CarmensClayground

Carmen's Clayground

Bloomington, Minnesota 80 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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CarmensClayground

Carmen's Clayground

Bloomington, Minnesota | 80 Sales

Carmen Nielsen

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Carmen Nielsen

Announcement    Thanks for stopping by the shop. I hope you enjoy your visit. More of my work can be seen on my Facebook page.

I make things for the joy of being with the clay, not usually setting out to make a particular thing. I let the clay start, and when I can see what can be, I try to finish that thing. A favorite teacher said that to be a good potter you have to make a lot of pots. I am hoping to be a good potter, so I will make a lot of pots. Many pots, and other things too. Hopefully beautiful and functional things that can be enjoyed by others. Thank you for looking at my shop.

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Last updated on Oct 4, 2017

Thanks for stopping by the shop. I hope you enjoy your visit. More of my work can be seen on my Facebook page.

I make things for the joy of being with the clay, not usually setting out to make a particular thing. I let the clay start, and when I can see what can be, I try to finish that thing. A favorite teacher said that to be a good potter you have to make a lot of pots. I am hoping to be a good potter, so I will make a lot of pots. Many pots, and other things too. Hopefully beautiful and functional things that can be enjoyed by others. Thank you for looking at my shop.

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About CarmensClayground

Sales 80
On Etsy since 2015

I make things for the joy of being with the clay, making something beautiful from a wet pile of mud.

I was an art major in college - in the 70's. In those days when you went to college for an education - not for a job. After college the need to support myself led me into things other than art. Then early in 2014 I signed up for a class at the Art Center. And so here I am.

I am a student of the art that is pottery. I want to learn all I can about clay, glazes and techniques for making things. Part is by observation and most is by doing and practicing. A favorite teacher once told me that to be a good potter, you have to make a lot of pots. I want to be a good potter, so I will make a lot of pots. Many many pots, and other things too. Hopefully beautiful and functional things that can be enjoyed by others. I enjoy throwing on the wheel, and hand building, I like to carve the clay, and press things into the clay for texture. I only make one at a time, not caring if one looks like the other. Eventually I may be able to make a set of something, but that won't be my goal anytime soon. I just like to play in the clay.

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  • Carmen Nielsen

    Owner, Creator

    Carmen creates all the pottery that bears the Carmen's Clayground name.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 18, 2016

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Please read descriptions carefully, especially dimensions, as close-up photos can sometimes make pieces appear much larger.

If you are not satisfied with your purchase, I will exchange your item(s) or refund your money (minus shipping costs) up to 7 days after you have received your order. You will be responsible for returning items in their original condition as well as return shipping costs.
Payment
I accept Etsy Direct, Etsy gift cards and credit cards.
I will also accept payment by check if necessary, but will hold shipment until your check has cleared the bank.
Shipping
Pottery will be packed well and shipped via USPS , If you live in the Minneapolis/St Paul Minnesota metro area of Minnesota you can arrange to pick up your pottery order if you'd like to avoid shipping costs and get your order faster. Include a note with your order.
Additional policies and FAQs
All pottery is food-safe unless stated otherwise and can be used in your microwave and dishwasher. Unless specifically stated that a piece is ovenware, only use pottery in an oven to warm up food (200 degrees or less). Never place pottery over an electric or gas burner