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Note from shop owner Hello! Riverlane Studios is closed for maternity leave. Follow along on Instagram and/or Facebook @RiverlaneStudios for updates, new products, process videos, and announcements.

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Last updated on Feb 20, 2021

Hello! Riverlane Studios is closed for maternity leave. Follow along on Instagram and/or Facebook @RiverlaneStudios for updates, new products, process videos, and announcements.

Michelle Dranschak

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Michelle Dranschak


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About RiverlaneStudiosShop

Sales 3,961
On Etsy since 2010

Hi, I’m Michelle!

I'm a graphic artist and small batch potter. I love to make everyday items – like mugs that feel cozy in your hands, bowls for mixing up meals, and seasonal decorations to brighten your home. My favorite surface decorations show off the natural beauty of the clay. I love speckled clay, bright underglazes carved back to reveal the natural clay color, and earth-toned glazes that break over texture.

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, though I get a great deal of support from my husband (who frequently manages the kiln and helps me at local events) and a little gray cat, who likes to hang out in the studio, then tracks clay paw prints all over our home.

I am happy to do custom work of all shapes and sizes! Please contact me with your idea and I'll do my best to bring it to life!

I love seeing my work in your hands and home, so please send me photos of you enjoying your mugs, bowls and other items! And, follow me on Instagram and Facebook @RiverlaneStudios to see behind-the-scenes studio photos, new products before they're in the shop, and special offers.

Custom orders are available! Send me a note via Etsy's messenger, or contact me on my website for inquiries. (Custom orders take up to 4-6 weeks and are subject to a 10% custom order fee.)

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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 Feb 29, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Custom ceramic orders take approximately 6 weeks to complete and are subject to an additional fee. Additional processing time may be required if materials must be designed or ordered from a third party. Send me a message to inquire about current processing time, as it varies depending on season, current workload and type of item requested.

PAYMENT IS REQUIRED BEFORE work can begin the project. Delay in payment may cause a delay in delivery time.

Custom orders are not returnable. If you receive your item damaged, or not as expected, please contact Riverlane Studios. I'll do my best to correct or replace the item, or make it right.

Wholesale availability

Please contact us with requests for wholesale items. Pricing and availability is negotiable. Extra processing time may be required.

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. A deposit will be required to begin work on your order.

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.