carriewdesign

Ceramic Studio Creating Treasures Just For You

Houston, Texas · 983 Sales

carriewdesign

Ceramic Studio Creating Treasures Just For You

Houston, Texas 983 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(356)

Announcement   Etsy Friends, "Welcome Back" to Carrie's studio...
and THANKS SO MUCH for the Sweet Words of Encouragement!!
Y'all are Awesome!!!

New to The Shop?!
Com'on In and Please Make Yourself at Home while browsing through my studio full of Handcrafted Clay Art that I Love sharing with my new customers!:)

Straight from Texas, you will have your choice of boo-coos of Ceramic Treasures...
I've got LOTS of functional pottery now in the house...handmade bowls, cups, platters, mug n' more....start watching out for them!! It will take me some time to post, so please be patient:) You will be happy to know that I will still be carrying my signature crosses, pendants, components, beads, etc.!

My work is original, and every single piece listed is carefully handpicked for the shop to help you maintain a sense of individuality and personality in your own jewelry designs, decor, 'n just every day livin'. I embrace the imperfect and tend to move towards rustic and undefined edges...just keepin' it raw and organic. Because every item is made by hand, variation in size and shape are expected...specializing in "different"!

In terms of the process, I choose from many clay bodies for the texture they bring to the piece. The ceramic designs are either hand built or wheel thrown, never slipcast or mass produced from a mold. The clay can be cut, layered, manipulated, and/or stamped for that specific organic form. After completely drying, the piece is fired in the electric kiln for the bisque stage. Then it's carefully glazed before it's placed back in the kiln for the second firing producing the final outcome with hues of rich colors on ceramic:)

If you'd like to collaborate, please send me a message or call me!

Carrie
713-302-5296


Creativity is the key to how things travel from the hand to the heart<3
Love Creating for You!


View Additional Designs on Pinterest:)
http://www.pinterest.com/cwdesignstudio
http://www.instagram.com/carriewainwrightdesigns

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 10, 2017

Etsy Friends, "Welcome Back" to Carrie's studio...
and THANKS SO MUCH for the Sweet Words of Encouragement!!
Y'all are Awesome!!!

New to The Shop?!
Com'on In and Please Make Yourself at Home while browsing through my studio full of Handcrafted Clay Art that I Love sharing with my new customers!:)

Straight from Texas, you will have your choice of boo-coos of Ceramic Treasures...
I've got LOTS of functional pottery now in the house...handmade bowls, cups, platters, mug n' more....start watching out for them!! It will take me some time to post, so please be patient:) You will be happy to know that I will still be carrying my signature crosses, pendants, components, beads, etc.!

My work is original, and every single piece listed is carefully handpicked for the shop to help you maintain a sense of individuality and personality in your own jewelry designs, decor, 'n just every day livin'. I embrace the imperfect and tend to move towards rustic and undefined edges...just keepin' it raw and organic. Because every item is made by hand, variation in size and shape are expected...specializing in "different"!

In terms of the process, I choose from many clay bodies for the texture they bring to the piece. The ceramic designs are either hand built or wheel thrown, never slipcast or mass produced from a mold. The clay can be cut, layered, manipulated, and/or stamped for that specific organic form. After completely drying, the piece is fired in the electric kiln for the bisque stage. Then it's carefully glazed before it's placed back in the kiln for the second firing producing the final outcome with hues of rich colors on ceramic:)

If you'd like to collaborate, please send me a message or call me!

Carrie
713-302-5296


Creativity is the key to how things travel from the hand to the heart<3
Love Creating for You!


View Additional Designs on Pinterest:)
http://www.pinterest.com/cwdesignstudio
http://www.instagram.com/carriewainwrightdesigns

Carrie Wainwright Miller

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Carrie Wainwright Miller

Handmade Turquoise Boho Cross Jewelry Component
Handmade Turquoise Boho Cross Jewelry Component
$10.00
Handmade Ceramic Red Cross Pendant
Handmade Ceramic Red Cross Pendant
$12.00
Handmade Pottery Ceramic Jewelry Cuff Sea Blue
Handmade Pottery Ceramic Jewelry Cuff Sea Blue
$8.00
Blue Grey Old World Handmade Pottery Cross
Blue Grey Old World Handmade Pottery Cross
$45.00
Rustic Farmhouse White Handmade Faith Cross
Rustic Farmhouse White Handmade Faith Cross
$42.00
Handmade Blue Grace Cross Vintage Doily Stamping
Handmade Blue Grace Cross Vintage Doily Stamping
$35.00
Rustic Red Old World Handmade Cross
Rustic Red Old World Handmade Cross
$31.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(356)
Emily Moye

Emily Moye on May 30, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent & instant communication! The Craig is a beautiful piece of artwork!

tgaru15

tgaru15 on May 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Very cool, rustic yet nicely finished. Thank you

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About

Blessed Beyond Words

Born in the United States of America,
I am proud to be an American.
Rooted in faith from childhood,
I'm standing firm on The Promises of God.
Blessed to have a wonderful husband who I love with all my heart and who passionately seeks to understand me each and every day:)
Thankful for the precious gift of being a momma of three beautiful adult kids who continue to be the joy of my life.
So Grateful to be able to share with You a piece of my heart through my art...encouraging you to Dare to Dream, and draw your strength, peace, and security from The Only One who can bear the weight of the world...Jesus Christ.

