Handmade Stoneware Pottery- Home, Hearth & Pagan Altar

Bellevue, Ohio | 1823 Sales

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We sell one-of-a-kind handmade pottery for your home, hearth, and pagan altar. Hand thrown Carved porcelain, stoneware, ritual items, and food safe kitchenware - Along with some handmade athames, supplies, beads and buttons now and then!


Wecome to Ant's Pottery!
We sell one-of-a-kind handmade pottery for your home, hearth, and pagan altar. Hand thrown Carved porcelain, stoneware, ritual items, and food safe kitchenware - Along with some handmade athames, supplies, beads and buttons now and then!


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Getting Centered

I LOVE working with wet clay. The whole process is meditative, and I am as excited as a child at Christmas when I open a glaze kiln. To see the pot you've made, trimmed, fired, glazed, and fired again finally come into being as a completed object is so much fun.

When throwing a pot on the potter's wheel, the first thing you have to do is center the lump of clay.
When I first learned to throw, it took me so long to get that little clay lump perfectly in the middle of the wheel, but once I did, the experience became magical. I could turn a blob into a bowl, a vase, a cup- anything I could think of for a lump of clay to be.

Since then, I've found that life is very much like throwing a lump of clay. Once I am centered, my days become magical, and anything I can imagine my life to be, I can create for myself. All it takes is to be centered, and then some imagination and effort.

You can see my work here, and in my other shops, where I decorate recycled restaurant wares using images from my ephemera collection. You can also visit my tasseomancy shop at

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Shop members

  • Antonia Barry

    Owner, Maker

    On my way to a degree in psychology, I took a pottery course and was hooked. I ended up with degrees in both! My adult daughters help me run this shop.

  • Grace

    Shipper, Studio Helper

    Grace helps with unloading the kiln, putting labels on the boxes, and taking boxes to the post office for shipping. She dusts and keeps the studio nice and clean!

  • Jasmine

    Creator, Customer Service

    Jasmine makes some of the pottery, and helps with everything from listing and taking photos to packaging and mailing!

  • Snow

    Creator, Marketer

    Snow is a born manager. She helps keep everything running smoothly, and shipping on time. She does a lot of the online work, and shipping as well as working in the studio.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 23, 2018
Thanks for reading through my shop policies!
I really hope you take the time to browse through my shop!
And feel free to drop me a line, I am "convo friendly" and would love to meet some of the inhabitants of Etsy!

My blog is

Accepted payment methods

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  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
All of my pieces are well packaged to ensure their safe arrival. I have lots of experience with shipping pottery so you can be sure to get your item safely.

For items over 50.00, shipped inside the US, the shipping price reflects added insurance for the item, but because I tend to over-pack the pottery, there aren't really any problems.

If breakage or a missing package should occur, on purchases over 50.00, the insurance is your refund, though I will do my best to help you with the process. For other packages, I will immediately send a replacement or refund.

I do not include any sort of receipt or invoice in my packages. You can print a copy for yourself from your Etsy page, or if you ask me to, I will include a copy for you.

If you would like me to include a note with a gift purchase, just let me know!
I accept Paypal, and credit cards through Paypal. (You don't have to have a Paypal account to use it. )

Please pay for your items the same day you put them in your cart. If there is some reason why you would like other arrangements, just convo me here on Etsy, and we will work out something.

I sometimes accept checks and money orders. If you want to pay that way, let me know right away through a conversation on Etsy so I can adjust the listing. I will hold the items until your check clears before mailing them. You can also pay by check on PayPal even if you don't have a Paypal account. Just let me know and I will walk you through it!
I usually ship with the USPS. I use Priority, First Class, and International First Class. If you would like me to ship another way (Parcel Post, UPS, Fedex) let me know, and I will adjust the shipping charges and send a revised invoice.

If your package weighs more than 4 lbs, I may ship with UPS ground, since USPS gets cost prohibitive with bigger, heavier packages.

If you live outside the U.S., and you are interested in any item, let me know and I will give you the shipping price to your location, if it is not listed. Any duty fees or tariffs, are the responsibility of the customer.

Also, for customers outside the US, I cannot insure items sent outside the US at the shipping prices listed. If you want insurance, please let me know, and I will send you a revised invoice for shipping with insurance outside the US. So far I have not insured the packages, but I have had no breakage with International First Class. I pack the heck out of them!

How I pack the boxes for domestic and international sales: I wrap the pottery in bubble wrap or foam, and I reinforce the boxes I use, and often double box. I use recycled materials when I can, but my first thought is always "how can I protect the pottery while it is shipped"!

You are responsible for all duty, customs, or any other charges imposed by your country above and beyond the USPS (United States Postal Service) postal charges that you already paid. These may be due when you pick up your package.

Charges for international mail can be hard to estimate. If I have over charged you for shipping, I will refund the difference.
Additional policies and FAQs
I tend to check Etsy daily, but my e-mail less often. Etsy conversations are the best way to contact me!
My other shop is is also one I have in case I decide to move there.
If you are into doll houses, please check out my doll house miniatures section.