TurtleRokPottery

Handmade pottery mugs, functional and decorative wares

Bradenton, Florida On Etsy since 2015

5,915 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

TurtleRokPottery

Handmade pottery mugs, functional and decorative wares

Bradenton, Florida | 5,915 Sales

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Welcome to TurtleRok Pottery! I make handmade functional and decorative wares, specializing in unique pottery mugs. Have a look through the items and feel free to contact me with any questions.

TurtleRok is a pottery design studio in sunny Bradenton, Florida, handcrafting stoneware that is unique, simple and useful, built for everyday use in the home and office (or anywhere you need it). I strive to make the best handmade items and commit to the highest quality of care for my customers. From my hands to yours, I hope you enjoy your handmade, one-of-a-kind wares.

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Last updated on Aug 1, 2020

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Welcome to TurtleRok Pottery! I make handmade functional and decorative wares, specializing in unique pottery mugs. Have a look through the items and feel free to contact me with any questions.

TurtleRok is a pottery design studio in sunny Bradenton, Florida, handcrafting stoneware that is unique, simple and useful, built for everyday use in the home and office (or anywhere you need it). I strive to make the best handmade items and commit to the highest quality of care for my customers. From my hands to yours, I hope you enjoy your handmade, one-of-a-kind wares.

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Rachael Varga

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
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  • Laura on Oct 23, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    My first handmade piece and I couldn’t be happier!! Colors are stunning!

  • JustDrue on Oct 18, 2020

    4 out of 5 stars

    I couldn't wait to get this mug, I wish I could have given it 5 stars!
    My disappointment is in the "fire" from the dragon's mouth, it is not glazed like the rest of the mug. The matte glaze seems to be cut away with an Exacto knife or something and the fire is painted on with a product that has zero sheen or blending and looks a bit childish (IMO). It would look better with nothing there at all.
    It is otherwise beautiful but unfortunately a disappointment for me. A date (year made) would be nice by the name stamp since it is a handmade item. I have been using some mugs for over 20 years.

  • Robin on Oct 16, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Lovely piece! Such wonderful colors. Actually got this one as a gift- I have had my own for about a year now. I feel fancy everytime I use it and it has held up wonderfully.

  • Niki on Sep 1, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Designated this mug as my weekend mug (since all our mugs are work mugs now.) LOVE it!

  • Jen on Aug 27, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    WOW, JUST WOW! I ordered and the seller instantly sent me a message saying it was out of stock and would I like a different size. I said yes its quite alright with me. I literally got my package in 2 days! FAST Shipping, AMAZING Customer Service, STUNNING Quality!! I will be purchasing more soon! THANK YOU!! XOXO

  • Cheri on Aug 23, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    I believe I have now purchased 10 mugs from TurtleRokPottery for both my family and myself. I love big mugs for tea and sometimes coffee. The quality is excellent and the colors beautiful. Though I love all my mugs, I think this is my favorite color.

  • cindy on Oct 19, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    I just cannot express the quality and how beautiful this bowl is. I have purchased many hand made bowls however, this one beats them all by a mile!!!!!! Thank you so much for this piece. I found my new favorite potter!!!!

  • cindy on Oct 19, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Wow!!!!! Just WOW!!!!! I just received this bowl and a couple mugs I special ordered and I have found my new favorite potter!!!! These are made solid! Just stunning and I cannot wait to use them! Thank you so much!!!!!! :)

  • Maria on Oct 17, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    This mug is absolutely AMAZING!!! It quickly became my favorite tea mug! Looks great on Zoom, too! ;))

  • Rebecca on Oct 15, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful.. thank you. Unique gift for my dragon loving husband.

About TurtleRokPottery

Sales 5,915
On Etsy since 2015

How it all began

It was in Texas where my fascination with the potter’s wheel began around the age of 9. Yet it wasn’t until many years later that pottery became a big part of my life.

In the fall of 2015, the pottery classes I took as a child finally coalesced, as I found my passion in clay. I’ve always loved making things with my hands – having taken up crochet, sewing and other arts before finding my way back to the wheel. Years spent in the field of graphic design have informed my creative output, giving rise to a collection of pieces that reflect both technical expertise and a playful nature.

I’ve spent the majority of my life here in the Sarasota/Bradenton FL area, and it is there – through interactions with friends and co-workers – that I found the encouragement to take my creations beyond the level of “hobby.”

My life in pottery began... very small. With a tiny space we found in the garage that just barely had enough space to fit my wheel (maybe a 3 foot x 3 foot square). I only threw in the evenings or the weekends, on occasion as I had two small children to care for (Ethan was 5 at the time, Logan was 2.5).

Within a few months though, I had enough pots made and confidence building that I considered the need to open an online shop. I was working full time as a Marketing Director for a travel company at the time. Having extensive experience in front-end coding and marketing, I knew what I wanted to do.... start a side business in making mugs. I opened my Etsy shop in January of 2016 and sold my first mug within a month (that was exciting!).

However, I got busy enough by the summer to be working at home with every spare moment I had in pottery. This meant heading out to the garage as soon as I got home from work, throwing or glazing until midnight or later and working 12-18 hour days on the weekends as well. I realized by spring of 2017 that I couldn't keep up the pace any longer with both jobs and my husband and I decided it was time to make my side business officially full-time.

I love every minute of running my own business making pottery. I have incredibly amazing customers, and it fills my heart with so much joy.

I look forward to whatever my future brings me in the muddy world of pottery.

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  • Rachael Varga

    Owner

    I found a love for clay at the very young age of 9 and have always looked for a way back to it. Shortly after a vacation trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains, I opened my studio. I take pride in knowing that my pieces find their way into loving homes.

  • Rachael Varga

    Owner

    I found a love for clay at the very young age of 9 and have always looked for a way back to it. Shortly after a vacation trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains, I opened my studio. I take pride in knowing that my pieces find their way into loving homes.

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