Handmade pottery, and functional ceramics

Oregon, United States · 439 Sales


Handmade pottery, and functional ceramics

Oregon, United States 439 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Handmade pottery and ceramics, wheel-thrown and hand-built creations.

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Last updated on Apr 9, 2016

Handmade pottery and ceramics, wheel-thrown and hand-built creations.

Member of:Etsy Mud Team. Artizan Made and BBest Team


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5 out of 5 stars

annateel on Jun 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent customer service. I purchased this ramen bowl for a friend and I know for a fact she uses it every day. It's a solid piece and is very pretty. Will definitely purchase from this seller again.

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Another yarn bowl design almost completely carved out.

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New design for yarn bowl cut out. Takes about 2 hours to get that done while keeping the piece stable and not warped. Used moe clay as weight needed to keep it stable for the knitter, also a bit taller to fully encompass the yarn ball.

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New cut out design for yarn bowl. Takes time......a lot of time. Delicate touch to avoid breakage and spray bottle spritzing on occasion to slow down the drying. Creating the cut outs speed up the drying process which can be a problem.

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Accidental Artist due to corporate downsizing in Texas and other such things

In 2006 had recently moved to a new city and was building my new studio. I was out of the loop regarding any local artist groups at the time but knew I needed a creative space.

In 1996 I started doing pottery because I lived on the coast of Oregon and it rained a lot. I needed something to do that was not in the rain. I took a community pottery class and that was the beginning.

What I really love about having my home studio in Central Oregon is that I can go into it anytime of the day and night. So o.k. sometimes I run down there in my pajamas in the middle of the night to check on the kiln or to cover pieces to allow it to dry slowly. But, hey! It works for me!

I like to say that I'm a closet pyromaniac since I love fire so much. The instant gratification of raku is crazy cool! Raku pieces are fired outside in a propane gas kiln. It's take to 1800 to 1850 degrees. The gas is then turned off and the pieces are taken out red hot using iron tongs. It's then placed in a reduction can with shredded newspaper and or pine needles. The hot piece will instantly set the paper on fire. A lid is then placed over the can to smoke the pottery and allowed to cool. This sets the glaze.

I use a mid range clay which means I fire to 2165 degrees for my functional pieces. I'm always experimenting with forms or glazes. Sometimes it works out and sometimes not. That's the beauty or the beast of being a ceramic artist. On the days I get to unload the electric kiln.....it's like Christmas.

Shop members
  • Ceci Capen

    Owner, Artist, Marketing Director, Sales, Shipping Department And Sometimes Studio Cleaner

  • Koko

    Designer, Studio Dog

  • Sadie

    Customer Service

    2 year old sadie is another furry one to keep company in my studio. She makes sure I take enough breaks to throw the ball chuck for her in order to keep this potter from working in one position too long.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 2, 2016
Hi!!! You've found my shop. Take a browse around and see all the wonderful handmade pieces. You may want to see my "about" page and read a little bit about the process of my work. I have a few pictures too.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Paypal and Direct payment using charge cards.
Most items will be shipped the day of or the very next business day.

ALL ITEMS ARE SHIPPED VIA USPS UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE....if you would like priority or other shipping additional charges may apply.

Duty and Taxes:

In some countries, buyers are subjected to customs taxes and duties on items shipped from international locations. I'm in no way responsible for these taxes and duties, being them complete responsibility of the buyer.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be satisfied with your purchase. If you decide you are not happy with your purchase please contact me. I will refund purchase price not including shipping fees once the item is returned to me (unbroken of course) within 2 weeks of your receiving the item.

If you receive an item that was broken in transit....please take photographs of the packing and broken item/s in one frame. More than one photo is a good idea.This will help if insurance was purchased for shipping of your item. Please notify me immediatly if you receive a broken piece. Anything after 2 days of your receiving the package I will be unable to do anything about if it was not an insured parcel.
Additional policies and FAQs
Every effort is made to accurately represent the colors of the items I sell---I include photos from several angles in each listing displayed. I do my best to take accurate photos regarding colors and quality. However, I cannot be certain that other monitors will display the colors as mine does---please feel free to ask questions if you have concerns about color accuracy (or about anything else regarding my items), I'm convo-friendly and happy to help.