Hand made Whimsical Art in bright tropical colors

Fishers, Indiana
15,885 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

PondScumCeramics is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hello and thanks for visiting! I’m working on fulfilling my current orders right now, but will be back soon.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 7, 2021

Hello and thanks for visiting! I’m working on fulfilling my current orders right now, but will be back soon.


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About PondScumCeramics

Sales 15,885
On Etsy since 2012

How it began.

20 years ago,
While throwing a vase on the potters wheel with some extremely wet clay, the vase fell over and was smashed. Instead of discarding it and starting over, I stretched it out, added some fins, and transformed my smashed vase into a fish. It was from that first smashed vase that Pond Scum, Inc was born.

Most of the pieces begin as wheel thrown vessels. The vessels are altered and appendages are attached to form some creature. Each piece is kiln fired to 2165 Degrees, a temperature that helps provide strength to the piece.

The finish on each piece is a base coat of acrylic paint with ceramic stains and textured acrylic paint detailing. I prefer using acrylic paints over traditional ceramic glazes because they afford me a much wider range of color which adds to the WHIMSY of my work.

Shop members

  • Stephanie

    Owner, Designer

    Having been formally schooled at the John Herron School of Art at Indiana University with a Fine Arts Degrees in Sculputure and Ceramics in 1989. I spent many years working with clay and creating traditional vessel forms.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 28, 2014
Welcome to my new ETSY store. Please check back often as inventory is always changing.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
We accept returns on a case by case basis.
Returns do not include the shipping cost.
Exchanges are permitted with an additional shipping charge on a case by case basis.
Payment must be made within 7 days of purchase.
We accept Major Credit cards through Etsy as well as checks and money orders.
Purchases by check will not be shipped until the check clears
Most shipping is through USPS Priority Mail.

Contact us should you wish an item shipped overseas. Shipping rates and policy change so quickly now that we cannot give a shipping quote overseas until we weigh your particular purchase.

We usually ship within 3-5 business days
Additional policies and FAQs
I am more than happy to discuss custom orders