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dkruegerbotanicart

dkruegerbotanicart

Portland, Oregon · 1546 Sales

dkruegerbotanicart

dkruegerbotanicart

Portland, Oregon 1546 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(698)

Announcement   Welcome to dkruegerbotanicart!
Exciting news - pods are now available locally! Come and visit my work in person in Portland, OR at two of the most fascinating shops in town:

Artistic Portland -318 SW Taylor in downtown Portland, Oregon - a craft co-op with 50+ members.

And

hammer + vine -2190 W Burnside, Portland, Oregon - a shop filled with amazing plants and curated handcrafts. You need to see it!

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 27, 2016

Welcome to dkruegerbotanicart!
Exciting news - pods are now available locally! Come and visit my work in person in Portland, OR at two of the most fascinating shops in town:

Artistic Portland -318 SW Taylor in downtown Portland, Oregon - a craft co-op with 50+ members.

And

hammer + vine -2190 W Burnside, Portland, Oregon - a shop filled with amazing plants and curated handcrafts. You need to see it!

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!

denise krueger

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denise krueger

Three Cream White Bloom Pods Wall Art 2
$42.00
Three White Ceramic Sea Urchin Pods
$42.00
Turquoise Ceramic Sea Urchin Pod Wall Ornament
$18.00
One Purple Ceramic Sea Urchin Pod Wall Art 3
$14.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(698)
katmingus

katmingus on Dec 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I ordered 3 pods and they were delivered in 3 days. In addition Diane enclosed another little extra which was equally beautiful. I just love this shop and her work.

Todd Carpenter

Todd Carpenter on Nov 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Denise Kruger is great. Her ceramics are beautiful and well made. She is very responsive. We bought three of these barnacles 5 years ago. When we wanted another one, she was able to make one that matched the other three perfectly. She is very responsive and helpful and makes beautiful pieces of art.

sagastumepa

sagastumepa on Nov 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love this little vase and looks like there are lots of trees with winter red berries close by. Thank you so much~

sagastumepa

sagastumepa on Nov 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love this ceramic pod. Will be perfect for my desk. So sweet and lovely. Thank you so much for the quick shipping~

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About

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

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  • 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 May 27, 2016
Thank you for looking at my art! I love to share my ideas and work with people.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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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 day 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.
Refunds and Exchanges
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!
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!