Teesdale Studios

Howard Lake, Minnesota

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Note from shop owner Please check out Katieteesdale.com for purchases or reach out to me at katie [!at] katieteesdale.com

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Please check out Katieteesdale.com for purchases or reach out to me at katie [!at] katieteesdale.com

Katie Teesdale

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Katie Teesdale

About TeesdaleStudios

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On Etsy since 2014

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A Girl and her Kiln

The bodies, lives, and habits of people inspire my artwork. I use my work to meditate on my own story as well as others’ stories. I use repetitively and ritualistically applied textures to contemplate how I form both good and bad habits as reactions to my experiences. I am particularly interested in exploring how traumatic events (and our repetition of those memories in both thought and action) shape us and our emotions. Ceramics can be a strong mode of healing, and I use that potential to inform both my artwork and my teaching methods.

For me, ceramics create an intimacy for the viewer unlike any other art form. We carry ceramic objects in our hands, put ceramic cups to our lips, and keep ceramic sculptures all over our homes. I regard ceramics as a four-dimensional art form—each piece carries an aura that changes over time. The more an object is used, touched, or experienced, the more its aura changes and deepens. These intimate interactions are an important part of my artwork's aura, and because of this the viewer is always welcome to touch and interact with not only my functional work but also my sculptural pieces.

Shop members

  • Katie Teesdale

    Owner, Creator, Maker

    Originally from Chicago, Katie received a BFA from Uiowa. Prior to MN, she was an Education Assistant at The Clay Studio in PA. In 2016-17, Katie was the Emerging Artist with Clay Coyote in Hutchinson. Currently, Katie teaches ceramics in Cokato.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Hello! My name is Katie Teesdale, and I specialize in working with mid-range porcelain. I take great pride in my work and hope that you appreciate my attention to detail in every item I sell. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about items in my shop or any policies.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Ideally, I want you to be completely pleased with your purchase. If your new object is not to your satisfaction I do offer exchanges, provided that the item you are sending back is in perfect, unused condition. Buyer is responsible for all return shipping costs as well as any price differences in the new item.

If the universe conspires to damage your piece in transit, I will replace the piece free of cost to you. In order to take advantage of this, please photograph work immediately upon opening/unwrapping and send me those images-- this allows us to work with the shipping company.
I accept payments from Paypal and Etsy direct checkout, along with Etsy gift cards. If payment is not received within 3 days I will send out a convo to follow-up. If I do not receive a response within 2 days I will have to cancel your order.
I ship all items via USPS mail. If weight dictates, I will ship via Priority Mail. In some cases, I will ship with UPS for insurance and tracking purposes.

If you would like insurance on your package, you must let me know at checkout.

I do ship internationally, please contact me for a shipping quote to your country.
Additional policies and FAQs
All functional work is microwave and dishwasher safe, but due to the handmade nature of the work--I do recommend hand washing to lengthen the life of your new found object!