RMVCeramics

Handmade Functional Ceramics Inspired by Nature

Portland, Maine · 11 Sales

RMVCeramics

Handmade Functional Ceramics Inspired by Nature

Portland, Maine 11 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   Welcome to my shop! Here you will find handmade, one of a kind ceramic items inspired by nature and made in my Portland, Maine studio. Please check back often, as I will be adding new items regularly. Thanks for stopping by, and please let me know if you have any questions or special requests!

Announcement

Welcome to my shop! Here you will find handmade, one of a kind ceramic items inspired by nature and made in my Portland, Maine studio. Please check back often, as I will be adding new items regularly. Thanks for stopping by, and please let me know if you have any questions or special requests!

Rebecca May Verrill

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Rebecca May Verrill

Reviews

No reviews in the last year
Shannon Owen

Shannon Owen on Jan 26, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I bought this beautiful dish for a grab bag gift and it was very well received! Everyone wanted it! The serving dish is a lovely shade of turquoise (true to the image) and skillfully crafted. I adore Rebecca's simple, elegant surface designs. Very happy to support her work!!

Korie Barkman

Korie Barkman on Jul 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I first saw these adorable ornaments on her Intagram and messaged her that I didn't see them on her Etsy site. I received a very quick reply letting me know that she has a few and will add them to her site. She even messaged me back to let me know they were up and I could select the ones I wanted since each one is unique! I'm a total "Fern" lover and just had to have these! They came packaged in bubble wrap and were received in perfect condition. I absolutely adore them and the rest of her pottery pieces! She included a business card along with an adorable little hand written message. Thank you Rebecca for sharing your talent and uniqueness to your pottery pieces! It was a pleasure to order from you!

Korie Barkman

Korie Barkman on Jul 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I first saw these adorable ornaments on her Intagram and messaged her that I didn't see them on her Etsy site. I received a very quick reply letting me know that she has a few and will add them to her site. She even messaged me back to let me know they were up and I could select the ones I wanted since each one is unique! I'm a total "Fern" lover and just had to have these! They came packaged in bubble wrap and were received in perfect condition. I absolutely adore them and the rest of her pottery pieces! She included a business card along with an adorable little hand written message. Thank you Rebecca for sharing your talent and uniqueness to your pottery pieces! It was a pleasure to order from you!

Lori Varsames

Lori Varsames on Jul 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This very special cup and saucer is a beautiful blend of both art and function. $58 may seem like a lot, but in person, you can see the amazing work Rebecca puts into each piece. This is clearly handcrafted and time consuming to make. Lots of detailed work. In addition to a well padded package, she included a handwritten note. Thinking about buying more as gifts. This is an artist with both ethics and heart! Thank you, Rebecca!

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About

Handmade Ceramics from my studio in Portland, Maine

Having completed my MFA in ceramics just over a year ago, and a 12 year hiatus working in various studios across the country, I have returned to my home-state and set up a studio where I primarily create functional works in earthenware and occasionally porcelain.

I have been working with clay regularly since my first year of undergrad in 1996, where I finally had the opportunity to explore and complete the ceramic process on my own. The clay studio was where I spent most of my spare time, and I knew pretty early on that this was something I wanted to do for a living. I apprenticed with a potter and musician straight out of school and promptly moved to the southwest, where I was exposed to another world of ceramic influences and inspiration.

10 solid years in Taos, New Mexico helped establish a strong high-fire functional pottery background for me, firing wood kilns that we (the community of clay artists I surrounded myself with) built ourselves. Teaching art and working in restaurants along the way to support my pottery habit, at times living out of my studio, (or turning my living quarters into a studio!) made me want to hone my skills and ultimately ditch the real jobs and make a go of working full-time in clay!

Moving back across the country with my cat and my potter's wheel in the back of my station wagon, I attended a 2 year MFA program in the Hudson Vally of NY, where fell in love with earthenware. The focus of my thesis was working with native clays and making connections between the origins of materials and food and their relationships to the consumer. I am still very much interested in these connections, and since returning to Maine I have sourced some of my own clays and when the ground thaws I will be back at it again with a shovel and a bucket and a geological treasure map in hand! Sourcing my own clay and firing to a lower temperature satisfy my desire to be more fully connected with the ground beneath my feet. I like to include references in my work to both my time in the southwest, as well as to my home state and my humble upbringing on a farm in rural Maine.

Opening my etsy shop has been a way to reach a broader audience, opening up to a global marketplace, and really pushing myself to be better at marketing. As much as I want people to still come buy pots from me in person, I am grateful for the opportunity to present my work to people online. If you happen to be in Portland, Maine, please feel free to contact me and I would love to show you my studio!


Thanks for your interest!

Rebecca

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  • Rebecca May Verrill

    Owner, Creator, Marketer

    I am a ceramic artist and educator in Portland, Maine. I love working with my hands and creating any art form that involves a melding of the elements.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 18, 2014
Hi there! Thanks for stopping by! I really hope you enjoy what you see. I make all of the work myself and am happy to respond if you have specific questions or inquiries to special orders.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Shipping
Please allow 1-2 business days to pack and ship work. Shipping costs are estimated for each item listed. I will do my very best to keep the shipping costs as low as possible. Sorry, I do not currently ship overseas, only to the US and Canada at this time. Please allow extra time for delivery over the holiday season. Thanks for your patience!
Additional policies and FAQs
The cost of custom orders will be determined by me based on the magnitude of the order, size, time, materials, etc. Thanks for your understanding.