alisonryczek

Alison Ryczek Pottery

Claryville, New York · 455 Sales

alisonryczek

Alison Ryczek Pottery

Claryville, New York 455 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(94)

Announcement   Welcome to my pottery shop!

All of my pottery is handmade in my home studio in the Catskill Mountains of New York. All of my work is lead-free and non-toxic. It is dishwasher, microwave, and oven safe.

I have many pieces in stock that I regularly post. If you see something you like that has been sold please ask, I may have more in different colors. If you have any questions about any of my pieces, please message or email me and I will be happy to help.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 5, 2016

Welcome to my pottery shop!

All of my pottery is handmade in my home studio in the Catskill Mountains of New York. All of my work is lead-free and non-toxic. It is dishwasher, microwave, and oven safe.

I have many pieces in stock that I regularly post. If you see something you like that has been sold please ask, I may have more in different colors. If you have any questions about any of my pieces, please message or email me and I will be happy to help.

Alison Ryczek

Contact shop owner

Alison Ryczek

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(94)
lloydwolf

lloydwolf on Nov 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The plate was as described, lovely, and made my daughter happy to receive it

Kellyann Wolfe

Kellyann Wolfe on Jun 29, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Bought this as a Mother's Day gift, and my mom raved about it. Thanks!

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About

Shape clay into a vessel; It is the space within that makes it useful. (Lao Tsu)

When I was 10 years old I received a book about nature crafts for kids. In it there was a section about digging up clay from a river, cleaning it, and firing it in a garbage-can kiln. I obsessed every summer with digging up clay from rivers and attempting to "fire" it in our campfires at night. It only made sense that when I went to high school I was drawn to pottery classes. Some of those gems still sit proudly on shelves in my family's homes despite my complaints.

Later on in college, though my main studies were in education, I came back to pottery and ceramics and found myself spending all of my free time in a studio being inspired by my teacher and mentor to throw pieces that were functional, strong, and beautiful. After college I began teaching elementary school but as I settled down into a home with my husband, I also began creating a home studio piece by piece. Just as my pottery studio grew, so has my family; my husband and I welcomed our daughter in to the world in the spring of 2013 and she now watches me and inspires me to keep creating art that I love.

I now work completely out of my home studio in the heart of the Catskills mountains creating pottery that is functional, strong, and beautiful.

Shop members

  • Alison Ryczek

    Owner, Maker

    I've been creating with clay for over a decade. The only thing I love more than pottery is my daughter.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 18, 2012

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Please contact me if there is a problem with your order. If a piece is damaged when received, email me with a photo of the box, shipping materials, and damaged item. I will refund any order that has been damaged during shipping.
Shipping
All orders are shipped within 2 business days of an order. I do purchase insurance for all shipped orders to cover any possible damage.