Feature unique handmade wood & gas fired stoneware

Hillsborough, North Carolina


Crawford Horne

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Crawford Horne


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

About ThistleGlenPottery

Sales 22
On Etsy since 2015

I Make Functional Pottery and Stoneware Wearables

I started my shop while living in Berkeley Springs, WV. After designing and constructing two wood fired kilns and making pottery for several years, and selling locally, I decided to open an Etsy shop. Most of my work is functional stoneware fired in the wood kiln two or three times per year but some of the pieces are fired in a small propane fueled kiln which I fire every 6 to 8 weeks as needed. While selling primarily functional pottery at the local farmers market one of the jewelers suggested I consider making some wearable ceramic pieces. After giving it some thought, I recently started making brooches and pendants using both stoneware and porcelain clay bodies. My wife Leigh has become an integral part of my shop by designing the cords for my pendants, selecting the cording material and beads in addition to doing decorative knot work on many of the pieces.

Shop members

  • Crawford Horne

    Owner, Designer, Maker

  • Leigh Horne

    Maker, Designer, Pendant Cord Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on April 13, 2020
Hi there, welcome to my shop! I'm Crawford Horne and my Thistle Glen Pottery studio is located in my home in Hillsborough, NC.

All of my work is made of stoneware or porcelain clays and finished by hand. Most are fired to 2400 degrees F in my wood fueled kiln for 19 to 32 hours. The remainder are fired in a gas kiln. All glazes are food, dishwasher and microwave safe. Domestic ware should not be placed directly on hot stove top burners or under a broiler, nor should they be transferred directly from the refrigerator into a hot oven.

I love making functional pottery intended for everyday use. I hope you find something you like and enjoy it for many years to come!

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or 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
Returns and exchange details
If, for any reason, you are not happy with your purchase, return the pottery (undamaged, carefully packed and insured) within 7 days of receipt for a full refund of the purchase price. No refunds will be provided after that period of time. Shipping costs will not be refunded.

If the pottery arrives damaged due to shipping, put the pottery back in the box packed the way it was before you opened it and contact me so that I can file a claim with the USPS or UPS. The items will be insured when shipped.
Thistle Glen Pottery takes Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover & ETSY gift cards as a method of payment. I do not accept checks, e-checks or money orders under any circumstances - sorry for the inconvenience.

Payment in full is expected before shipping occurs.

Orders shipped within North Carolina will be subject a 4.5% state sales tax and applicable local sales tax.

Returning customers get 10% off by using the following coupon code: DEJAVU.
Orders are very carefully packed and shipped in 1-3 business days.

I will ship to addresses in the United States only. ALL packages are shipped via USPS parcel select or priority mail service with tracking. If you request Express shipping or additional insurance, you will be billed separately.

I do not gift wrap.

In an effort to prevent damage during transit, pottery must be very carefully packaged with adequate packing material which will result in a container size significantly larger than the piece of pottery. I reuse packing materials such as bubble wrap, Styrofoam peanuts and newsprint.
Additional policies and FAQs
GLAZES: My glazes are hand mixed studio glazes, and are not the commercial glazes you will find on manufactured ceramics. The beauty in this is that they have subtle variations across the surface of the piece. All my glazes are 100% lead free and are designed specifically for long term daily use in refrigerator, microwave, oven and dishwasher.

COLORS : Please note that there are often slight color variations between actual glazes and photographic images of those glazes. Also, surfaces of wood and gas fired pottery will often have slight variations in glaze uniformity unlike pottery fired within the controlled environment of an electric kiln.

PENDANTS & BROOCHES: Pendants and brooches are made of a three-dimensional material (clay) and as such have a depth to them in addition to a width and height. They have been stamped while the clay is still pliable and as such, some pieces do not lie totally flat. This three-dimensionality creates interest by providing a surface that responds positively to the applied glazes and the effects of the wood kiln. I've tried to exhibit the profile of each piece through the selection of photo images I've provided. Please keep that in mind when ordering. If you want a flat profile, you may want to look at items made from other materials.