AudPottery

Handmade stoneware pottery mugs bowls plates and more

Knoxville, Tennessee · 1920 Sales

AudPottery

Handmade stoneware pottery mugs bowls plates and more

Knoxville, Tennessee 1920 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(629)

Announcement   Aud Pottery's goal is to bring the functionality of a great mug, plate, bowl, jar, etc., yet the beauty of a well crafted artisan piece to your home!

I love a good mug because after all a handmade mug makes your coffee taste better, and those have been my best sellers since I started selling pots in 2010.

I have been a full time studio potter since 2014, and you wonderful people have made that dream come true for me! I live in the beautiful valley of Knoxville, TN, where I work out of my garage. In the area? Come pay me a visit!

My hope is to create functional pottery you can cherish for the rest of your life as well as one of a kind artwork! All of my pottery is truly one of a kind, as I don't ever measure. Although I do make matching sets by no means are they exact. Each piece has their own personality. Everything is made by my two little hands, I do not use any molds whatsoever! I use a stoneware body which is fired twice; first the bisque fire and the the glaze fire which is approximately 2232 degrees Fahrenheit.

Why does my order take so long to receive? Check out the process through instagram or facebook to see the multi step process it takes to make and finish a pot!

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Last updated on Jul 24, 2017

Aud Pottery's goal is to bring the functionality of a great mug, plate, bowl, jar, etc., yet the beauty of a well crafted artisan piece to your home!

I love a good mug because after all a handmade mug makes your coffee taste better, and those have been my best sellers since I started selling pots in 2010.

I have been a full time studio potter since 2014, and you wonderful people have made that dream come true for me! I live in the beautiful valley of Knoxville, TN, where I work out of my garage. In the area? Come pay me a visit!

My hope is to create functional pottery you can cherish for the rest of your life as well as one of a kind artwork! All of my pottery is truly one of a kind, as I don't ever measure. Although I do make matching sets by no means are they exact. Each piece has their own personality. Everything is made by my two little hands, I do not use any molds whatsoever! I use a stoneware body which is fired twice; first the bisque fire and the the glaze fire which is approximately 2232 degrees Fahrenheit.

Why does my order take so long to receive? Check out the process through instagram or facebook to see the multi step process it takes to make and finish a pot!

Audrey Jaccard Riddle

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Audrey Jaccard Riddle

Small wheel thrown speckled stoneware jars
Small wheel thrown speckled stoneware jars
$22.00
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5 out of 5 stars
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Rebekah

Rebekah on Jul 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much for making these 2 mugs for me! I absolutely LOVE my mug and my Mom loves hers too. They are so beautiful and just what I wanted.

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Updates

Soon to be adding a few new soup mugs to the shop!

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Sometimes you break a good hours worth of work, and this is why turn around times cannot be guarenteed. It's part of the process...
There's still time to order a ready to ship item for mother's day but if you want something special for the men in your life now is the time to order!
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About

My labor of love

I am the youngest of 4 kids, and it was looking up to my siblings’ art projects, and their ridicule, that gave me drive to create. I was fortunate to have a strong art department in high school where I took 12 art classes and had 4 amazing art teachers to inspire me. After obtaining my bachelor's of fine arts with a concentration in ceramics I was off to start my career as an artist. However, it was a hard wake up call a few months later as the economy tanked and my dreams of supporting myself through art were diminished. I decided to get a job and do art part time. I started working 12-hour days, 5-6 days a week. This was exhausting and I never had time to create art. I could feel how unhappy I was, so in 2010 I had to make a change.

I changed my profession to work in construction for my Dad’s company, which allowed me the flexibility to actually do art the way I wanted! I was still working long days in order to do both, but I was happy. At the time I was based in East TN, but when my boyfriend moved to Utah I made a tough choice and moved across the country without any of my equipment. Sometimes the Universe pays you back for taking chances and I found a studio where I was able to work.

After two and a half amazing years in Salt Lake City, UT, my husband and I came back to Knoxville, TN, to be closer to family. I'm talking really close! We moved in with my parents until we bought our own place in September! Every pot I sell is going directly into our savings to keep the electricity on! You as a buyer are helping me pay for our house, is that not the coolest or what?!

I'm still working my rear off as each piece of my original pottery takes 1 day to throw, 1 day to trim, a few days to dry, a day or two in the kiln for the first firing, then it's finally ready to glaze and load into the kiln one last time where you hope everything went smoothly in the final firing. See below for more details on my process. A lot of love and hard work goes into every piece I sell.

