Functional Artisan Pottery

Amherst, Massachusetts · 281 Sales


Functional Artisan Pottery

Amherst, Massachusetts 281 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Functional artisan pottery. Everything in stock and shipped quickly. Gift wrapping and a personalized note are always available.


Last updated on Feb 5, 2017

Functional artisan pottery. Everything in stock and shipped quickly. Gift wrapping and a personalized note are always available.

Maxine Oland

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Maxine Oland

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

sherissavamosy on Jan 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This mug is even more beautiful in person than it is in the picture. I love the large size and the thumb rest makes a perfect hold. We have several of these and have given several as gifts. They are everyone's favorite mug!


Aarnordez85 on Dec 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I bought this for my husband and he loves it! It is very solidly made. Colors are perfect and the cup is made perfect. No flaws and stands up straight. Order was processed promptly and came wrapped up very securely and attractive with brown paper and twine-it looked very cool!

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New stoneware pottery soap/ lotion dispensers to dress up any sink.
Working to restock honey pots and sugar bowls! Also experimenting with a garlic keeper jar. What do you think?
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Grounded, centered, rooted

Pottery is a part-time labor of love for me. In other parts of my life I am an archaeologist, a gardener, and a student of yoga. Along with pottery, these passions ground me to the earth, center me within myself, and connect me to a deep human history of craft production. It is only when I am centered and grounded that I am my best as a partner, a mother, and a teacher.

I work in stoneware, which is solid and strong. I throw with white clay, fired to cone 6 (2232° F, 1222° C) in my home studio in western Massachusetts. My work is glazed mainly with earth tones, and highlighted with blues, greens, and metallic copper. All glazes are food-safe, lead-free, and can be put in the microwave and dishwasher.

I love to see my pottery functioning in the world! It is meant to be used, and loved, as I have loved making it.


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  • Maxine Oland

    Owner, Creator, Shipper

    I create functional and beautiful stoneware pottery from my home studio in western Massachusetts.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 22, 2015
Welcome to Centered Vessel pottery! I love making these pieces, and want you to love using them. Enjoy perusing the shop, and let me know what else you'd like to see.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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Massachusetts sales tax (6.25%) is applied to purchases made by Massachusetts residents.
All U.S. orders ship in 1-3 days via USPS Priority Mail. Shipping costs include tracking and insurance.

International orders are shipped via USPS First Class Mail International.

If you are in western MA and would like to arrange pick-up from my home studio or a convenient location, get in touch. Then use the coupon code LOCALBUYER to avoid shipping charges.

Please let me know if this is a gift. I am happy to include a card and a personal note with your gift purchase. I can also send a gift receipt, without the purchase price.

Please set the shipping address to the correct destination; whether to you or a gift recipient. Please check the shipping details under your account purchases. If the details are incorrect, please send me a note using Etsy Conversations.
Refunds and Exchanges
SHIPPING DAMAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Please contact me immediately with photos of the damaged pottery and packaging. Please retain the damaged item(s) and packaging while a claim is processed through our carrier. It may be necessary to present them at the local post office. I will work with you on a replacement, shop credit, or refund.

RETURNS: If the delivered item does not meet your expectations, please contact me within 5-days of receipt to arrange for return. Please repack the pottery to arrive unused and in good condition. Return shipping, insurance, and tracking is your responsibility.
Additional policies and FAQs
Thank you for supporting my work through your purchase! Your new stoneware piece is meant to be used. It is food-safe, lead-free, and can be put in the dishwasher and microwave. Just be gentle.

Each piece is shipped right from my studio, and may have clay or dust on it. Please give it a rinse before you use it.

And let me know right away if this piece is damaged, or does not meet your expectations.