dkruegerbotanicart

dkruegerbotanicart

Portland, Oregon On Etsy since 2009

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dkruegerbotanicart

dkruegerbotanicart

Portland, Oregon | 2,644 Sales

Announcement    Welcome to dkruegerbotanicart!

Come and visit my work in person in Portland, OR at:

Sidestreet Arts - 140 SE 28th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97214
An inviting art gallery run by a collective, filled with amazing art.


Here at dkruegerbotanicart, we have an obsession with pods and art made from pod forms, especially seed pods, alien pods, and pods with holes in them. All of the decorative pieces begin as a hollow, round form and are shaped, poked, and paddled into a unique pod art work.

Thank you so much for looking at my work!

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 13, 2020

Welcome to dkruegerbotanicart!

Come and visit my work in person in Portland, OR at:

Sidestreet Arts - 140 SE 28th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97214
An inviting art gallery run by a collective, filled with amazing art.


Here at dkruegerbotanicart, we have an obsession with pods and art made from pod forms, especially seed pods, alien pods, and pods with holes in them. All of the decorative pieces begin as a hollow, round form and are shaped, poked, and paddled into a unique pod art work.

Thank you so much for looking at my work!

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denise krueger

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denise krueger

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About dkruegerbotanicart

Sales 2,644
On Etsy since 2009

Expressing the Universe in a Ball of Clay

As a pod maker, I face many challenges. First, how to explain these things that I am compelled to create. Next, what does one do with a pod? And lastly, how does one find a good home for all of her pods?

The pod form fascinates me and I keep waking up in the morning with fresh ideas for pod life. I draw my inspiration from plants, sea creatures, cellular forms and my crazy dreams. The pod idea grew from a class at our local ceramic supplier, Georgies, about 10 years ago, where they taught us how to make a hollow, round form from two pinched pots and I've been trying to figure out new ways to use these forms ever since.

Usually, I'm really stretching the functionality of the pod and it becomes more art than form. The salt and pepper shakers, jars, and vases seem useful, but most of what I make comes out more decorative than functional. I mostly make sculptural pods for walls or garden stakes and rattles. What can you do with a pod? Hopefully, it will tell you.

I opened my Etsy shop in 2009 to sell my pod-based-ornaments. It was a pretty big deal for me and a step towards becoming an established artist. I have other artistic dreams - I'd like to paint to express some of my vivid, colorful dreams, again - dreams about plants, sea creatures and cellular forms, but I'm not done yet making them from clay. I'd also like to one day to make my living from art and have a storefront art shop, where I could also feature other artists with a focus on collaboration. I still have a day job (which I do enjoy) to supplement my artistic income and it's a part of my life that's difficult to give up.

Pod Maker in Transition,

Denise

Shop members

  • Denise Krueger

    Owner, Designer, Pod Maker

    I love to make stuff. Currently, I am making stuff out of clay. I live in lovely Portland, OR and I have two cats who are excellent studio assistants.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 13, 2020
Thank you for looking at my art! I love to share my ideas and work with people.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If you are not happy with your piece after you have received it, please contact me and we can discuss how to make it better: refund, exchange, etc. I really want you to be happy with my art!
Payment
Dkruegerbotanicart accepts credit cards and PayPal through Etsy. Personal checks and money orders are also accepted. Items will be shipped within 1 day of receiving payment.
Shipping
I will ship items within 1 - 2 business days of receiving payment, using USPS. If you would like to use a different shipping method, just send a convo and we can work out the details. If I have miscalculated the shipping cost, I will refund the difference if the amount is more than $1.00.

International Customers! Please be advised that customs duties, taxes and processing fees may be incurred, depending on the country you're in (Canada!) You may be asked to pay this cost before receiving your parcel. If you wish to send me a convo before you place an order, I will be glad to figure out what those fees may be.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am willing to take custom orders, but because each piece is handmade, the finished result may not be exactly what you have in mind!