Ahaus Pottery

Grapevine, Texas | 238 Sales


Ahaus Pottery

Grapevine, Texas 238 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (6)

Announcement   Ahaus Pottery is now part of the Etsy Dallas Team! WooHoo!


Last updated on Jan 26, 2019

Ahaus Pottery is now part of the Etsy Dallas Team! WooHoo!

Karen Ahaus

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Karen Ahaus


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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Last updated on Jul 30, 2017
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.

Have something in mind that you want me to make? 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 am not accepting Wholesale Orders at this time.