ClumsyTortoisePotter

Featuring fine handmade ceramics

Portland, Maine · 39 Sales

ClumsyTortoisePotter

Featuring fine handmade ceramics

Portland, Maine 39 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(13)

Announcement   Clumsy Tortoise Pottery Works features handmade mezuzot, artistic vessels and other fine ceramic pieces.

Announcement

Clumsy Tortoise Pottery Works features handmade mezuzot, artistic vessels and other fine ceramic pieces.

Melissa R.

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Melissa R.

Handmade Blue and White Mezuzah with Scroll
$62.00
Blue and White Handmade Mezuzah
$62.00
Slate Blue-Celadon Mezuzah with Exposed Scroll
$44.00
Speckled Blue-Gray Mezuzah with Scroll
$62.00
Handmade Unique Mezuzah
$44.00
Fluid Fins - Handmade Shino Vase
$69.98
Pearl Gourami Finned Vessel
$97.95
Small Handmade Red Flag Mezuzah
$22.00
Dark Blue and White Shin Mezuzah
$22.00
Antique-looking Handmade Mezuzah with Scroll
$31.00

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(13)
Ali DeGray

Ali DeGray on Jul 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

LOVE THIS! Thank you for providing something that was hard to find! A handmade, gorgeous and unusual mezuzah complete with scroll AND directions on how to hang it. Best gift ever to my Israeli homegirl that just moved into her new place. Well done.

Jane P McNally

Jane P McNally on Jun 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is even more lovely than is shown in picture. The artist calls it "Melting Ranbow," but to me, it's "Sea- and Sand-Washed". I live on the ocean, and so this beautiful piece of art is perfect for me. Beautiful, unusual and unique! Love it!

clworby

clworby on Sep 22, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I ordered this for my sister (in LA) for her birthday; I wanted it sent through to her in a special way as I live in South Africa and couldn't do anything via post from where I am. The service and attention to this special package was just amazing. When I specified that this was for my sister on her birthday, I was offered the opportunity to write out a little message that would be put into the package and described how it was packaged. My sister was thrilled with her Mezzuzah, and I was really impressed with the compassionate service and attention to detail!

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About

Beautiful and Functional Pieces

I began working with clay in earnest in college, but it wasn't until several years later, when I took it up again at a community studio that I started to experiment with my own style to produce functional ceramic pieces that I could use around my own house.

Over the past few years, I've been experimenting and working to build my ceramic skills at different studios in Connecticut, New York City, and Maine. Recently I have divided my time between functional pieces that look great while serving a purpose, and beautiful, unique pieces, that are primarily for aesthetics or making a statement (though, in a tribute to my roots, all these pieces are functional).

Thanks for stopping by and checking in on my progress. Feel free to message me for more information.

~Melissa

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  • Melissa

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Currently living and creating in Portland, Maine. Originally from near America's automotive center, Detroit, Michigan.

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