ClayPathStudio

Handcrafted Pottery

Red Lion, Pennsylvania | 148 Sales

ClayPathStudio

Handcrafted Pottery

Red Lion, Pennsylvania 148 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Kirsten Firlik and Brooke Teter

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Kirsten Firlik and Brooke Teter

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Dinner Sets, handmade to order & available in a variety of colors. Great for everyday use or entertaining guests. Wedding registry available.

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About

Our Story

Every great story starts in a basement, right? Well, ours does. Seven years ago we (Brooke Teter & Kirsten Firlik) decided to jump of a cliff and turn a long time hobby into a business. It wasn't too long before we needed to quit our jobs so we could focus on our growing business. In the past seven years we have taught classes, rented studio space, participated in art shows and sold supplies. Eventually we knew we needed to make a decision as to what we needed to focus on as a business. Although a long road with many bumps, the decision was easy-make pots of course, because that is where our gifts and talents clearly laid.

Now our focus is solely on making simply elegant handcrafted pottery. We aim to create products that are not only practical for everyday use, but also artful and elegant enough for special celebrations and entertaining. From the very beginning we've collaborated in creating all of our work. We believe this to be a unique attribute of our business. From brainstorming and planning to executing designs, glazing & firing, there isn't a piece that leaves our studio that hasn't been worked on by both of us. We've discovered we work best as a team. And let's face it it's just a whole lot more fun that way too! We hope our work brings enjoyment and a smile to your face as much as it does ours.

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  • Kirsten Firlik and Brooke Teter

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    We collaborate in creating all of our work. And believe this to be a unique attribute of our business. Every piece that leaves our studio has been worked on by both of us. We hope our work brings you joy and puts a smile to your face.

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Last updated on Sep 30, 2016
Frequently asked questions
If I get a set will they be the exact same size and color?

Short answer, no. We throw each piece individually by starting with the same weight of clay. Each piece will vary slightly. One may be shorter or fatter by a little bit. It is hand formed, not formed in a mold. They are then glazed and fired. Slight changes in glaze thickness and kiln placement and kiln temperature can create slightly different results. All items are handmade and we hope our customers will embrace the small variations.

Can I order a different glaze color?

We have multiple glaze options available, limited to what you see in our shop. Any item can be glazed in any glaze option available. If you do not see the specific piece and glaze combo you are interested in, contact us and we can set up a custom order for you.

If I send you a picture, can you make an exact replica?

No. We have our own throwing style and our own set of glazes. Even if your previous piece was handmade that does not mean we can make a replica, nor would we be interested in copying someone else's work. If you want me to make a specific piece that is slightly different than an item we have have listed, message us to see if we can.

Custom and personalized orders.

Custom orders will take longer than our regular processing times. After we agree on your order we will make you a custom listing for you to purchase. We require payment in full to begin custom orders. It will take a minimum of 12 weeks, but sometimes longer depending on request. Please have patience with us during this process.

Custom orders are created from scratch, and can take up to a week to create your piece and then dry it completely. The piece is then bisque fired which takes one full day to fire, and two days to cool. The pot is then glazed with food safe lead free glazes, and this process can take up to two days. After glazing, the piece is kiln fired again which takes one full day to fire and two days to cool.

Wedding registries and wholesale.

Wedding registries: Contact us to begin the process of creating your registry. We will work with you to determine the specific items for your registry and then make you your own special listing. The recipients agree to purchase all of the remaining pieces within two months after the wedding date.

Wholesale inquiries: Serious wholesale inquiries are welcomed with Tax ID (resale license) provided. Please contact us for info or find our shop on Etsy Wholesale.