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Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

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Michelle Dranschak

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Hi, I’m Michelle!

I'm a small batch potter with a fine art degree in digital communication design. I worked for years as a designer in the corporate world. Then one day I signed up for an adult pottery class for fun with a friend and discovered clay! I fell in love. One thing led to another and now I work full-time making functional wares from clay in my home studio.

I love to make everyday items — mugs that feel cozy in your hands, bowls for mixing up meals, and seasonal decorations to brighten your home. I love to pour my world into my art, which could be anything from the the strong women who inspire me to the beautiful landscapes around the world, to my backyard.

All items are hand-crafted by me, in my home studio, located in Columbus, Ohio. Your purchase directly supports my family. I'm a one-woman shop, with loving support from my husband, a friendly little cat, and my sweet daughter (who is a tiny baby so she can’t actually help me — yet).

Follow me on Facebook & Instagram at @RiverlaneStudios for behind-the-scenes photos and videos, preview of what is to come, shop launch dates and the occasional cat or baby picture.

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  • Michelle Dranschak

    Owner, Maker, Customer Service

    I'm mostly a one-woman operation with two awesome assistants: my sweet furball, Maggie the Cat, and ultra-supportive husband, John.

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Last updated on May 11, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I am not accepting custom orders at this time.

Wholesale availability

Please contact us with requests for wholesale items.

Sizing details

Items are photographed in the maker's hands or with a ruler to show actual size. Measurements are also detailed in the description of the product.

Sizes are approximate, especially liquid volume in drink wares.
All items are completely handmade and subject to variances in size and shape.

If you have specific questions about the size of an item, please send us a message.

Care instructions

All ceramic drink and dinner wares are oven, microwave and dishwasher safe (unless otherwise noted in the description).

Personalization on ceramic holiday ornaments is scratch and abrasion resistant, but should not be soaked, intentionally scraped/scratched or washed in the dishwasher, as this personalization is often added after the ware is fired.

Never use ceramic wares (including teapots, casserole dishes, etc.) on a stovetop. Care and use instructions are included with teapots and cook/bakeware items. For more complete care instructions, visit http://riverlanestudios/about/use-care

Bulk Orders

Bulk orders may require additional processing time. Please send me a message with the details of your request and we can discuss pricing and timeline. There is not necessarily a discount for bulk orders. Payment required for work to begin.

Processing Time and Cancellations

All orders are processed as quickly as possible.

Ready to ship items could be processed in as little as 1 hour. Due to this, cancellations are not always available.

If you'd like to cancel your order, please send us a message immediately.