centerpointstudios1

Where Natural Materials Become Useful Art

Asheville, North Carolina On Etsy since 2011

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centerpointstudios1

Where Natural Materials Become Useful Art

Asheville, North Carolina | 176 Sales

Announcement    I am suspending production of my pottery until January 2017 because I am caring for young grandchildren. I look forward to returning to full production, including new designs.

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I am suspending production of my pottery until January 2017 because I am caring for young grandchildren. I look forward to returning to full production, including new designs.

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    About centerpointstudios1

    Sales 176
    On Etsy since 2011

    Taking Time Out for Grandchildren

    I will be limiting production of my pottery for the next 12-24 months because I'm caring for young grandchildren. Please consider checking back with me after January 2016.

    I began working with clay in Berkeley, California in 1973, and that is when my dream of having a working pottery studio began. For many years, I taught school and raised a family while taking occasional pottery classes.

    My formal art training began in 2004 at Haywood Community College’s wonderful Professional Craft Program in Clyde, North Carolina. I designed my backyard pottery studio as graduation neared in 2006, and I officially opened Centerpoint Studios in January 2007. I feel grateful every time I walk out to the studio because my love of my craft continues to be unwavering.

    Making pots at the potter’s wheel has always been the most gratifying part of my work. When I began my studies at HCC, that was just about all I wanted to do. When it came time to glaze a pot, I often joked about this being when I would ruin a lovely pot. Opening a kiln was usually disappointing for me because my glazes just did not do what I wanted them to do. But I loved the process of making the pots and as that became second-nature for me, I began exploring the world of glazes.

    I do all of my own glaze testing & mixing in the studio. Most recently, I have settled on two glaze processes for my functional work: Yuba and Shino. I design mostly tableware, vases, and lamps.

    I began taking classes in ikebana floral arranging in 2011. My ikebana vases and containers are available in a wide range of other glazes, in addition to the Yuba & Shino lines.

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    • Kathie Kline

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    Last updated on May 2, 2014
    Thanks for visiting Centerpoint Studios. Kathie works exclusively with porcelain to create pottery for everyday use and enjoyment.

    Her inventory fluctuates quickly depending on sales and production schedules, so if you don't see what you're looking for, please come back soon! Kathie is constantly exploring new designs as well as striving to keep her bestsellers in stock.

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    Returns and exchanges
    I take special care in packaging your order carefully, and breakage almost never occurs. However, if your package arrives damaged OR if you aren't fully satisfied with your order for other reasons, please contact me within 20 days for an exchange or full refund. In cases of damage or flawed workmanship, I'll pay shipping costs. The buyer will pay all shipping costs for exchanges for other reasons.

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    Payment
    We accept PayPal, Visa, and Mastercard. We will also accept personal checks by mail, shipping after your check clears the bank. If you live in western North Carolina and you'd like to come by the studio to get your purchase (rather than paying for shipping), contact us!
    Shipping
    When payment is received, shipping occurs as soon as the item is made. In many cases, I will have items on hand immediately. However, turnaround time for pottery is occasionally 3-5 weeks. Please contact me if you'd like an item immediately and I'll let you know what we have available.

    I ship with the US postal service because I prefer their care and handling of packages. Delivery transit time is 2-7 days. If you'd like expedited shipping, please contact me to discuss additional costs.

    CANADA
    Prices listed for shipping to Canada are for their basic shipping service. Contact me if you prefer expedited shipping and please note that the costs will be significantly higher than the listed shipping price.

    INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
    Please contact me if you'd like pricing for international shipments.