PotsbyZ

PotsbyZ

Orange, Connecticut

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Note from shop owner I will be at the Artwalk in Westville saturday. Come on down. I will finish my updates and get things back up by Monday. Thanks

Note from shop owner

Last updated on May 5, 2021

I will be at the Artwalk in Westville saturday. Come on down. I will finish my updates and get things back up by Monday. Thanks

Jessica Zamachaj

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Jessica Zamachaj

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Updates

This is the pre fire photo of some pieces drying in the studio.

About PotsbyZ

Sales 40
On Etsy since 2020

I Create

I am a teacher and ceramicist. I enjoy everything there is to do with clay. I transition between earthenware and Stoneware, but prefer stoneware. I like the design aspect of pottery not so much the glazing. Using colored slips, bubble glazing, marbling and carving I am able to accomplish my vision. I also am active in the pit firing realm of pottery and have begun a journey into wood firing. Besides theses areas of focus I make sculpture from time to time. I hope you enjoy what I am showcasing to you.

Shop members

  • Jessica Zamachaj

    Owner

    I am a teacher and ceramicist. I enjoy everything there is to do with clay.

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More information

Last updated on Jul 31, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Yes I can customize a piece for you. Please contact me.

Care instructions

All glazed items are food safe and dishwasher safe

What does pit fire mean?

I fire the pieces in a dirt pit in my back yard. They are beautiful, but not food safe. I have put water in them for flowers and they hold up. The clay is not fully vitrified and will take on the water so it may leak out. I enjoy looking at them as more sculpture than for function.

What does wood fire mean?

Wood fired pottery is food safe and vitrified. It is fired to around a cone 10-12 depending on the fire itself. I fire with a cohort of potters at least once a year. The process from beginning to end takes more than a week as the kiln is large and needs constant supervision. The Surface of the pots is different on each one and may have a texture to it depending on the circumstances of the fire.

Care instructions

All glazed wear is dishwasher and microwave safe.

However, I try to wash most of my handmade works at home. I have the tendency to overload the dishwasher and fumble with the dishes which makes them chip.