bridgespottery's Shop Announcement

Most work is ready to ship and in stock. Right now my Yarn Bowls are all Custom Order and are a 4-6 week delivery. email me for further information.

Fine handmade ceramics for the kitchen, table and home. Elegantly crafted and beautifully functional for everyday life.
Carefully made tableware, bowls, plates and platters, decorative vases, ceramic lamps and centerpiece bowls.

What you see in my shop is just a small portion of what I make. You can always contact me directly if there is something specific you are looking for. Use the Etsy "convo" system by clicking "contact seller" on any listing or email me patricia [!at]

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All of my pottery is made one by one. I am dedicated to high quality craftsmanship and have been been working in clay for over three decades. The nature of handmade pottery is that each piece is made individually and the nature of handmade ceramics means that no two pieces will be exactly the same. Clay has a mind of its own in some cases - and that is the beauty of the medium.

YARN BOWLS - Bridges Pottery Yarn Bowls are a great design and beautifully made. Check out the varied sizes available. "Better in a Bowl" . You can order most color combinations in a variety of large sizes. For Custom Orders- remember that each piece is slightly different, has it's unique qualities and own imperfections. Custom orders take 4-6 weeks.

I ship ground (3-9) days, depending on the distance. Other shipping options available including expedited- Just Ask. Combined shipping applies to same address. Everything ships from Long Island NY (11050) so figure your delivery time. Just email me with any request.
Need a gift card ? Just indicate so in the "note to seller".

bridgespottery's Shop Policies


Welcome to Bridges Pottery.


I am a one woman pottery in Port Washington New York. Everything is handmade by me. I do not mass produce or cast any of my work. My work is unique and carefully made. I have been working in clay for over three decades and pride myself in great workmanship and detail. I love working in clay and spend time everyday up to my elbows in it. I like to share my knowledge so I also teach. Some of my videos can be seen from my website and blog. My pottery has a long journey from me to you and with good care it will last you a lifetime.

Each piece is unique and has its own personality. It is not unreasonable to see slight differences from piece to piece even within a set ( size, shape and glaze). My descriptive measurements are averages.

I try to get as many photographs of the offered piece up on Etsy. Custom orders for Yarn Bowls - pieces pictured for custom work are representative of what you will get. Each yarn Bowl is slightly different and vary slightly in color and shape. I cannot and do not reproduce identical pieces. If I make 5 Blue Yarn Bowls they will look all about the same with some differences. The key cut (arm) on yarn bowls also is different in each bowl. Some tend to bend slightly in the firing and are a natural event from being at 2300 degrees. My work does not look manufactured and has unique characteristics in each piece. If there is something specific you like in a different glaze or shape- just contact me.

Imperfections are part of the beauty of the craft. The human element carried through.


Paypal is accepted as well as Etsy Direct Checkout for Credit Cards. By law, New York residents will be charged the required sales tax on the purchase price and the shipping. This is applied automatically to your purchase.


USPS Priority Mail is used to most US destinations east of Iowa. For longer distances Fedex Ground is used. Larger packages are also shipped via ground services. Contact me for expedited or special shipping. I can accommodate most requests. The longer the distance from New York, the longer it takes to arrive.

Please read this post that clarifies some important things about international shipping before ordering.

For very small items - First Class International is the cheapest but only for items under 4lbs. More than 4lbs will cost USD $40+ and must go via Priority International. Regular Yarn Bowls are under 4lbs, Large and bigger are over 4lbs packaged. Contact me if international shipping is not listed (I am slowly updating listings)
Insurance is not included. I pack my work so that there is very little chance of any breakage. If something does defy the numbers - and arrives damaged, I will refund or replace at my expense. Over the years I have learned just how hard it is to actually get a payment/claim from shippers.

Please read this post that clarifies some important things about international shipping before ordering.

