WindfallArts

Earthy Eclectic Pottery

St Louis, Missouri · 236 Sales

WindfallArts

Earthy Eclectic Pottery

St Louis, Missouri 236 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Vibrant, earthy, useful pottery, individually handmade in St. Louis, Missouri. Functional works are fully food-safe and lead-free, and can be washed and microwaved just like your other dishes. I use stoneware and porcelain clays and high-fire my pieces, making them very durable.

Windfall Arts is on a veeeeeerrry slooooow production schedule while I wrestle with raising small children. I hope to bring you some new things sometime in 2017! I do update my blog (infrequently but hopefully in quality), to prove that I'm still alive and still love what I do: www.windfallarts.com.

Thanks for visiting!
Rachel Miller
Windfall Arts

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Last updated on Jan 26, 2017

Vibrant, earthy, useful pottery, individually handmade in St. Louis, Missouri. Functional works are fully food-safe and lead-free, and can be washed and microwaved just like your other dishes. I use stoneware and porcelain clays and high-fire my pieces, making them very durable.

Windfall Arts is on a veeeeeerrry slooooow production schedule while I wrestle with raising small children. I hope to bring you some new things sometime in 2017! I do update my blog (infrequently but hopefully in quality), to prove that I'm still alive and still love what I do: www.windfallarts.com.

Thanks for visiting!
Rachel Miller
Windfall Arts

Rachel Miller

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Rachel Miller

Reviews

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Lindsey

Lindsey on Feb 14, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

My BEAUTIFUL soap dishes made it here in a flash! They look absolutely amazing!! I love the mandala-esque design the lace creates. It matches my decor and style just perfectly! Super happy!!!

Kurk Ziegler

Kurk Ziegler on Jan 6, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

It is beautiful and my wife loves it! Thank you!

Anonymous on Jan 31, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

SO BEAUTIFUL- REALLY ONE OF A KIND, THANK YOU FOR THE PRETTY GIFT WRAP.

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About

Beauty in the commonplace

Ever since I discovered pottery, the medium of clay has had a limitless fascination for me. The idea that I could make, with my own hands, in any shape I wanted, actual usable functional wares that could be eaten and drunk from: this captured my imagination. The possibilities! One could live forever and never make all the things.

Since then I have grown in skill and scope of thought, with practice and the help of many generous and talented people - but I still love functional wares. I'm not much interested in being avant garde or groundbreaking, when there is so much beauty to be found in everyday objects. Something new and fresh can be placed within these things, to delight the soul and revive our daily rituals.

This is a philosophy of valuing the handmade, the little and the humble. It's drinking morning coffee out of curiously shaped mugs, eating soup out of bowls with weird divots on the side made for thumbs to fit into, putting wildflowers into organic vessels pressed with gleanings from an artists' similar outdoor expedition. It's even sometimes letting our little children have their own (breakable) pots. It's intertwining our lives with the world's offerings, seeing the worth in small and disregarded things that are nevertheless there and matter, drawing beauty out of a seldom-seen detail of the natural world.

Everything I make is its own individual work of art, and I truly have a sense of having worked hard, from scratch, on each piece I finish. Another layer of meaning: I make some of my designs by pressing handmade vintage lace into the clay, effectively making them collaborations between me and some craftsperson of the past. I like it this way. I'm only here because of the work of many artists, past and present, known and unknown.

I'm deeply honored that you would take the time to read about my process and philosophy. It's all bound up in each piece I make.

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  • Rachel Miller

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer, Shipper

    I'm a midwestern girl who really only ever wanted to make art for a living. My pottery is informed by lots of things, directly and indirectly: the natural world, knitting and fiber arts, found and saved objects, and life with small children.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 18, 2017
This is a one-woman operation. I love my work and I do it carefully; I love it when you also love my work. I make each piece lovingly by hand, one at a time, so each piece is a completely individual work of art.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Direct Checkout (credit card payments) and Paypal.
Shipping
Orders are shipped by USPS, usually Priority Mail but sometimes First Class at my discretion, within a week of purchase date (usually much sooner).

I pack orders using new or gently used materials. I purchase and use eco-friendly packing peanuts that can be reused or composted. I never buy regular (non-eco-friendly) styrofoam ones, but will pack shipments with them if I have them around and it's a choice between throwing them out and repurposing them.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you really aren't happy with your item, let me know. Buyer pays return shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do not currently accept custom orders. If you would like to buy my art, I would love for you to buy something that has already come from my hands, mind and heart. And if you like my work a lot but just haven't fallen in love yet, come back later and look again! My work is constantly evolving.

I do not sell wholesale; my prices reflect actual and perceived cost of time and materials.