PotteryBySaleek

Beautiful Handmade Functional Pottery

Florida, United States · 712 Sales

PotteryBySaleek

Beautiful Handmade Functional Pottery

Florida, United States 712 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(217)

Announcement   NOTICE: I am on an extended vacation and I am not sure when I will return so I have put all items on 3-4 week shipping. If I return sooner (which is likely), I will ship earlier.

I make handmade pottery that is beautiful, yet functional. I focus on creating one-of-a-kind pieces (either thrown on the potter's wheel or hand built). Most of my pottery is dishwasher, microwave, and food safe. Each listing delineates the piece's safe uses. A piece of handmade pottery would make the perfect gift for a special occasion, such as a wedding, anniversary or birthday, or just a way of saying I Love You. Handmade pottery brightens your home, and makes entertaining and cooking a pleasure. Contact me if you don't see what you want so I can prepare a custom order for you.

CHECK OUT THE CLEARANCE SECTION FOR DISCOUNTS!

Visit me on Facebook at:
www.facebook.com/potterybysaleek

On Pinterest at:
https://www.pinterest.com/saleek/

And follow me on Twitter at:
https://twitter.com/sallieheart

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Last updated on Jul 23, 2016

NOTICE: I am on an extended vacation and I am not sure when I will return so I have put all items on 3-4 week shipping. If I return sooner (which is likely), I will ship earlier.

I make handmade pottery that is beautiful, yet functional. I focus on creating one-of-a-kind pieces (either thrown on the potter's wheel or hand built). Most of my pottery is dishwasher, microwave, and food safe. Each listing delineates the piece's safe uses. A piece of handmade pottery would make the perfect gift for a special occasion, such as a wedding, anniversary or birthday, or just a way of saying I Love You. Handmade pottery brightens your home, and makes entertaining and cooking a pleasure. Contact me if you don't see what you want so I can prepare a custom order for you.

CHECK OUT THE CLEARANCE SECTION FOR DISCOUNTS!

Visit me on Facebook at:
www.facebook.com/potterybysaleek

On Pinterest at:
https://www.pinterest.com/saleek/

And follow me on Twitter at:
https://twitter.com/sallieheart

Sallie Troutman

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Sallie Troutman

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(217)
dhglover

dhglover on Jul 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I couldn't be happier with the super fast delivery of CRATED Slab Roller and precision mechanism. The set up was very simple and the directions with packing list was spot on! I had it up and running in minutes. Of course I tested it out straight away and the resulting slab was perfect! I really like the ease of the thickness adjustment. Great design!

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Glaze work in the kiln for the final firing. Look at the difference between the freshly glazed piece compared to the glaze fired piece.
Preparing my work to be bisque fired. Be looking for new items in the next couple of weeks.

About

Playing in the Mud

In high school, I took pottery classes and fell in love with clay (good thing it wasn’t my only love in life, LOL). I bought a potter’s wheel but the only place I had to put it was in a dark, dingy basement, so there it sat. Finally after about a year of it sitting unused, I sold it. Busy with my family and my career, I didn’t play in the mud for many, many years, although it was always something I wanted to get back to. After working at a university in Ohio for 30 years, I retired to Florida. In retirement, I realized that I needed something to do with my time besides fishing (which I love). I soon found an art studio with a great pottery program about a mile from my home. I took classes for about 1 ½ years before buying a potter’s wheel (yet again) and kiln for my home. Now I do pottery in my garage studio, even in the sweltering Florida summers! I love the potter’s wheel, but also enjoy hand building. Clay is so versatile, the options are limitless and I have fun coming up with new ideas and new designs.

I make most of my glazes and love blues, greens and purple. I don’t like dark dull colors for pottery, so you will find most of my work in very bright colors.

Besides selling on Etsy, I sell my work in a high end local gallery and also in a local shop. I have also sold my wares at art fairs and shows, but I find carting pottery too cumbersome, so I prefer to sell in other venues.

Like me on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/potterybysaleek

Find me on Pinterest at:
https://www.pinterest.com/saleek/

And follow me on Twitter at:
https://twitter.com/sallieheart

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  • Sallie Troutman

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    I spent 30 years working at the University of Cincinnati, as an administrator. That job is a far cry from the work I do now, making pottery.

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Last updated on Jun 5, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Will you make a custom item?

If you are interested in me making something special for you, please contact me.

Damages

Pottery is fragile. Although I pack everything very well, there are times when a piece will break. If you chose to ship First Class, there is no insurance for lost or damaged items. I am sorry, but for First Class shipped items, there are absolutely no refunds, If you chose to ship Priority Mail, or chose an insurance option, for damaged items, you must contact me within 72 hours of delivery and provide pictures of the damaged piece(s) and condition of the box. If I am not notified within 72 hours of delivery, there will be no reimbursements, and there are no exceptions.

Is this purchase a gift?

If you are purchasing this item for someone else, I am glad to include a gift card with the package. Just let me know when ordering what you would like the gift card to say.

International Shipping

For the smaller items, I give you two options, International First Class or International Priority Mail. With International First Class, there is no tracking or insurance. I highly recommend you also buy the International First Class Upgrade option for $13.95 which will give you tracking and indemnity up to $40. Without this upgrade, I am not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.

You will be able to purchase this item here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/274512540/upgrade-for-international-first-class

Please convo me if you have any questions.

Purchasing from the EU

If you are purchasing from the EU, I will follow the buyer protection laws.

Shipping Costs for Multiple Item Orders and Large Items

Multiple Item Orders: I use calculated shipping on Etsy and I have found that too often, shipping charges are overstated for multiple item orders. I regularly refund over charges for shipping. If you want a better estimate before you order, please convo me with the exact pieces you want to purchase along with your exact address including zip code.

Large Items: Calculated shipping with Etsy uses USPS. For larger and heavier items, sometimes I can save you money using Fed Ex. If I can save you money with Fed Ex, I will ship Fed Ex and issue a refund to you of the over-charge for shipping.

Returns and Exchanges

The buyer is responsible for all shipping costs (to and from) for returns and exchanges.

First Class Shipping Option

Please Read before choosing the First Class shipping option. Since there is no tracking or insurance with the First Class shipping option, I am not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items. There are no exceptions.