ThistleBeePottery

Hand Made Stoneware Pottery for Home & Garden

Port Murray, New Jersey · 91 Sales

ThistleBeePottery

Hand Made Stoneware Pottery for Home & Garden

Port Murray, New Jersey 91 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Carolyn

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Announcement   All hand crafted in New Jersey stoneware character birdhouses & banks, garden decor and housewares individually created with a playful spirit. Local shoppers can avoid shipping charges by selecting "other" as the payment type and arranging to meet for delivery and payment in cash.

One-of-a-kind creations made in our home based studio with high fired stoneware clay and glazes that are beautiful, durable and lead free. All pieces are dishwasher, microwave, oven and food safe.

Housewares can be used in a conventional oven but must be preheated with the oven. Quick temperature changes (from room temperature to 350 degrees) may cause breakage.

Pieces for the garden can stay out year round as long as they are protected from excessive exposure to ice and snow.

Check us out!

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All items are in stock and available for Immediate shipping.

International orders accepted. Please contact us for accurate shipping rate to destination so we can adjust the charge amount for you.

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Are you new to Etsy? Here is a step by step walk through to making your first purchase:
http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339

- Carolyn

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 2, 2016

All hand crafted in New Jersey stoneware character birdhouses & banks, garden decor and housewares individually created with a playful spirit. Local shoppers can avoid shipping charges by selecting "other" as the payment type and arranging to meet for delivery and payment in cash.

One-of-a-kind creations made in our home based studio with high fired stoneware clay and glazes that are beautiful, durable and lead free. All pieces are dishwasher, microwave, oven and food safe.

Housewares can be used in a conventional oven but must be preheated with the oven. Quick temperature changes (from room temperature to 350 degrees) may cause breakage.

Pieces for the garden can stay out year round as long as they are protected from excessive exposure to ice and snow.

Check us out!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
All items are in stock and available for Immediate shipping.

International orders accepted. Please contact us for accurate shipping rate to destination so we can adjust the charge amount for you.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Are you new to Etsy? Here is a step by step walk through to making your first purchase:
http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339

- Carolyn

Carolyn

Contact shop owner

Carolyn

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lynnkieliszewski

lynnkieliszewski on Apr 13, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

He's become a favorite in my piggy collection, and definitely one of a kind. This artist possesses talent along with a creative imagination. The shipping was quick & the whole purchase was hassle-free.

Lisa Middag

Lisa Middag on Nov 20, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Even more gorgeously proportioned in person!

Anonymous on Jul 6, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Great seller- wonderful item with great service. Thanks so much.

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About

One little smile can lift 1,000 lbs. You just never know who needs it more so give a smile to everyone. Hopefully, our creations do just that!

Knock knock!
Who's there?
Thistle!
Thistle who?
Thistle be the last Knock Knock!

When mulling over what to call our shop I wanted to celebrate my heritage. So the English rose and Scottish thistle were in the forefront of trying to come up with something clever. Then this Knock Knock popped into my head. When we were kids my sister would repeat it over and over blending the end into the beginning so it was the joke that never ends. And she added a little tune with it that got super glued into my memory. And here we are!

I love playing in the mud! Whether it's working in our garden or making crazy cute clay critters. I caught the pottery "bug" first then passed it on to my husband, Craig. He built a VERY small studio in a corner of our garage. It's a little tight but I love that we have our own creative space. My dream is to have a studio large enough so we can give pottery classes and have a gallery/shop.

We were both raised in the "Garden" part of the Garden State (NJ) and with a heavy dose of Monty Python-esque humor. Nothing inspires me more than Mother Nature and a good belly laugh.

I took my first pottery class 20 years ago and was hooked. Then I got pregnant and had to stop the classes because I couldn't belly up to the wheel anymore. Then the babies came. Not all at once but every 2 years. Pottery was just a memory. Then six years ago I stumbled onto a pottery studio while looking for painting classes. I was soon re-hooked.

We now have 3 young men and our adult nephew under one roof and the testosterone levels can get pretty overwhelming. That's when I quietly disappear into the studio, turn on the ipod and get muddy.

Pottery is my passion and my therapy all wrapped up in an ancient, creative and ever challenging art form. It took me over 40 years to find my place in the universe and it's here in the mud that I'm home.

Isaiah 64:8
"Yet, O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand."

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Shop members

  • Carolyn

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Main Mud Manipulator

    Pottery is my therapy. And boy, do I need a lot of it!

  • Craig

    Maker, Encourager

  • The Boys

    Comic Relief

  • Oliver

    Tennis Ball Junkie

  • Maddie

    Sweetness

Shop policies

Last updated on July 25, 2013
All of our items are individually handmade. Pieces might be similar but no two are exactly the same. We do not mass produce anything.

We try very hard to portray each piece as accurately as possible. Due to the variations in computer monitors actual colors may be slightly different from how it's portrayed on your screen.

As with any handmade artwork our work has naturally occurring irregularities. We think that's the best part!

We check our shop several times a day and can quickly answer any questions you may have.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
Payment
You can pay cash if you can pick up your purchase locally, eliminating shipping fees. Just select payment "other" and send us a message to make arrangements.

Personalized orders must be paid in advance. This policy only applies to orders that are specific to a customer and cannot be sold to the general public.
Shipping
Items will be shipped within 2 business days of payment confirmation.

We try to use recycled packaging material whenever possible.

U.S. DOMESTIC - All shipments will be made by USPS Priority and insured unless other arrangements are made prior to ordering. Due to differences in regional shipping costs actual shipping costs may vary. Please contact us with your location prior to ordering so we can adjust the amount for the final charges. Otherwise, if costs are substantially lower than what we've charged we can refund the difference.

INTERNATIONAL - We will ship outside the U.S. Please contact us before ordering with your location so we can make the appropriate adjustments to the shipping costs.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds will only be processed when merchandise is received within 14 days of original shipment in original condition.

Custom orders will not be refunded.

Shipping costs will not be refunded.

DAMAGES: We package all shipments very securely, mark them "fragile" and insure for full value. Before opening the package give it a little shake. If you hear any noise, other than packing material rustling, there's a problem. Immediately notify us and your post office in order to file a claim.
Additional policies and FAQs
We love custom orders! We have made many other character birdhouses, banks and garden friends as well as household items that have already sold. If you have a special request we will be more than happy to fulfill your wishes.