lafamillelavie on Jul 14, 2016
Très bonne qualité. Travail précis. super!!!
cadycindy on Jul 14, 2016
Love, love this second set of stamps! Thanks so much!
Handcrafted Art, Pottery and Jewelry to Cheer and Inspire
Since receiving a fine arts degree with an emphasis on ceramics in college, i have been working in some art-related capacity for the past 15 years. I began doing regional craft shows in the South East about 12 years ago, and opened my Etsy shop(s) in 2007. Although i didn't really start selling until late in that year, it didn't take long to realize that my Etsy shop, with some loving attention, could really become a wonderful venue for sharing my work with others.
I have always been interested and involved in creating things.... but it was a phenomenal art teacher that i had the privilege of studying with for three years in high school that fanned that spark inside of me into a great, roaring flame! Since that time, my love for art of all kinds has been insatiable. I love to see and experience the work of others, i love to travel and experience the art of cultures around the world, i love to take classes and read books, and i especially love to make things!!! I particularly love to make things that people can use in their every day lives; pieces that are colorful and happy and that bring a little cheer into one's home and life.
Hand-made pottery (and art of all kinds) is special because it has been marked by the hand of the artist in so many ways during its creation. The joy and wonderment of taking a ball of mud (clay) and transforming it into a vessel or piece of work that can be used and that is a thing of beauty, is something that i will never tire of. Sometimes people ask me if i have any trouble coming up with ideas or designs. On the contrary, my "trouble" is quieting the rush of inspiration for long enough to do the laundry! My biggest challenge is turning off the lights and walking out of the studio.
Thankfully, i have a wonderful little art space here in our home. After the children have gotten ready for their day and have headed to school, my work day begins and often continues off and on well after they arrive home and into the wee hours. My family is so supportive and understanding of my work... sometimes the children can be found in the studio working by my side, or building with legos in the family room next door (as they are while i write this). My husband is my right hand man and helps me load up and set up for shows, cuts and sands wood pieces for me for various projects, builds displays and other things when i need them, and lovingly tolerates the little tornado that i sometimes create around me when i am in the thick of working.
I imagine that i will come back and edit this "about" section many times. I have been reluctant to write it, because i wasn't sure what to say. But, i think it is okay to say that this, like my etsy shop, like my work and like ME- is a work in progress! -- an ever evolving expression of love and joy and creativity. I am always learning and growing- and hopefully improving-- and i look forward to sharing that with you here.
Thanks so much for visiting my shop and for supporting artists and hand-made work. I hope that you will find something here that you will love! Please check back again soon. I am ALWAYS working and hope to share more and more of what i create here with all of you!
Owner, Maker, Designer, Potter, Painter, Photographer, Maker Of The Coffee.
I am a potter and mixed media artist who lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. I grew up in Maine and i long for the ocean daily.
Ben and Lua
my children are often my studio mates. They love to create things and sometimes even help me roll balls of clay for making stamps.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Your payment is expected to be made at the time of your order. If you choose to pay with an e-Check via Paypal, your order will ship when the e-Check clears, usually within one week. If you pay with a personal check, your order will ship after i receive your check and it has cleared.
If you choose the Paypal payment option at checkout, please be sure to continue to follow the links to Paypal when you purchase. If you do not proceed to Paypal, your item is not paid for.
If you are not happy with your purchase after you have received your item, I will be happy to work with you to find a solution. Please do not leave feedback until we have had a chance to discuss a resolution together. Please see my Refund Policy below for additional information.
In all of the years that I have been shipping my work around the world, i have had only one broken item. I learned from that instance and have not had any other breakage since that time!
I will ship your order to the address listed in your Etsy account, if you need your order shipped to another address let me know in the "Message to Seller" section during check-out. If you are purchasing a gift, please be sure to enter the correct shipping address during check out. If you would like a note included, enter that in the Notes to Seller along with any other special instructions or requests.
For domestic orders (USA):
I use USPS Priority Mail for all of my pottery, and USPS First Class Mail for prints, padded envelopes containing small pieces, stamps and jewelry. Please allow 2-14 days for the arrival of your purchase. If you have a specific deadline or require faster service, please let me know.
For international orders:
International packages are shipped using International First Class Mail for items under 4 pounds or Priority International for heavier shipments. Please allow 2-4 weeks for the delivery of your international package.
You are responsible for all duty, customs, or any other charges imposed by your country above and beyond the USPS (United States Postal Service) postal charges that you already paid. These may be due when you pick up your package. For my part, I will be honest and forthright on customs forms.
Charges for international mail can be difficult to estimate. If there is a large shipping overage, I will refund the difference.
I do not include any sort of receipt or invoice in my packages as it is easy to print a copy for yourself from your Etsy page. If for some reason you need me to do this for you, I can happily do so- but this is another instance where i am trying to cut down on waste/ unnecessary use of materials.
Refunds and Exchanges
If breakage occurs on an uninsured item, please let me know and I will work with your to rectify the situation. I may send a replacement or refund the purchase price.
If breakage occurs on an insured item, I will work with you to file the claim. The shipper should reimburse your loss and then you can decide whether to place a new order with me.
Custom orders and Made to Order items listed in my shop require a non-refundable deposit of at least 50% . I will work with you to be completely satisfied with your order, but refunds will not be given for buyers remorse. Please read all listings carefully for production times, and leave additional time for the shipment of your item (domestic 2-14 days, international 2-6 weeks).