StoneFlowerPottery

www.StoneFlowerPottery.com

Wellsville, New York · 5 Sales

StoneFlowerPottery

www.StoneFlowerPottery.com

Wellsville, New York 5 Sales On Etsy since 2009

0 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   As a recovering potter I run toward tin. Clay is great and I value my pottery but the color in tin calls me. Clay is gray and dull until it is fired and there are no changes allowed. Tin is always open to change. It's light weight, an increasingly valuable attribute as my decades add up, and versatile.

I'll always be a potter but I'm lucky to have the time and opportunity to work with both clay and tin. I'm learning to think in tin shapes now, as I think in clay shapes - no words needed.

Announcement

As a recovering potter I run toward tin. Clay is great and I value my pottery but the color in tin calls me. Clay is gray and dull until it is fired and there are no changes allowed. Tin is always open to change. It's light weight, an increasingly valuable attribute as my decades add up, and versatile.

I'll always be a potter but I'm lucky to have the time and opportunity to work with both clay and tin. I'm learning to think in tin shapes now, as I think in clay shapes - no words needed.

Elaine Hardman

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Elaine Hardman

Reviews

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Anonymous on Jun 1, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

absolutely positively awesome too!! Thanks!

Anonymous on Jun 1, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

absolutely positively awesome!! Thanks!

Anonymous on Jan 4, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

This piggy bank was adorable. I bought it as a gift for my grandma for Christmas. She collects piggy banks, and she was so excited to get it. She loved it.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 16, 2011
All of my pottery is crafted by hand from durable stoneware or porcelain clay using the potter’s wheel, rolling pin or my fingers. All glazes are food safe. (Even my pin frogs are stainless steel rather than the usual lead.) All bowls and mugs can be used in the microwave or put through the dishwasher although hand washing is certainly suitable.

Much of my pottery becomes a part of a family’s traditions and history. Each piece is made with joy and respect and if your piece becomes important to you, please share your story with me. I’ll be so pleased to know.

Please read my shop policies before ordering and please ask me questions if I’m not clear. This is a new venture for me and likely has “bugs”.

I love working with clay and generally make functional pottery but in 2005 I started making animal banks and sculptures.

I have copyrights on some of the bank designs. I’m most pleased with the copyright on the cow bank because it seems the most unique of all the animals. No two banks are exactly alike though I have a general design for pig, cow, elephant, penguin, fish, chickadee, general sort of birdish creature, ladybug, rooster or chicken, turtle, duck, red-eyed tree frog and the best-seller, the elephant.

I work in stoneware clay, high fired. Since most of my work is functional all of my glazes are food safe and leadfree though the banks sometimes have a little extra pizzazz with details in china paints or gold. Real gold.

My background is education though I studied clay at Alfred State under Pete Nye years ago and more recently at Alfred University in their summer program under John Gill. I’ve been a professional potter for 30 years.

I realize that some of these banks may look like toys but they are not suitable for children and are not toys.

Accepted payment methods

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Payment
You can pay for your purchase using Paypal or money order.

Payment is expected upon order. Your order will be shipped after payment arrives. If I do not receive either payment or email communication regarding a money order within 3 business days after your order is received I will attempt to contact you. Please reply within 2 days or I will cancel your order and re-list the item. Please include your address in your communication or payment.

Paypal allows the convenience of an automatic receipt upon payment.
Shipping
After your payment has cleared, your purchase will be carefully packed and shipped via USPS, which takes 2-11 business days within the United States.

I will email information to you upon shipping.

If your Etsy shipping address differs from your PayPal shipping address, I will ship to your PayPal address unless you request otherwise.
Refunds and Exchanges
Purchasing a unique work of art is a careful consideration. Each piece is photographed to the best of my ability. Some colors are hard to capture and I will try to explain this in the item description. No photos will be enhanced or altered and they are meant to accurately portray the original.

If you are not satisfied with your purchase for whatever reason upon receiving it, please contact me within 30 days of your order date and we'll talk. You'll have to pay the return shipping and insurance. I will accept a return of the item in its original condition and will refund the purchase amount, minus those awful shipping fees that will be lost to both of us and a small packing fee.

Refunds are not issued due to a postal error (delivery to wrong address by your postman) or late arrival.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am willing to make banks for custom orders but would only sell them through Etsy but I am a one person operation and fire the kilns no more than twice a month.