dgordon

Hand built, Handmade Pottery with an organic look

Boynton Beach, Florida

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    AT THIS TIME, WE DO NOT OFFER ANY CUSTOM BUILT ITEMS, NEITHER ARE WE ABLE TO ALTER ALREADY MADE ITEMS.

************As the creator of these items has, recently, sadly, passed away, there is no signature on the bottoms of her work. She had preferred to sign her work just prior to shipping it.***********



Hand made ceramics. Ring holders, sponge holders, trinket dishes, shower favors, spoon rests and Christmas ornaments! Lots to choose from! **PLEASE READ SIZES IN DESCRIPTION! ALL PICS ARE CLOSE UPS****
**We offer wholesale rates, as well as retail, message me for terms**

Please remember, colors may vary from monitor to monitor!
The white pieces are an Eggshell white, which is a slightly creamy off white.
Hand built pottery is not machine made! It will have it's own personality and imperfections, which makes it a truly unique piece!

Announcement

Last updated on May 5, 2021

AT THIS TIME, WE DO NOT OFFER ANY CUSTOM BUILT ITEMS, NEITHER ARE WE ABLE TO ALTER ALREADY MADE ITEMS.

************As the creator of these items has, recently, sadly, passed away, there is no signature on the bottoms of her work. She had preferred to sign her work just prior to shipping it.***********



Hand made ceramics. Ring holders, sponge holders, trinket dishes, shower favors, spoon rests and Christmas ornaments! Lots to choose from! **PLEASE READ SIZES IN DESCRIPTION! ALL PICS ARE CLOSE UPS****
**We offer wholesale rates, as well as retail, message me for terms**

Please remember, colors may vary from monitor to monitor!
The white pieces are an Eggshell white, which is a slightly creamy off white.
Hand built pottery is not machine made! It will have it's own personality and imperfections, which makes it a truly unique piece!

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About dgordon

Sales 30,300
On Etsy since 2006

it all begins with mud :)

**We offer wholesale rates, as well as retail, convo me for terms**
Please note: Our work is made to be lightweight for a delicate look. It is not a heavy clunky piece of pottery.
~~ Our work is unglazed on the bottom where the pottery touches the kiln shelf, and then signed~~
Please remember, colors may vary from monitor to monitor!
The white pieces are an Antique white, which is a slightly creamy off white.
Hand built pottery is not machine made! It will have it's own personality and imperfections, which makes it a truly unique piece!
Please hand wash to preserve the life of your pieces.

To make a ring holder we..
come up with an idea of what I'd like it to look like..
I cut 25 lbs of clay with a wire tool.
I put a piece in my hand cranked slab roller.
I take the slab and press lace into the wet clay.
I hand cut the shape I want.
I let it dry a bit and them form it into a bowl shape.
I roll out the posts.
I attach the post with slip.
Once its dry I take a wet sponge to smooth the edges.
It has to sit for several days (depending on the thickness) to dry.
It gets fired the first time in our own kiln for 9 hours.
The next day I hand glaze it, adding details.
I fire it the second time.
I take it out of the kiln and breathe a sigh of relief that it didnt warp, that the glaze came out perfect and that there are no imperfections.
I take a pic, list it on etsy, and personally pack it once it sells.
Part of this process includes having to fill (make enough pieces!) our rather large kiln before we can run it. Each load will hold about 200 pieces depending on the size of the items.
Hand made from start to finish!

Shop members

  • deb

    Owner, Maker

    Dad began this business and I joined in later helping with the "computer part" as well as working side by side. I apprenticed under dad for several years before striking out on my own. .

  • Bryan

    Assistant, Shipper, Kiln Firer

    Longtime boyfriend and partner.

  • Sara

    Assistant, Maker, Marketer

    Youngest daughter. Extremely talented.

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Last updated on Feb 2, 2019
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