Matthew 22:37 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all you mind.

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My love for clay started in 2001 when I hosted a pottery class at our home for my 7 yr. old daughter and her neighborhood girlfriends. Their elementary school art teacher, Ms. Morton, was so kind to teach the girls how to create sweet lil' pinch pots and large mouth fish. After class, there just happened to be some leftover clay, and I suppose you can guess what I did with it...? Yep, I unbagged it minutes after everyone left and unbottled creative juices I didn't know I had! Oh my, it was so therapeutic...to me, a slice of heaven. It took me to a very peaceful place much like being on Crystal Beach when I was young listening to the sound of the crashing waves. There was a special bond that was formed, and I told myself, "I will be back." Months went by and one day while working part-time at a plant nursery, there was an English potter, Janis Ross, who was a member of the Potter's Guild in Houston, Texas, and I was admiring her beautiful pottery. So enamored by her designs and talent, I asked her if she taught lessons. She responded that she only had a limited number of students who she taught in her studio, but to call her and make an appointment to visit with her, and we could discuss it. Fired up to get my hands in clay again and determined to learn from one of the best in the industry, I followed through after our conversation. After she agreed to teach me, I learned how to center and throw many, many cylinders before moving on to other forms. I was so grateful for her instruction and love for clay:) After Janis left the country for an extended time, it was the perfect opportunity to study under a ceramics instructor, Barbara Phillips, who had taught from the local college. While continuing my efforts, I found myself in the midst of a divorce. As I became weary, God surrounded me with friends and family who loved me through the whole process, and I prayed daily for direction and dove into God's Word to give me a sense of peace and understanding. A few weeks later, my dad called me up and said, "Carrie, it's time to find a full-time job with benefits" which was one scary thought, since I had been a stay-at-home mom for 16 years. As much as I didn't want to hear it, I recognized he was speaking truth to me in love. I had no choice, but to embrace the change to support my family. A week later, after applying for a job nearby, they hired me. Soon after I purchased a kiln, a slab roller, shelving, tables and purchased many ceramic books to learn as much about clay as I could. Outside of working full-time,I continued my love for clay by designing crosses, candleholders, and word plaques and started selling to local craft shows. About a year and a half later, I was ready to make "the plunge". I believe God was preparing me for the direction He wanted me to go...to not only pursue the gift He gave me, but to take care and be there for my kids. Soon after I put in my resignation, a co-worker stopped in and said, "Oh, I hear you're going to pursue your little craft business?" And that's just what I did...literally overnight. Go Bust or Go Home! I rented a booth at The World Trade Center in Dallas, Texas, loaded up my suburban with samples of my line of crosses and candleholders, and I kicked butt!! I was so humbled by the 100+ orders that I received. Afterwards, I loaded up, traveled back home to Houston and hired three art students and two women to help me fill the orders...working 15-hr. days. God "kickstarted" me knowing that I needed to provide security for my children...He is faithful. In the coming years, he had prepared me for even bigger things such as working the show circuit selling retail to the public in multiple Gulf Coast cities and wholesale to boutiques, shops, and galleries from The Hill Country in Texas to Seaside, Florida. In 2004, I was asked to design a line of crosses and inspirational plaques for Carson Home Accents which showcased at major markets across the U.S. as Carrie Wainwright Designs. It was a dream, and again, so thankful...thankful for the ups and downs in a life-changing journey which ultimately lead me to solely trusting in Christ.

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  • Carrie Wainwright Miller

    Owner, Artist, Designer

    I'm so thankful I've had 13 years of doing what I love to do! It's a pleasure and privilege to share my clay art with You:) Welcome to my studio! I want to encourage you to B Your Creative Self and Think Outside the Box:) God Bless You ~Carrie

Shop policies

Last updated on March 18, 2016
Hi, there! "Thank You" for your interest in the handcrafted beads, components, pendants, crosses and more in Carrie's Studio:) There are just a few shop policies that I would like to share with you!

If your purchase is a gift, I will be happy to mail directly to the recipient. Please remember to include the recipient's name and address during checkout:)

Please convo me if you have any questions or concerns!

Thank You!
~Carrie

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
Payment
Payment is expected at time of purchase through PayPal or credit card purchases. Please let me know if you need any assistance in completing your transaction.
Shipping
After receiving payment from PayPal, your order will be bubble wrapped, placed in a bubble wrap envelope or in a sea of peanuts in a box. It will be shipped First Class with USPS or USPS International with tracking.

Shipping Costs for a 2-4 oz. package will be approx. $4.00. If you would like to order in bulk, please message me, and I will be happy to work with you!

Please allow 3-5 days to ship out due to my crazy schedule.

Please let me know if you need your order shipped international, and I will work with you! Please note upfront that international shipping has been running behind and not delivering on time due to the their timing. It has taken up to a month or two sometimes to deliver a small package:)
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be 100% happy with your purchase! Please let me know of any situations which may arise with your purchase. I will be happy to work with you in finding a solution!
Additional policies and FAQs
I reserve the right to update these policies at any time.

Also, as clay artists, we work very hard in the process of each piece giving our customers the most unique designs. Please refrain from copying as we all have our own way of expression in our choice of medium. God made you to be unique in your own special way:)