ArtifactPotteryOhio

Artifact Pottery

Franklin, Ohio · 62 Sales

ArtifactPotteryOhio

Artifact Pottery

Franklin, Ohio 62 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(33)

Announcement   Artifact Pottery creates a variety of handmade & illustrated ceramic mugs, plates & bowls that are functional and fun for everyday use.

I ship orders in 1-2 business days via priority or first class mail.
Holiday shipping: December 18th is the last day I can accept orders and have it shipped to arrive by Christmas!

I do custom orders! Feel free to convo me through etsy or email:
dearthdesign [at] yahoo.com

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 6, 2017

Artifact Pottery creates a variety of handmade & illustrated ceramic mugs, plates & bowls that are functional and fun for everyday use.

I ship orders in 1-2 business days via priority or first class mail.
Holiday shipping: December 18th is the last day I can accept orders and have it shipped to arrive by Christmas!

I do custom orders! Feel free to convo me through etsy or email:
dearthdesign [at] yahoo.com

Liz Dearth

Contact shop owner

Liz Dearth

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(33)
jeann9

jeann9 on Apr 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Love my new mug. So beautifully made. Thanks Liz!!! Love your work so much.

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Updates

Creating some skull beer steins to build up inventory for Christmas! I paint the color slip on the steins and scrape through to get a wood engraved look.

About

I drink, and I make stuff. (I actually drink from the stuff I make. You can too!)

I’m Liz, nice to meet you!

In 2008 I began learning about and creating ceramic art as a fun, creative outlet, and I loved it! I am self taught, with lots of practice! But, I have been very lucky to have had some great teachers show me things along my way.

In 2010 my husband bought me a pottery wheel, I purchased a kiln, and set out to create the best, funkiest line of art (and home decor) I could muster! (I had a bit of repressive day job as a graphic designer.) Luckily, people really responded to my ceramic art creations, and my entrepreneurship began!

Now I create functional ceramic art full time! Yes, running a business is a little scary. Since I like Halloween, I’m taking it as a good omen, that everything will work out fine!

The name Artifact, is because my original intent was in replicating artifacts. I loved the Mayan sculptures and Native American designs on pottery. I started realizing these ancient motifs reflected ancient life. What imagery reflects our life? I’m influenced heavily by pop culture, which for me is everyday life. I think my work speaks to people who crave something a little different than what is found in a big box store.

I make quality, handmade, one of a kind pottery that feels comfortable to hold and will last, even with with everyday use. That means my pottery will be an artifact hundreds of years from now! Can you imagine, a crazy octopus design on a mug, found as far inland as Ohio in the year 2158? I kinda don’t want to think about it.

So, I kept the name, Artifact Pottery.

My decorative motifs are usually Gothic like the krakens, monsters and ravens.
(oh my!) I have Day of the Dead and skull motif items year round. I've even done mermaids, and tiki items.

Yes, that is a bat in my logo! It symbolizes opening the door for something new and healing. And I did, and did I mention, I really love Halloween! I specialize in Halloween items in this shop around the fall season.

Thanks for visiting my shop!

I hope you feel as though you’ve found a kindred spirit!

Shop members

  • Liz Dearth

    Owner, Maker, Margarita Drinker

    Mild mannered graphic designer by day, ceramic superpower by night - is now - ceramic shuffler by day amateur chef and cat separator, by night. Finding my way and enjoying every minute of small business ownership!

  • Greg Dearth

    Photographer, Assistant, Margarita Maker

    Guitar hero by day, and night, as well as master photographer, painter, stamp maker, sculpture creator, problem solver, tool maker, encourager, and secondary cat separator. You know, your basic assistant. There is nothing I can ask, that he can't do.

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