clayshapergallery

Unique Handmade Pottery for the Everyday.

California, United States · 489 Sales

clayshapergallery

Unique Handmade Pottery for the Everyday.

California, United States 489 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(206)

Announcement   Hello and thank you for looking at my shop. I am moving both home and studio and need a moment to catch my breath. Will re-list items in a week or so. If you'd like to be kept up to date on what is going on, go to my website: www.clayshapergallery.com to sign up for my mailing list and find links to Facebook, instagram and pinterest accounts.
Thank you and see you soon!



Unique Handmade Pottery by: Sally Anne Stahl
WELCOME! I want my pottery to be used everyday. So I strive to make a pot that is beautiful to look at, touch and use. I am inspired by food and nature. From food, I strive to create the perfect piece of pottery to serve your favorite foods in. Even if it's Peanut Butter & Jelly. From nature, i try to bring it's colors, textures and shapes into my pots.

My pottery can be used in a non-preheated oven, in a microwave and can be put into the dishwasher.

I make all of my pottery. I throw on the wheel as well as hand-build. I like to make my pots in small batches, so I can flow with an idea and get it right, as well as keep a high standard of quality.
I also like to explore the world of clay through wood firing.

To see more of my work and further information on wood firing please visit my web site:
www.clayshapergallery.com

Find me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/clayshapergallery

While shopping, feel free to "convo" me with any questions.

Please see Shop Policies for more info on Custom Orders, Wedding Registry, Layaway, Wholesale and more.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/clayshapergallery/policy

Announcement
Last updated on May 1, 2016

Hello and thank you for looking at my shop. I am moving both home and studio and need a moment to catch my breath. Will re-list items in a week or so. If you'd like to be kept up to date on what is going on, go to my website: www.clayshapergallery.com to sign up for my mailing list and find links to Facebook, instagram and pinterest accounts.
Thank you and see you soon!



Unique Handmade Pottery by: Sally Anne Stahl
WELCOME! I want my pottery to be used everyday. So I strive to make a pot that is beautiful to look at, touch and use. I am inspired by food and nature. From food, I strive to create the perfect piece of pottery to serve your favorite foods in. Even if it's Peanut Butter & Jelly. From nature, i try to bring it's colors, textures and shapes into my pots.

My pottery can be used in a non-preheated oven, in a microwave and can be put into the dishwasher.

I make all of my pottery. I throw on the wheel as well as hand-build. I like to make my pots in small batches, so I can flow with an idea and get it right, as well as keep a high standard of quality.
I also like to explore the world of clay through wood firing.

To see more of my work and further information on wood firing please visit my web site:
www.clayshapergallery.com

Find me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/clayshapergallery

While shopping, feel free to "convo" me with any questions.

Please see Shop Policies for more info on Custom Orders, Wedding Registry, Layaway, Wholesale and more.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/clayshapergallery/policy

Sally Anne Stahl

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Sally Anne Stahl

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(206)
savoykay

savoykay on Feb 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I was amazed when I received this honey pot...even more beautiful than in the pictures! I ordered it as a gift for my daughter and she was thrilled. And it was promptly shipped (and very carefully packed).

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About

I am endeavoring to make your favorite mug.

The desire to learn how to throw was with me in my childhood. I just want to know why the dirt in my back yard, when wet, would be so lovely, would then dry, crumble and return to dust. I know that there was mud out there that could stay together and become so much more. I have no memory in my childhood of seeing a potter at work on a wheel nor do I remember playing with clay. Now it seems like a innate yearning.
At 31, I finally took my first pottery class. For the first time in my life, I was in love.
I spent the first year hand-building, then tried my luck at the wheel.To this day, much of my work is a combination of the two. My foundation in clay comes from a functional perspective. I enjoy making pots for every day use who’s form, function and aesthetics are in harmony. My hope to make pots that enhance our everyday rituals.
After spending seven years in a small community studio, I have ventured out to a new state, studio and to wood firing. My works for wood fire are a greater exploration of the world around me. I bring my love of nature’s textures, shapes and color into the pieces that I have been making and then let the flame baptize each piece with a spontaneous impression of it’s force, that I could not have rendered otherwise.

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  • Sally Anne Stahl

    Owner, Potter

    Clay has taught me to be humble: It reminds me every so often that it is the master of it’s own fate. Clay has taught me to be versatile: It can be shaped, contorted, pushed and pulled at every stage of making, constantly reminding me to do the same.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 13, 2013
Hello and welcome. I have been working in clay since 1999. I spent a few years at an art school that didn’t have a ceramics department. Years later I found the joy of working with mud. I’m mostly self taught with the guidance from master potters, workshops, books and You Tube.

My currant focus is firing my work in a japanese style wood kiln. Please see my website for more information regarding the oldest form of firing pottery: www.clayshapergallery.com
I've also got some great information on upcoming events!

