WanderingGoosePotter

Wandering Goose Pottery

Anchorage, Alaska On Etsy since 2019

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WanderingGoosePotter

Wandering Goose Pottery

Anchorage, Alaska | 91 Sales

Announcement    We have revised our pricing structure, and domestic shipping is now free on all orders!

Live in (or traveling to) Anchorage and want to pick your items up without shipping? Use coupon code LOCALPICKUP to receive a 20% discount site-wide! NOTE: this coupon applies only to orders that will not require shipping - orders using this code will not be shipped!

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 23, 2019

We have revised our pricing structure, and domestic shipping is now free on all orders!

Live in (or traveling to) Anchorage and want to pick your items up without shipping? Use coupon code LOCALPICKUP to receive a 20% discount site-wide! NOTE: this coupon applies only to orders that will not require shipping - orders using this code will not be shipped!

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About WanderingGoosePotter

Sales 91
On Etsy since 2019

Potters and artists in Anchorage Alaska

We both fell in love with pottery during college art electives -- Jonathan while studying architecture, and Jessica while studying art education.

There's just something special about sitting at the wheel and turning a ball of clay into a beautiful vessel. We believe life is better when it includes art and beauty, and pottery is a form of art that you can use every day. We love all art, and enjoy making art in all forms. But pottery is so much more personal than a picture on the wall - you are meant to hold it, feel it, interact with it, and use it every day.

With our new home in Alaska we finally had the space and means to start up a full home studio. We bought a second wheel, installed a kiln, and arranged a working space with the tables, storage and shelving needed to be productive. We were finally able to begin producing new pieces regularly, and it was time to start sharing our work with the world! We invite you to join us in our journey. Every piece is unique and original, and that's the way we hope to keep it -- we never want to lose the joy of adventure and discovery.

Our pieces are inspired by the natural wonders around us in our Alaskan setting, and we believe that nature and pottery go hand-in-hand. There are very few art forms that combine such straight-from-the-earth products as pottery. From the clay to the silica and minerals that make up the glaze, it’s all just a combination of earth, the Potter’s hands, and heat! With that connection in mind, we have begun making our own glazes from raw materials, and continue to expand the range of or colors and effects. This takes time, effort, and research, but we feel that it ties us more closely to the earth as well as the long tradition of potters since ancient times.

We only sell pieces we feel meets a standard of quality and craftsmanship, and we aim to continually grow in our craft. Still, none of our pieces are “perfect”, and we think that fact is absolutely perfect! If you want perfection, then there are plenty of mass production options available...but if you want hand-crafted ware made with love, thought, and passion we encourage to give our shop a browse and see if our pieces agree with your style and taste. If you love something, we encourage you to buy it without delay, because every piece is one-of-a-kind!

Artfully yours,
Jonathan and Jessica

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  • Jonathan Linquist

    Owner, Maker

    I discovered the joys of pottery in college art electives while studying architecture. It has always held a special place in my heart! I live in Anchorage with my beautiful wife, and love being in the mountains.

  • Jessica "Goose" Linquist

    Owner, Maker

    I am a wife, artist, potter, art teacher, and everyone's "Aunt Goose". While earning a degree in Art Edu, I fell in love with making my own pottery! Now I get to make beautiful pottery with my favorite person!

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Last updated on Apr 23, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

In general, our items come in a kraft gift box that will be inside the shipping box. The only exception would be if we don’t have the right size available. If you would like an item shipped to a gift recipient we would be happy to add a personal note from you...just let us know in advance!

Care instructions

All of our pottery uses lead-free, food-safe glazes, and is dishwasher and microwave safe. Please don’t microwave empty (without liquid or food inside). As with any pottery, it can break from sudden impact, so please handle it with respect. The thinner and lighter the object, the more we recommend care in handling. Our vessels are not meant for stove tops or open flames, but can certainly handle oven temperatures if warmed slowly. The main thing to avoid is sudden thermal shocks, or uneven heating. Many experts recommend putting ceramics into the cold oven and letting them heat up with the oven to reduce shock.

Custom and personalized orders

In general we sell items that are already produced...however if you have a specific request for something you don’t see please feel free to contact us. No guarantees, but we’re open to having the discussion!

Do I get a discount on shipping if I order multiple items?

Our pricing structure is based around free domestic shipping, so for most items there is no need for a multi-item shipping discount. If ordering internationally, we will refund any amount of the shipping fee that exceeds our cost to ship, so it will cost less if you purchase all items at one time. If you are picking up locally, we also offer a 20% discount with NO shipping included.

How do you set your prices?

Each item is individually priced based on many factors such as size, complexity, time required, unique material costs, and more. We try to keep prices reasonable while still accounting for the fact that they are unique handmade items. Trust us, it will take a long, long time to break even on the significant cost to open a studio, but this is a labor of love, not profit!

What shipping service can I expect?

We use USPS priority mail exclusively for domestic orders. When shipping from Alaska, alternatives like FEDEX and UPS are outlandishly expensive. You will receive a tracking number via email when your order ships, and most locations take 3-5 days to arrive.

I'm local - can I pick up my order and get a discount?

ABSOLUTELY! We love to support our local community and visitors! If you live in (or are traveling through) Anchorage, we welcome local pickups. Just load LOCALPICKUP (all one word) into the coupon field and receive a 20% discount on all items site-wide! Caution: this code ELIMINATES shipping, it is for local pickup only! If you want or need shipping do not use this.

If you forget to load the coupon, have no fear, we can also easily refund 20% of your order amount if you let us know before we purchase the shipping label that you'd like to pick up locally.

Custom and personalized orders

We welcome pre-scheduled visits to our in-home gallery where you can browse, touch, and feel before deciding whether to purchase. We know that it's much easier to assess pottery in person than in pictures, and you also gain the benefit of no shipping cost! Please message us directly to arrange your visit.

Do you have a store I can visit to look at items?

We have a home gallery, please message us if you'd like to visit and browse our current selection of wares. And you would receive our 20% local pickup discount in the process!