BWDArtCo

Pottery & Ceramic Art

Minneapolis, Minnesota · 119 Sales

BWDArtCo

Pottery & Ceramic Art

Minneapolis, Minnesota 119 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(31)

Announcement   Each item in this shop is hand made by Brock, and totally unique. All items are made from stoneware or porcelain clays and thrown on a pottery wheel, unless otherwise specified.

While Brock does work with porcelain, and makes some pieces that could be considered Fine China, he does not currently work with Bone China. Bone China contains a significant amount of ground animal bone. Brock's ceramic art can all be considered vegetarian and vegan. He does occasionally work with real leather to make durable straps, which would be disclosed in an individual listing.

Caring for Your Pottery
This pottery is dishwasher safe, unless the description says otherwise. Like any glass or ceramic item, use of harsh dishwasher detergents can cause etching of the vessel's surface over time. If this is a concern, consider hand washing your handmade item instead.
Ceramic and glass items are very durable unless bumped against hard surfaces. Also please take care if your item is extremely hot or cold, to not touch it to anything of the opposite temperature. Thermal shock can crack any piece. Cushion your item with hot pads or trivets.
Treat it with care and it should last a lifetime!

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 25, 2015

Each item in this shop is hand made by Brock, and totally unique. All items are made from stoneware or porcelain clays and thrown on a pottery wheel, unless otherwise specified.

While Brock does work with porcelain, and makes some pieces that could be considered Fine China, he does not currently work with Bone China. Bone China contains a significant amount of ground animal bone. Brock's ceramic art can all be considered vegetarian and vegan. He does occasionally work with real leather to make durable straps, which would be disclosed in an individual listing.

Caring for Your Pottery
This pottery is dishwasher safe, unless the description says otherwise. Like any glass or ceramic item, use of harsh dishwasher detergents can cause etching of the vessel's surface over time. If this is a concern, consider hand washing your handmade item instead.
Ceramic and glass items are very durable unless bumped against hard surfaces. Also please take care if your item is extremely hot or cold, to not touch it to anything of the opposite temperature. Thermal shock can crack any piece. Cushion your item with hot pads or trivets.
Treat it with care and it should last a lifetime!

Brock and J

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Brock and J

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(31)
Rhonda

Rhonda on Sep 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Wow! This pitcher is beautiful! I don't think I was expecting something quite as gorgeous as this pitcher. I've purchased several items in the past from BWDArtCo and I can honestly say I'm always delighted. The craftsmanship is awesome! My items always arrived packaged securely with nothing broken, and I find that so amazing when mailing breakables. Another perfect sale and I'm sure there will be others in the near future. Thanks again!

Rhonda

Rhonda on Sep 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This little planter is gorgeous and just perfect for my small succulents! It came packaged securely and quickly. Thank you!

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About

Everyday art to brighten your routine

Hi, I'm Brock.

I love creating pieces in clay. From the physical exertion of wedging, to the tactile sense of forming items on my pottery wheel, to the adrenaline rush of opening the kiln and seeing whether the chaotic nature of the fire and chemistry has made something beautiful - or simply bizarre - I love it all.

My wife and I sometimes collaborate in the creation process, enjoying the time we can spend together in our home studio.

I hope you find something here that speaks to you, from my hands and through fire.

Thank you for looking.

What is Wheel Throwing?
It is the art of forming pieces while the clay sits on a spinning platform. Each piece made in this way has to be formed by the potter's hands (and tools). This makes the art more labor intensive than molding, which presses clay into a specially made form that can be used repeatedly.

Why Does it Take So Long for a Special Order?
Custom orders take at least 4-6 weeks for brand new pottery styles. That is 3-4 days to form, up to a week to dry, a variable waiting time (to collect enough buddies to fill the kiln for its first firing), one day for firing, some days for glaze application, two days for glaze firing. And in this volatile field, items can fail at any of these stages, and then the potter needs to start over.

How do I Care for Handmade Pottery?
Your pottery is dishwasher safe, unless the description says otherwise. Like any glass or ceramic item, use of harsh dishwasher detergents can cause etching of the vessel's surface over time. If this is a concern, consider hand washing your handmade item instead.

Ceramic and glass items are very durable unless bumped against hard surfaces.

Also please take care if your item is extremely hot or cold, to not touch it to anything of the opposite temperature. Thermal shock can crack any piece. Cushion your item with hot pads or trivets.

Treat it with care and it should last a lifetime!

Shop members

  • Brock D.

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Brock's first experience with clay work came at the age of 11. Although he spent time without access to pottery work, he always had the goal of returning to it. He began consistent clay work in 2012 and is grateful for the opportunity.

  • Jocelyn D.

    Assistant, Photographer, Shipper

    While generally seeing to the paperwork, Jocelyn occasionally works directly with the clay art, especially with decorative elements.

  • Hannah J.

    Creator

    Also a clay artist, Hannah and Brock occasionally collaborate on a single complex piece. We believe that more viewpoints always add value to art, leading to a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 25, 2015
Brock is an artist who uses clay and glazes to make interesting, unique, and often useful objects.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
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  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
We accept PayPal, Credit Cards, and Etsy Gift Cards.

Sales tax for customers in Minnesota will be collected and remitted to the state.
Shipping
*We use recycled packaging when possible *
*Purchases are double boxed for protection in shipping*
*Smoke and pet free facility*

Custom orders may take 4-6 weeks for delivery.
Orders will be shipped to the address selected during checkout. Please verify the correct address in advance.

UNITED STATES DOMESTIC
Ready items will be shipped within 3 business days. We may use U.S. Postal Service, UPS, or another delivery service. If you have special requests regarding specific delivery services, please contact our shop before purchase. We will be happy to work with you and quote an accurate shipping fee. Our standard shipping will be via Parcel or Ground service. If you would like to upgrade to a faster service, please view the available options for a listing in your Etsy Shopping Cart.

Multiple items may not calculate combined shipping correctly. Please see our Shipping Overage Protection policy below.

INTERNATIONAL
We will ship packages that weigh under 4 pounds internationally via USPS First Class International mail service, to selected countries. Packages that weigh over 4 pounds will be shipped via USPS Priority International Mail. Very large items do not fit under either service so cannot be automatically calculated. If you would like a shipping quote for an item that does not display a shipping cost to your country, please contact us via Etsy Conversation.

We are not responsible for any customs fees, VAT, or any other taxes or fees. Customs form will list the actual sale price. Certain countries may be excluded.

If your country is not listed, message us to ask for a shipping quote. This shop will comply with requirements of Etsy or PayPal, which will affect our ability to ship to certain countries. We reserve the right to cancel orders from countries where we cannot meet those requirements.

OVERAGE PROTECTION
Shipping charges listed for all items are based on the actual postage cost and packaging for the size and weight of the piece. BWD Art will refund shipping overages of $2 or more, if the postage and packaging have been overestimated.
Refunds and Exchanges
If an order is damaged in Outgoing shipping, we will offer a refund of all monies. Buyer must supply a photo of damaged item for verification, with the original packaging, and comply with our insurance claim to the shipper.

Refunds may be requested within 7 days of order delivery, for any reason. Return shipping will be the buyer's responsibility. After item is received in original condition at our shop, we will issue a refund minus original shipping fees. Please use the original packaging to protect the item and consider insuring the return shipment.

No refunds on custom orders.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact Brock on Etsy to discuss custom orders.

Note that variances in color and form during the manufacturing process of kiln-firing are not flaws, but are part of this art form. Our shop cannot be responsible for color variances caused by the settings of computer monitors or other viewing devices.

Items are not intended for use on a stovetop.