may be returned for a refund of the cost of the piece. Shipping fees will not be refunded, and the piece must be returned in it's original condition before a refund will be issued. A customer must notify myself of the dissatisfaction within a week of receiving, and must have the piece in the mail within a month of receiving in order to be eligible for a refund.
Additional policies and FAQs
I know what it's like to feel like you didn't get what you wanted or paid for. Please be aware that all items are handmade by myself, complete with their own "imperfections", which are the little things that make them special and one of a kind. I am a reasonable person who will be reasonable in the face of breakage calamity or unsatisfied recipients, so long as I am approached by reasonable people.

Having said that, please be aware that the nature of ceramic pieces is a certain amount of fragility and treat any purchases with the care and gentle love that they deserve. If you have any questions about proper usage, I will return any convos with the utmost speed!

Thanks so much for taking the time to look over my policies, enjoy browsing through the etsy shops!

-jenn gavlin ... resident playful potter