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Hallowell, Maine

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Note from shop owner My shop will be on vacation for an undetermined amount of time. I plan on reopening once I am able. Thank you so much for your patience!
~ Ru Allen

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Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

My shop will be on vacation for an undetermined amount of time. I plan on reopening once I am able. Thank you so much for your patience!
~ Ru Allen


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About RuAllenClayandCamera

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I'm one of the artists formerly part of Allen & Allen Photo and Craft, and now after our mutual split, Ru Allen Clay & Camera is my artist business. My mom, Karen Allen, is the other half of Allen & Allen Photo and Craft, and she now owns Peaked Mountain Mandalas which is also on Etsy.

I sell my original stoneware and earthenware pottery and cards and prints of my nature photography from my Maine home studios. I am deeply inspired by the natural world and it manifests in my various pottery styles and photography subject matter.

Custom Pottery Orders ***UPDATED Dec 2021***
Listings of pottery are of individual, already made items. Some pieces have patterns that are easy for me to replicate or make similar duplicates of. Other techniques - particularly the hand-drawn, slip-trailed, slip-printed, and sculpted - create pieces that are celebrated for their uniqueness. Eventually I will be ready to work with you again on developing a custom pottery order if you see something listed that you like, but would like to have in a different color, size, thickness, format, or with handle or not. Right now I will be going on maternity leave from the pottery studio for a little while!

I offer a bulk order discount for 4 mugs or more, or 3 pendants or more.

Custom Print Orders
If you are interested in a matted print of a photo in a size you don't see listed, please message me and we can discuss the sizes I can use with that particular photo's best printing limits. I am generally limited to 12" with the size of my printer.

In effort to limit the spread of Covid-19, I will limit any trips to the post office so shipping may take a bit longer than usual. When possible, I will mail items picked up at my home for shipping. I will wash my hands and ware a mask when packaging my work. If after you find your purchase is not what you hoped after having it sit out for a day or two, and you miss the 14 day return time, contact me and I can be flexible about returns. Thank you for supporting artisans and small businesses by shopping online!

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  • Ru Allen

    Owner, Maker

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Last updated on May 11, 2022
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The glazes are food safe and lead-free. I fire my white and brown stoneware and buff-colored earthenware to cone 6 with an electric kiln to make a durable pot ready for everyday use. Pieces can be washed in the dishwasher and are microwavable. My pottery is not intended for stove-top or oven use. May you enjoy it for years to come!