My pottery can be used in the oven, but please do not put it in a pre-heated oven. Cold ovens are best. And you never want to take a piece of pottery from the fridge or freezer to the oven either.
My pottery can also be used in a microwave, but you don't want to take a pot that's been sitting in water - i.e. dirty in the sink - wash it and microwave it. It can crack.
My pottery can be put into the dishwasher, but remember that dish detergents are abrasive and will dull pots over time.
The worst thing you can do to a pot is never use it. Second worst is drop it on your foot. Ouch!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept payment through Direct Checkout with Credit Card or PayPal. Purchases must be completed within three days. If Paypal payment is not received within three days, the transaction will be canceled.

I no longer accept checks or money orders as payment.

I will be glad to RESERVE an item for you for later payment. Items will be reserved for 7 days, additional time will be provided on a case-by-case basis if communication is maintained so that I know you are still interested in making the purchase. Please convo me.

If you're interested in a LAYAWAY, please convo me to arrange it. Lay-away purchases must be completely paid off within 6 weeks. Interim payments are forfeited if purchase is not completed within the alloted time period.
Shipping
Because pottery is weighty and fragile, it requires extra packaging (bubble wrap, filler material, double boxing) to adequately protect it during transit. As a result, shipping costs are significantly higher than for other less fragile, non-breakable items. I use USPS - Parcel Post. Please convo me if you would like me to use a different or faster service. Please convo me if you would like to ship out of country to get a shipping rate.

I often recycle boxes and packaging material, so if your purchase is for a gift and you would like a nicer, unused box, please let me know. [Note that mine is a nonsmoking household.]

I will ship to the address provided by Etsy. Please email me with shipping instructions if you want it sent to a different address.
Refunds and Exchanges
I make every effort to properly package the pottery to avoid breakage. Please contact me if the item(s) arrive damaged and I will make arrangement for the appropriate replacement or refund.( For insurance purposes, photos of damage work may be needed.)

I want you to be happy with your purchase. If for any reason you are not satisfied, please contact me so that we may rectify the situation. If you wish to return the product, please convo me within 10 days with your intention to return it. Once I receive the item(s) undamaged, I will issue a refund for the cost of the item. Shipping costs, to and from, are not refundable. Return shipments must be sent insured. Items should be returned no later than 15 days after purchase for a full refund. A 50% refund will be issued if items are returned 30 days after purchase (to compensate for having had the items out of the shop for that period of time). I am sorry, but I cannot refund items that are not returned to me within 30 days.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM ORDER INFORMATION:
-Please be aware that due to the nature of handmade pottery, when ordering 2 or more of a same item, that they may look alike, but each will have variations. (Items to be based on currently for sale or sold items, will not be exact copies.)
-Unlike other handmade crafts, with a custom order of pottery, I will have to make more than what you are ordering to guarantee a high quality item. ( Within the making process, I can be thwarted by cracks, bloating, glaze mishaps, other peoples mishaps, etc. I need to make more items than what is ordered to compensate.) Some Custom orders may be at a higher cost than an already listed items.
- Due to the above information, all custom orders must have a nonrefundable deposit of 50% or may be prepaid. ( If an order is cancelled on a full prepay, only 50% will be refunded to the customer.) Depending on what you are ordering, the base price for an item may be hire than an currently listed item. Please convo me for details.
-I cannot honor a discount coupon code for a custom order.
-Personalized custom orders will have a higher base price than my regular stock. Contact me for more info. Personalized orders must be prepaid in full.
-I can not offer a "sale" price for a custom order to be copied from an existing "sale" listing.
-Most custom orders take 6-8 weeks for making. I will gladly keep you up to date as to what stage your order is in. (I will give you an approximate delivery date on large orders.)

WHOLESALE INQUIRIES:
I will gladly sell wholesale to Handmade Galleries or Boutiques. Please contact me for line sheets and terms

WEDDING REGISTRY:
I am happy to set up a wedding registry for you. I can do this with you in one of three ways:
1- I can create a WISH LIST listing for you and in the description include items I already have for sale that you would wish for gifts. You can then send a link to your family and friends so that they may purchase a gift for you. I will update the listing every time an item is sold, so your WISH LIST is always current.

2- I can create a CUSTOM ORDER for you which would be paid for in full in advance. Then, as pieces are purchased by your guests, I will gift wrap and mail them to the bride's address, and refund your PayPal account. If there are unordered pieces, I'll ship them to you also, and you'll have a full set. Generally the bride's mother pays in advance and then the unordered pieces become her gift to you.

3- I can create a CUSTOM ORDER WISH LIST listings. This would be listings of items you would like to have made for you. You would then send a link to your family and friends so they may see your Custom Order Wish List to purchase a gift for you. We will also set a time limit as to how long the items will be offered. Once the expiration date has pasted, I will keep you updated on my throwing schedule and approximate delivery time.

For Custom Order options, I will happily work with you to create a dinner set you will love and enjoy for a lifetime.

I am only one person and make all my pottery myself. Because of this my "in stock" inventories are low compared to large department stores. If there is an item in my sold section you particularly love, that I am not selling currently, I can see what I have available from my Craft Fair stock, so please ask.

All orders will be shipped to the bride and/or Groom's address.

Please "Convo" me regarding my availability and terms.