VoorheesPottery

David Voorhees Pottery from Western North Carolina

North Carolina, United States · 8 Sales

VoorheesPottery

David Voorhees Pottery from Western North Carolina

North Carolina, United States 8 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(3)

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David Voorhees hand made functional pottery, wheel formed and altered stoneware and porcelain, wood-fired in an unusual wood-firing, salt/soda, car kiln. .
David has made pottery in Western North Carolina since 1975. His recent work involves his new wood-fired kiln completed in 2009. It is a car kiln design featuring a bourry style firebox and a pizza/bread oven. Fired with the help of potter friends, the kiln takes around 24 hours to reach 2400F when a soda spraying is done through 6 ports. The kiln can hold upwards of 200 pots and is fired about 6 times per year.

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David Voorhees hand made functional pottery, wheel formed and altered stoneware and porcelain, wood-fired in an unusual wood-firing, salt/soda, car kiln. .
David has made pottery in Western North Carolina since 1975. His recent work involves his new wood-fired kiln completed in 2009. It is a car kiln design featuring a bourry style firebox and a pizza/bread oven. Fired with the help of potter friends, the kiln takes around 24 hours to reach 2400F when a soda spraying is done through 6 ports. The kiln can hold upwards of 200 pots and is fired about 6 times per year.

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5 out of 5 stars
(3)
Ye Liu

Ye Liu on Jun 25, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

David is a talented and hearty artist. My tea teacher Lao Gu and I both love this Pillow Teapot. Thank you very much for your warm responses, prompt shipping and perfect gift!!

Beverly Walker

Beverly Walker on Mar 16, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Such a beautiful teabowl! The glazes and the form marry so well. I highly recommend his pottery.

About

David Voorhees Pottery, creating a life in Western North Carolina

Both of his parents were professional painters, so it was natural for David to follow in their footsteps pursuing art making as a life. Once he touched clay he found his medium! Primarily self taught, he has focused for many years, working with porcelain and under-glaze painting his wheel formed items with subtle floral decorations then high firing them to a luminous state. His Wedding Wish Vases© are his most popular items through the years with hundreds sent to all corners of the USA and even abroad. Check out my other Etsy shop featuring my Wedding Wish Vases: www.etsy.com/shops/WeddingWishVase

Years of pottery making, learning his craft and traveling to art shows along the Eastern Seaboard led to opening his own store, Hand in Hand Gallery in Flat Rock, NC with his jeweler wife, Molly Sharp. After 16 years in business they retired from the gallery to spend more time in their own studios.

A new wood-fired kiln, volunteer work with Empty Bowls projects and teaching round out his full life as an artist. After 40 years, he continues to be amazed at the enjoyment found in the making and sharing of this beautiful art form.

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    Both of his parents were professional painters, so it was natural for David to follow in their footsteps pursuing art making as a life. Once he touched clay he found his medium! Primarily self taught, he continues to enjoy pottery making.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 7, 2013
I want you to love the pottery that you purchase from me! Each piece on my Etsy site is one of a kind, so I've taken multiple images to give you the best idea possible. If you have a specific question about a piece, please email me: voorheespottery [!at] gmail.com and I will be happy to give you more information about the piece and how it was made. While new to Etsy, I have made and sold pottery professionally for over 30 years and own a gallery. I want you to be happy as a customer.

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Paypal payment is preferred. NC sales tax is applied for shipments within state.
Shipping
Your purchase will be shipped within 4 days of your payment. Your pottery will be shipped via UPS Ground within the USA, so I will require a street address. If I have your current email address I can send you the tracking #. It will be insured. I use recycled packing materials when available.
If you require international shipping, I will send you a quoted shipping price for that item. Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.
Refunds and Exchanges
Damaged: If your shipment arrives damaged please contact me directly and save the box and packing materials for UPS pickup. Your payment will be fully refunded.
Returns: I want you to be pleased with your purchase of my pottery, and will accept return for exchange or refund of the item price if returned in original condition within 10 days of receipt. Shipping expenses to and from will be the buyers responsibility.
Additional policies and FAQs
As handmade pottery all of my pieces have the marks of my hands and are made to the highest craftsmanship standards with care to create one-of-a-kind pots. All functional pieces are lead-free and dishwasher safe. Your care will insure a lifetime of daily use: avoid extreme changes in temperature when using in conventional or microwave ovens. Do not use over direct flame or heat.