Modern Ceramics and Vintage Jewelry

Blacksburg, Virginia · 18 Sales

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Kim  Picklap

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Kim Picklap


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Returning to Foundations

In 2012 Kim quit her full time job and moved, with the prospect of being able to practice interior design, pottery and yoga in more equal proportions. Sensing an overlap between her diverse interests she founded Dirt Studio as an interdisciplinary endeavor with a unifying belief in the importance of a quality day-to-day experience. This belief is not only instilled in Kim’s life but also to that of her clients and students and in the work and experiences she produces.

To Kim Dirt references this inconspicuous foundational quality of life that we all subconsciously need yet are forgetting in our conscious mind more and more. She does not follow particular schools of philosophy or traditions in any of her disciplines and instead focuses purely on the visceral aspects and tangible benefits her work can create. Dirt is from where the things we have are pulled, where we stand and experience our lives… its still there, just below our floors and under all that pavement


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Shop policies

Last updated on August 11, 2013
Welcome to Dirt Studio! My shop mostly focuses on my handmade ceramics, though my other interests (ahem, jewelry) may manage to work their way into my shop as well. All ceramics are hand-made, mostly wheel thrown, either at my home studio or at my teacher's studio.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal
Returns and exchanges
If an item reaches you in a damaged condition, please notify me within 3 business days of receipt, with a photo of the damaged piece. We can discuss either an exchange with a similar replacement item of equal value, or a refund.
I accept PayPal or money order. In-stock items will be shipped after payment is received. Custom or Made-to-Order items will be begun after payment is received.
All items will be shipped in mostly recycled packaging. They will be carefully packaged, and the items inside will be lovely, but the box itself may not be at it's prime. Please let me know if the item is a gift and I will use a new box.

Items are shipped via USPS or UPS standard shipping. Please contact me if you would like any upgrades on your shipping (such as insurance over $50, expedited shipping, etc.).
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM orders are accepted - I love working with people on works specific to you! Note that all CUSTOM and MADE TO ORDER items take roughly 6-8 weeks, depending on firing schedules. I make every effort to complete things in a timely manner, but cannot offer guaranteed delivery dates on custom pieces.

I am happy to do WEDDING REGISTRIES. Please contact me, and we can either set up a custom section, or create a basic tumblr blog. It is also possible to do a combination of the two. For an example of a tumblr blog registry, please visit http://derekmarriesalicia.tumblr.com/ .

WHOLESALE is available for retail stores and professional businesses. Please contact me for terms and information.

**Please note that all items are handmade and therefore subject to slight imperfections and variations. Every effort is made to accurately represent each item and it's quality. With custom and made to order pieces, every effort will be made to describe the anticipated piece. However, since elements such as heat and minerals tend to act according to their own preferences, despite all attempts at human control, some variation is to be expected. This is what makes each piece to exciting and unique!**