Announcement Thanks for checking this out! I've restocked the shop in time for some holiday shopping. Shop will be closed for the holidays December 10th-January2nd.
Thanks for checking this out! I've restocked the shop in time for some holiday shopping. Shop will be closed for the holidays December 10th-January2nd.
About RainCloudMama Studio
Welcome! This online shop is entirely homespun, with help from my six lovies: one of my teenage sons helps to take a lot of the photos. Another teenage son helps with the folding of note cards and the stamping of your shipping envelopes. One of my daughters helps to write “Fragile” , “do not bend”, etc on the shipment boxes and envelopes. October was quite a fruitful homemaking month here and I have enjoyed creating lovely little offerings for gifting or something just for you, be it a lovely card, a single serving of tea or a piece of my pottery.
CLAY OFFERINGS: I learned to throw pots at the wheel when I was 15 and went on to work hard as a ceramic studio apprentice, studying with professional potters. All of my wheel thrown work comes straight from the heart and is my main art. Clay is my favorite medium and I always aim to create not just any old ceramics but stunning work. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest, land of waterfalls, ocean and volcanoes, for 16 years now and have a deep love for the whites and textures of the coastline shells, the towering majestic firs, the many variants of blue-greens in rivers, lakes and the ocean and, last but not least, the grays and whites of the comforting rainclouds overhead. With my roots in the California coast, Sierra Nevada mountains and the Appalachians, and a lifetime of love for wind, weather, water and storms, I have worked hard to creat ceramic work that reflects all of this. Most of my work is wheelthrown but some offerings will include some of my hand built work which I make alongside my children and students in the studio.
A long time Kitchen Table Artist, my drawings are simple and fun with roots in folk art. I’ve been drawing as long as I can remember and I’m passing that onto my own children. Most of the artwork offered here has been created right here at my own kitchen table, drawing alongside my young children.
Pottery is one of the most expensive investments in beauty because it costs so much to ship. In taking notes the past three years of shipping out my pottery orders to pottery lovers, I now have an efficient system and process that I have found to be the most economical for my customers and for me. I use Priority Mail since they are so dependable and I have had only one casualty in my pottery shipments among hundreds. The flat rate shipping is also less costly than going by the weight of the pots. The cost of mailing includes shipping supplies to make the box pretty/safely bound/padded and the time spent packaging everything up with love and attention.
I try to reuse as much as I can in my packaging, be it a grocery bag, a cardboard box or a bubble wrap mailer. I save it all and reuse for my packaging wherever I can. By shopping with me you are helping to preserve our planet’s stunning gifts and beauty.
Everything in the shop has been created with reverence for the medium and the process and it brings me joy to know this is an act of heart+hands going to another person who appreciates it. My packages will always have my favorite RainCloud Mama colors, hand-drawn notes and cards and artistic touches throughout.
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