The Clay and Metal Loft

Leesburg, Virginia On Etsy since 2011


The Clay and Metal Loft

Leesburg, Virginia | 642 Sales

Announcement    Functional and Decorative Ceramic Art - for the home and for everyday use!


Functional and Decorative Ceramic Art - for the home and for everyday use!

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Amy Manson

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Amy Manson


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About AmyMansonPottery

Sales 642
On Etsy since 2011

Pottery from Leesburg, Virginia to your home!

My passion is working with clay - a soft malleable substance - throwing, forming, and urging it into an object of both beauty and function. An object, which can be admired, touched, held, and used in daily life. This process and transformation of the soft clay into a hard and beautiful object meant to be seen, used, passed along, maybe even eventually broken and given back to the earth seems to mirror personal growth and transformation. I use High fired stoneware and porcelain in my work and enjoy glaze colors and themes, which can be found in nature. I try to incorporate a combination of family, prayer, meditation, nature, and the creation of pottery into every single day of my life as part of my own personal growth and transformation. It gives me great insight and joy to create a one of a kind piece of artwork. I hope others enjoy viewing and utilizing the pottery as much as I enjoyed making it!

I am an avid cook and have been experimenting this past year with various forms of bakeware, serving pieces, and other items that enhance the culinary experience.

I have been making pieces to become part of your daily life as well as pieces that become part of your traditions and celebrations! I look forward to sharing my latest creations with you:

Chicken and vegetable roasters, bread bakers, garlic graters, vegetable steamers, colanders, garlic roasters, lemon juicers and so much more!

I enjoy sharing recipes and tips for cooking and incorporate some of my best-kept recipes along with the functional work I create.

I have been a studio potter for 10 years and display and sell my work in various galleries in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. I teach and create my work (and recipes) at my studio, The Clay and Metal Loft in Leesburg, Virginia.

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  • Amy Manson Pottery

    Owner, Maker, Pottery

    I work from my home studio in Leesburg, Virginia. I gain inspiration for my pots from nature and historic pieces that have both functional and decorative appeal. I look forward to sharing my latest creations with you!

Shop policies

Last updated on August 31, 2015
Hiya! Welcome to my etsy shop -Thank you for visiting!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I do not issue refunds, I do issue shop credits and exchanges.

If something does not meet your expectation, I do ask that you contact me via etsy conversations and explain the problem. We can work together to find a solution. If the piece should need to be sent back, I do require that you ship it back to me packaged safely and insured for the amount of its worth. I do not refund the return shipping fees per Etsy policies.

If something should happen to break in transit/shipping, despite the above tender care on this end, I will be happy to remake the piece. I do ask that you send photos immediately (same day of shipping confirmation and tracking history) so I can turn them into the post office for insurance purposes. I cannot replace or refund pieces that are not reported immediately.

I take great pride in my work and am very honored by your purchases - I stand by my work and want each client to have a wonderful memory associated with their purchase.
I accept payments through PAYPAL and Etsy direct checkout.
Yes, I wish I were sending you something bump and bruise proof - but my passion happens to be breakable ceramic work. Be that as it may, I pack your purchase with great paranoia and tenderness. I bubble wrap everything. I send all packages first class or priority mail and pay the extra for tracking and insurance as well as high quality boxes and wrap

As a result, THE SHIPPING COSTS WILL BE A FEW DOLLARS HIGHER THAN THE POSTAGE COST, but rest assured I am doing my best to see that my work survives the journey to your home in one piece.
Additional policies and FAQs
In regards to custom orders: Please remember that my work is handmade and, while I might use the same patterns, glazes and techniques, each piece is one of a kind. The capriciousness of ceramics is also at play-- the brown glaze might develop blue highlights in the kiln, for example, or the green turn out slightly darker than expected. I try to be faithful in my descriptions and photographs in truly representing the piece.

Therefore, unless something is broken in transit or because of me, I cannot make exchanges or take returns on custom orders.

Along with that, a tip from me as a buyer on etsy: Note carefully the described size of the piece you are ordering. That way you won’t be shocked if something is larger or smaller than you expected.

Please make sure you are choosing the handmade piece you really like. Thanks.