bierpottery

Bier Pottery - Sculptural and Functional Stoneware

Michigan, United States · 9 Sales

bierpottery

Bier Pottery - Sculptural and Functional Stoneware

Michigan, United States 9 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Pottery- A Family Tradition

Being the son of two potters, Tyler Bier became interested in pottery at a young age. Having the equipment available, such as the potter’s wheel and the slab roller, Tyler was able to experiment with clay. He began selling his handmade piggy banks, a tradition passed on to him by his grandfather, at the age of 13.

Over a decade later, Tyler & Anna have created a body of work that is both functional and sculptural. With the unpredictable nature of glazes, each new firing is a mystery until it is ready to unload. Several factors play into a final product, such as how thick the glaze is applied, how hot it gets in the kiln, and also how long certain temperatures are held at in the kiln.

Being aware of the challenges as well as the surprising results the process of making pots has to offer, Tyler & Anna stay intrigued as well as pleased to make their sole living off of their work.

Ray and Tami Bier have made their living as professional clay artists and gallery owners for more than 30 years. They are well known for their creative endeavors with whimsical frogs, animal sculptures, nativity sets and functional decorative pottery.

Each piece is high-fired stoneware made by hand, no molds are used, utilizing hand building and slab techniques as well as the potters wheel.

When you purchase a piece from this site, you are receiving the actual piece in the photograph. Designs are repeated but no two pieces are exactly alike. For more information about our studio, please visit www.biergallery.com

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Last updated on Jan 4, 2016

Pottery- A Family Tradition

Being the son of two potters, Tyler Bier became interested in pottery at a young age. Having the equipment available, such as the potter’s wheel and the slab roller, Tyler was able to experiment with clay. He began selling his handmade piggy banks, a tradition passed on to him by his grandfather, at the age of 13.

Over a decade later, Tyler & Anna have created a body of work that is both functional and sculptural. With the unpredictable nature of glazes, each new firing is a mystery until it is ready to unload. Several factors play into a final product, such as how thick the glaze is applied, how hot it gets in the kiln, and also how long certain temperatures are held at in the kiln.

Being aware of the challenges as well as the surprising results the process of making pots has to offer, Tyler & Anna stay intrigued as well as pleased to make their sole living off of their work.

Ray and Tami Bier have made their living as professional clay artists and gallery owners for more than 30 years. They are well known for their creative endeavors with whimsical frogs, animal sculptures, nativity sets and functional decorative pottery.

Each piece is high-fired stoneware made by hand, no molds are used, utilizing hand building and slab techniques as well as the potters wheel.

When you purchase a piece from this site, you are receiving the actual piece in the photograph. Designs are repeated but no two pieces are exactly alike. For more information about our studio, please visit www.biergallery.com

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Anonymous on Jun 4, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely wonderful!! I don't think I've ever seen such an adorable piggy bank before. The picture didn't do it justice. I'm thrilled with my purchase.

Anonymous on May 26, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you! The little purple pig arrived this morning and is perfect! I appreciate your careful packaging and quick shipping.

Anonymous on Apr 21, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful fish! Love it! Very well packaged...thank you!!!

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Last updated on March 16, 2011
Pottery- A Family Tradition

Ray and Tami Bier have made their living as professional clay artists and gallery owners for more than 30 years. They are well known for their creative endeavors with whimsical frogs, animal sculptures, nativity sets and functional decorative pottery.

Pottery has become a family tradition with son Tyler Bier and fellow artist Anna Farrell. Tyler and Anna first found inspiration for their work from a love for music, which lead to the creation of their sculptural ceramic guitars. Tyler also makes wheel thrown functional forms, while both continue to make sculptural pieces such as fish, piggy banks and much more.

Each piece is high-fired stoneware made by hand, no molds are used, utilizing hand building and slab techniques as well as the potters wheel.

When you purchase a piece from this site, you are receiving the actual piece in the photograph. Designs are repeated but no two pieces are exactly alike. For more information about our studio, please visit www.biergallery.com

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Payment Information; We accept Paypal, all major credit cards, checks and money orders. (Please pay upon purchasing, or contact me within 48 hours please. If payment or plans for payment haven't been made within 3 days, I reserve the right to cancel the sale.
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Your item will usually ship in 2-4 business days after receiving payment and shipping address information. Everything we ship is double boxed, well packed, and insured. We ship UPS ground so please provide a street address. (No PO Box's please!! :)) Also, international shoppers, please notify us of your interest and we'll get a shipping quote for you.
Refunds and Exchanges
It is important for our customers to be happy with their pottery purchase. We understand the difference between viewing a piece online and actually being able to see and touch the piece. We will issue a refund if contacted within 3 days of customer receiving their artwork. After the merchandise is returned intact, a refund will be given. The customer will be responsible for return shipping cost; this will not be refunded.
Additional policies and FAQs
Each pieces is unique, designs are repeated but never turn out exactly the same. The best way to get a set of mugs or anything else is to contact us through etsy and we'll make them as close to a matching set as possible. Purchasing single pieces as they appear will form a set, but please understand everything is handmade and small differences in height, size, and shape will be noticeable.