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leahbanford22 on Oct 23, 2016
Toni did a beautiful job on the urn for our sweet dogs. It's perfect.
Barbara Brennan on Sep 3, 2016
The urn is beautiful, thanks.
Barbara Brennan on Sep 3, 2016
The urn is beautiful, fitting for my Dusty's ashes. Thank you.
Handmade Porcelain Pottery Inspired by Nature
As a child, I was always playing in the mud and liked to make things. When I was in college, I was actually studying to become a portrait painter and so was studying a variety of painting methods. As part of my college requirements, I took a hand-building class and then later a throwing class for electives and was instantly hooked on clay. After that, I changed my major to wheel throwing ceramics.
My studio work began during college when I worked for a professional, full time potter in the mid 90's, loading kilns, making slip, and mixing glazes. My very first studio and potter's wheel was in the drafty basement of the art gallery, which was part of my pay as a studio assistant.
I mainly work with porcelain, creating a lot of textures and using bright vivid colors. Because of my experience in painting, I tend to use a wide variety of colors and love overlapping glazes to create a painterly effect.
Much of my work is functional wheel thrown pottery, however three years ago I began creating clay jewelry. My jewelry is made by hand and a lot of fun to make.
I am inspired by nature, textures, and ancient cultures and tend to use a lot of old Celtic symbols that remind me of my English and Irish heritage.
If you are in the Denver area, you can find my work in four retail stores: Moondance Botanicals, Isis Books & Gifts, Spiritways Gift Shop, and Quantum Alchemy.
Owner, Ceramic Artist
I have been throwing on the potter's wheel for about 16 years. I earned my BFA in Ceramics from Metropolitan State College in Denver in 1996. I now work in a small converted garage studio next to my house.
Morgan is my photographer and my husband. He takes thousands of digital photos of my jewelry and pottery and also some cat pictures.
Mortimer is a cat that we trapped and had fixed. He was abandoned by another family in our neighborhood. After he was fixed, he became very tame. He likes to come in the studio to check out what we are doing and often keeps us on our toes!
Model And Muse For The Potter
This is Apollo, our cat that we rescued from outside. He was the model of the kitten paw stamp that I now use on many items.
In my handmade jewelry, I use sterling filled wire, sterling silver and copper hooks, and semi-precious stones. I also use wood beads, glass beads, silver/metal beads, and coral. I have been collecting beads for many years.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
If sending payment through the mail please allow time for the check or money order to clear before your purchase is mailed out. This normally takes about one week after I receive it.
Item will be packaged carefully and shipped within 1-3 business days of purchase. Please let me know if your Pay Pal & Etsy addresses do not match to avoid a shipping delay.
ALL wheel thrown items are packed in bubble wrap and packed tightly with eco-friendly packing peanuts. I use recycled boxes whenever possible.
I am now shipping international! Shipping is sent via USPS First Class International. Shipping prices listed for international locations are estimated. Please convo me with postal code to request a quote if you are interested in international shipping.
Refunds and Exchanges
***In the event that a purchased urn (in this case a MADE to ORDER URN) is too small for the deceased, the payment will be gladly refunded if the buyer meets the following 2 conditions: 1) the buyer will pay for return shipping and 2) the ashes may not have been placed in the urn. (Many states prohibit by law the return of used cremation urns of any type.)***
All my work is packaged very carefully with extreme care. If for any reason a piece arrives damaged, please take a photo of the item and email me the photo for insurance purposes. Also, please return it in the original package it was received in. You'll get a full refund if it is sent back in the original condition. Return shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am happy to consider custom orders, particularly different colors or styles of porcelain pieces. Custom orders take 6 - 8 weeks to fill depending on the style, type of work, and quantity.
Wholesale or Consignment:
For wholesale or consignment inquiries, please convo me with a phone number and a description of what you are interested in and the best time to reach you. I would love to display my jewelry or pottery in your shop.