I have been teaching pottery since 2010 and I love sharing the love of clay with others. Pottery is no doubt a labor of love! Being an independent artist is hard, but the feeling of directly interacting with the people who give life to the art you make by bringing it into their homes is an amazing soul-filling job. Plus I get to listen to music while working with my dog at my feet, how can you beat that?
If you took to the time to get to know me and how I do what I do, I'd like to thank you with a coupon! Use coupon code LUCKYYOU10 for 10% off!

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  • Audrey Jaccard Riddle

    Owner, Creator, Customer Service

    My creative road started in 6th grade in a mission to be better at art than any of my siblings after a ridiculing when trying to do what they were doing. I then went on to get my B.F.A. Since 2010 I've been teaching my passion and selling my work!

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Last updated on Dec 18, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom, personalized orders, wedding registries, and wholesale

I only make work within my style. I can personalize mugs with initials, nicknames, 5k names, trophy pieces, etc.

Custom orders will take longer than my normal processing times. After we agree on your order I will make you a custom listing for you to purchase. I do require payment in full to begin custom orders. It will take at least 6 weeks, but sometimes may take considerably longer. It takes time to create a custom order (especially if it is very customized) please have patience with me during this process.

Wedding registries: I will make you your own special listing.

Wholesale: I work case by case. To receive wholesale pricing there is a $500 minimum.

Care instructions

I recommend hand washing pieces to prolong their life. However, my pieces are tested in the dishwasher, microwave, and oven. Never take a cold or frozen pot and put directly in the oven. Avoid heat shock. Pottery is still breakable, so care while using and washing needs to be considered!

Gift wrapping and packaging

My pieces are more often than not double boxed. I use a combination of new and recycled bubble, kraft paper, and boxes to insure safe delivery to your doorstep! I can write a customized note in a package if it is a gift, please let me know in the notes to seller.

I didn't see my country's processing times, will you ship to my country?

I ship all over the world. For questions about shipping to your specific area, please message me. I can give you an accurate shipping cost along with an estimated time frame that it will take. Keep in mind customs plays a role in getting your piece to you in the outlined time frame.
I try to ship USPS international whenever possible if you choose priority it should take 6-10 business days, if you choose first class (the package is under 4 lbs) it will take 7-21 business days.

Can I order in a different glaze color?

I can do a combination of my glazes on any piece, but I cannot grab a color out of the air that you do not see in my shop. For example, you want a specific color of orangey-red however that is literally not possible. Glazes are chemical recipes. I mix glazes in a 5 gallon bucket and use them time and time again. If you see a mug in one color but not the style you want, I can swap glazes for another style mug.

If I get a set will they be the exact same size and color?

Short answer, no. I throw each piece individually by starting with the same weight of clay. As the wheel spins I center, pull, and do finishing touches to each piece before it's trimmed and has a handle pulled and added if it is a mug. Each piece will vary slightly. One may be shorter, one may be fatter by a little bit. It is hand formed, not formed in a mold. They are dipped in a bucket to glaze and fired. Slight changes in thickness or kiln placement and temperature in the kiln can create slightly different results. It is handmade and I hope my customers will embrace the small variation.

Will my mug burn my hand if I put it in the microwave for a minute?

No. If you put your mug in the microwave for a reasonable amount of time (1-2 minutes), it will not burn your hand. I use a stoneware body which is fired to approximately 2232 degrees Fahrenheit (1222 degrees Celsius), so it does not absorb the heat in the microwave like lower fired bodies of clay.

If I send you a picture of a mug, can you make one exactly like it?

No. I have my own throwing style and my own set of glazes. Even if your previous piece was handmade that does not mean I can make a replica nor would I be interested in copying someone else's work. If you want me to make a mug that is maybe a little different shape than any I have listed, message me to see if I can.

Do my glazes contain lead or barium?

No, none of my glazes contain lead or barium.

What if my item arrives damaged?

I ship all orders with insurance. In the event that your item(s) arrives damaged please take a photo of the item(s) and box.
Contact me immediately through ETSY conversations.
I will submit a claim to the carrier.
Please keep the item(s) and box, sometimes the carrier will ask for the item(s).
If you do not wish to receive a replacement or it is something I cannot recreate, I will still need photos but will send you a refund on the item(s).