DowningPottery

handmade tableware that celebrates home

Tacoma, Washington · 1217 Sales

DowningPottery

handmade tableware that celebrates home

Tacoma, Washington 1217 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars
(252)

Announcement   Thank you for checking out my Etsy Shop! All products are 100% handmade with love and safe to use in the microwave and dishwasher.
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For more, find Downing Pottery on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @DowningPottery

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 9, 2017

Thank you for checking out my Etsy Shop! All products are 100% handmade with love and safe to use in the microwave and dishwasher.
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For more, find Downing Pottery on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @DowningPottery

Sarah D Woodson

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Sarah D Woodson

Minneapolis Mug (new design!)
$38.00
Camper Cup in Dark Blue
$24.00
University Place Mug (new design)
$38.00
Vashon Island Mug
$38.00
Salt Box
$22.00
Spoon Rests
$24.00
Gig Harbor Mugs in Dark Green
$38.00
Kitchen Utensil Holder
$34.00
Tacoma Cup
$24.00
Detroit Mug (new design!)
$38.00
Spokane Mug
$38.00
Gig Harbor Mug
$38.00
Salt and Pepper Boxes
$38.00
Left Handed, