ChaucyPottery

Handmade Stoneware Pottery

Paonia, Colorado
| 4,222 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Note from shop owner Welcome to Chaucy Pottery. It is summer time once again and time to head across the state to participate in the Colorado Renaissance Festival. So for a short time I will have my shop in vacation mode but will return from the past and back into Etsy land as soon as I can. Happy Summer! See you again in August.
In the meantime, follow me on Instagram @chaucypottery to get a glimpse of my activities and new pottery designs!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Welcome to Chaucy Pottery. It is summer time once again and time to head across the state to participate in the Colorado Renaissance Festival. So for a short time I will have my shop in vacation mode but will return from the past and back into Etsy land as soon as I can. Happy Summer! See you again in August.
In the meantime, follow me on Instagram @chaucypottery to get a glimpse of my activities and new pottery designs!

Chaucy Schader

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Chaucy Schader

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About ChaucyPottery

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On Etsy since 2016

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Creativity & Construction Coming Together

I have been a Colorado potter since I landed in Denver in the late 80’s, straight out of college in St. Louis, Missouri with a BFA in Sculpture and Ceramics. After graduating I loaded everything I owned into the back of my pickup and headed to Colorado. Everything about this state, the landscape, the big blue skies, and the laid-back people and lifestyle are what inspire me. Upon moving to Colorado I rented a shared studio space, moved out and down to the basement studio of my home, and graduated to a small studio and shop just outside of Parker, Colorado.

I believe it is important to know your community and working locally has given me the opportunity to connect with my customers and create strong relationships. I have enjoyed having my customers come to my studio for years to get a glimpse of my production and creative process. It allows me to get to know them and their styles and tastes. This gives me ideas and inspiration for new designs and use of color along with an understanding of how my wares are being used and where.

I recently decided to move my home and business from the Front Range of Colorado to the Western Slope on the other side of the state. On a weekend excursion to the mountains I came across a remote but oh so charming little town tucked into the North Fork Valley, Paonia. I knew immediately that this was where I wanted to reside as I settle into the second half of my life. I set forth on a quest to make things happen. I worked for two years getting my business in order and switching largely to online selling through Etsy. It was hard work picking up my life and studio after 28 years, but it all seemed to come together as if it was meant to be.

I bought a 100-year-old home that needed some love and quite a bit of renovation. I converted the detached 2½ car garage into a studio with lots of windows and a fully glass garage door to allow plenty of natural light in. It’s my dream workspace – my commute is 30 feet through my back yard to my studio, where customers are welcome and can find me almost any time of the day. The town is surrounded by mountains and orchards with the North Fork of the Gunnison River running right through town, giving me a truly beautiful landscape to view from the windows. As an extra bonus, the local post office is only a short four-block walk to mail Etsy orders. It is a simpler way of life that I am so thankful to have found.

In the summers you can find me at the Colorado Renaissance Festival in Larkspur, where I’ve had a booth and have been selling my wares for the past 9 years. This is another source of inspiration for me, surrounded by other talented artists in a truly unique and eclectic environment. And now that I’ve moved this allows me to say hello to my Front Range customers and gives me a chance to meet new customers from all over the country.

Life is a journey, and after years of exploring, finding my way through life and developing myself as an artist I’ve finally found the place I want to call home. I’m very grateful to do what I love every day and be able to run my own small business. I’m always looking ahead and can’t wait to see what life throws at me next.

-Chaucy

Shop members

  • Chaucy Schader

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Chaucy (shaw-see) has had her hands in clay for over 30 years since graduating with a BFA in Sculpture & Ceramics. She takes her inspiration from her surroundings, whether it's out at the Colorado Renaissance Festival or a simple hike with her pups.

  • Sammi

    Studio Manager, Graphic Designer, Marketer

    Sammi graduated from the Art Institute of Colorado with a BA in Graphic Design. When she isn't glazing pots and helping customers she's busy on the computer managing all social media accounts and keeping Chaucy on track and in the clay!

  • Janinne

    Den Mother, Inventory Expert, Customer Service

    Janinne assists Sammi with EVERYTHING and makes inventory run smoothly (so Sammi doesn't pull out her own hair). And she always makes sure we have studio snacks!

  • Magnolia Marie (Maggie)

    Studio Supervisor Of Happy

    Maggie keeps everyone happy with her smiles and love. And customers LOVE her! But her number one job is keeping Happy the puppy occupied so we can get our work done.

  • Happy

    Shop Greeter

    Happy is our shop dog in-training. Training not to be completed until he grows into his legs...

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
All sales are final. Please contact within 48 hours of receiving your purchase if there are any issues. If shop owner and buyer agree to a return, item must be returned in its original condition and original packaging with tracking number included. Once we receive the return we will issue a full refund of the item price. We do not refund the cost of original or return shipping. In the event that we are given an incorrect address and item is returned to us, customer is held responsible for any and all shipping costs.
Payment
All major credit cards accepted.
Shipping
All pottery is ready-to-ship, packed and shipped directly from our studio in Colorado via USPS Priority. All items are packaged with extreme care, using a combination of layers of cardboard, packing peanuts and foam to ensure safe receipt. Most products are insured through USPS.

More information

Last updated on May 18, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Is your pottery food safe?

YES! All pottery is food safe. I only use American-made clays and glazes that are guaranteed to be lead-free and food safe.

Is your pottery microwave safe?

YES! My high-fire pottery is matured fully and can be microwaved.

Is your pottery dishwasher safe?

YES! All pottery is dishwasher safe but hand washing is always recommended.

Can I put your pottery in the oven?

Yes, however, while stoneware pottery can tolerate both cold and hot temperatures, it can break if subjected to them too quickly.

Do you take custom orders?

I do not. Unfortunately, there aren't enough hours in the day to accommodate these requests and maintain my shop. And this allows me to focus on my current designs, come up with new designs and keep the creative juices flowing!

Care instructions

To care for your pottery, avoid scratching your stoneware pottery with hard bristled brushes or scraping food off with sharp objects. Stoneware pottery is strong and durable but should still be treated with care to maintain each pieces longevity.

Why do your shipping costs seem high?

I pack and ship directly from my studio in Colorado via USPS Priority. Items are packaged using a combination of layers of cardboard, packing peanuts and foam to ensure safe receipt. This shipping method adds additional weight to your already heavy pottery item, and USPS Priority uses weight and location to determine shipping costs.