For very small items - First Class International is the cheapest but only for items under 4lbs. More than 4lbs will cost USD $40+ and must go via Priority International. Regular Yarn Bowls are under 4lbs, Large and bigger are over 4lbs packaged.
You are receiving a piece of carefully handcrafted pottery. I want my work to be a special experience and I package it nicely. I use new and some pristine recycled (like new) packing materials – bubble wrap and newsprint. You will not get any old newspaper or plastic bags as filler. You will get a beautiful ceramic work of art and the proper packing that gets it to you safely. Don't hesitate to have your purchase shipped to recipient:)

If you want a message in the box for your recipient just let me know. During checkout use “Message to Seller” for any specifics.

-Please coordinate your Ship To Address in PayPal with Ship To Address in Etsy.
-Combined shipping (with another item) means to SAME address.
-local Pick Up - Contact me before ordering for a code for no shipping please.

Refunds and Exchanges

I want you to be happy with your selection and comfortable buying from my store. Returns fall under two categories.

+ If the item arrives broken, cracked, damaged or flawed, I will replace or refund. I will take care of the shipping. You will need to first send me a photo of damaged piece. Each piece is carefully inspected and thoroughly packed before it leaves my studio, but things can happen and I will make it right.

+ If you decide that what you purchased isn't right for you, please let me know within 2 days of receiving it. You will need to ship it back to me at your expense in the original condition and I will either ship you another at my expense or refund your money.

- Please use Etsy Convos for all Etsy business.

-Returned Shipments: Orders returned due to non-delivery will be charged a shipping and handling fee.

-Deposits on custom orders are non-refundable unless I am unable to fullfill the order.

Additional Policies and FAQs

Bridges Pottery is food safe . All pottery is fired to over 2100 degrees in accordance to specific clay and glaze specifications and it is vitreous and food safe.

Bridges pottery is dishwasher and microwave safe, but use care and good judgement. Dishes in a dishwasher bang around and are subject to chemicals and large temperature changes. Over time pottery may become effected. Treat your pottery like fine china and it will last you a lifetime. Delicate pieces should not be put in the dishwasher.

Pieces intended for use in the oven stand up to 375°F/190°C , but never under the broiler. Never put a cold pot in a hot oven, simply warm the food up in the pot - starting with a cold oven. Thermal shock will crack pottery.

Quality Issues: Bridges Pottery is dedicated to quality. If I have missed something please contact me. I am always happy to make things right

Lamps are assembled with all UL Listed parts and specific bulb wattage is based on the socket. Your shade selection will change the max. bulb you should use, so you must use your own judgement when you place a shade on the lamp.

Use good judgment and care for your pottery.

Please use Etsy Convo system for all Etsy business.

If your purchase is a gift and you want it shipped directly to the recipient- please leave instructions in the “Notes to BRIDGES POTTERY” on your order.


Dowload the Care For Card Here (cut and paste)

Your Bridges Pottery is food friendly and lead free. Bridges Pottery originals are all signed and show a high quality of craftsmanship. Each piece had a long journey to get to you, and with proper care it will last a lifetime.

My stoneware is fired to a high temperature over 2,100° at which it is vitrified and ideal for use in serving and baking. I use clay and glazes that are based on specifications and formulations to be safe and well tested. I strictly adhere to manufacturers specifications for any products used in the creation of my pottery.

Bridges Pottery is durable and can be put in the microwave, dishwasher (with good judgment).

Bridges Pottery is not for use on direct heat sources nor under the broiler. Never put a cold pot in a hot oven –heat the oven up with the food in it. Do not pre-heat the oven. Avoid sudden temperature changes as thermal shock can crack your pottery. Do not use harsh pads to clean your pottery as they can scratch the surface.

Don’t use stoneware that is cracked or chipped. Contact me for replacement options and special pricing

Bridges Pottery cannot assume responsibility or assume costs for damages or injuries resulting from misuse of pottery.

Seller Information

Last Updated January 8, 2014