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Mary on Nov 6, 20215 out of 5 stars
So beautiful! Bought one for my mom and a red one for my boyfriend’s mom. My boyfriend said we also needed one so bought another blue one for us. They are all perfect and going to be loved!
Mary on Nov 6, 20215 out of 5 stars
Beautiful! My boyfriend’s mom is going to love it!
Allison on Nov 14, 20215 out of 5 stars
These are lovely bowls with handles that look like the picture. I will use these at work.
Betsy on Nov 11, 20215 out of 5 stars
I was searching for something to help me solve the problem of storing my glasses and found this functional and simply beautiful piece. So happy! I love the organic look of it and it is incredibly functional. Very well packaged and quick shipping also!
Karishma on Nov 8, 20215 out of 5 stars
I got 2 such bowls. They came very carefully packaged. They are the right size for a single serving of soup/stew/ramen or anything you crave. The handcrafted Tree of Life on each is very pretty. The rim is rounded and curves slightly outwards which is a nice touch and especially handy while washing up. The bottom bears a mild pedestal touch with delicate leaf-like grooves. The colors are so much prettier in reality - a soothing shade of green and the other bearing various hues of blending blues.
Cheyenne Ashley Rivera on Oct 29, 20215 out of 5 stars
It was a little in the spendy side but super cute and different then anything I could have gotten at the store.
Joyce on Sep 30, 20215 out of 5 stars
Functional pottery is one of my favorite forms of art. Karen's work shows balance and proportion, knowledge of color choice and glazing design. I enjoy using these bowls not only for their performance, but because I like looking at them. BTW... Karen took the time to throw a 4th larger bowl upon my request. I highly recommend Karen as a professional and an artist.
Beautiful wheel thrown, hand built, and hand carved pottery to make your life just a little bit brighter.
I have been an artist all of my life. I can remember telling my first grade teacher that I wanted to be a teacher and an artist when I grew up.
Well, while teaching kindergarten and 2nd grade for nearly 20 years, I earned my Masters in Art Education from Webster University in Webster Groves, Missouri. The elementary classroom was such fun for me that I only pursued art as a hobby through the St. Louis Community College and Craft Alliance in St. Louis until we moved to Texas in 2011.
Now, with a pottery studio in my home, I am able to create more of the pottery that I love and be the artist I said that I would be in First Grade. In 2013, I became a full time art teacher at a local elementary school. I love my job teaching kids about art and how to use it to inspire others.
I create my work on my potter's wheel using white stoneware or porcelain. I love altering the pieces and creating something completely new and unique. Some of my work is created by hand by using slices of clay called slabs. I like to use all sorts of materials to add texture to the clay, like wooden printing blocks from India and old buttons.
My grandma was a wood chip carver, carving intricate patterns into wooden plates until her dying days at the age of 93. I inherited her incredibly sharp tools. Instead of using them in wood, I use them to carve intricate designs into linoleum. I then press the linoleum onto the clay to make textured designs that are all my own.
I also love to hand carve designs into the clay. Trees, vines, and flowers are my favorite designs to freely carve. Hand carving truly makes each piece one of a kind.
I consider myself a studio potter and not a production potter. My work is similar but no two are exactly the same because no two pieces of clay are ever the same no matter how systematically you wedge it, throw it, alter it, or carve it.
Thank you for visiting my shop. I hope you enjoy viewing it as much as I enjoy making it.
:) Karen Ahaus (pronounced Ay-house)
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Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Items on sale
I accept returns I do not accept returns
I accept exchanges I do not accept exchanges
I accept cancellations I do not accept cancellations
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Frequently asked questions
My pottery is food, microwave, oven, and dishwasher safe.
Hand-washing is recommended.
*Due to the risk of thermal shock, it is recommended to gradually heat and cool the pottery with oven use.
Custom and personalized orders
Have something in mind that you want me to make? See some pretty glazes in the shop that you might want on a different item? Sure, just ask.
If I think I can produce what you need, we will talk more.
Special orders take 4-6 weeks to make (depending on the order it can take longer).
Check the shipping tab on the item you want to purchase. I do my best to keep this updated.
The estimated shipping time is listed on your order receipt.
I always send a message letting you know when your order has been shipped.
I sell certain items through wholesale. Please contact me at email@example.com to request a line sheet. Thanks for your interest in Ahaus Pottery.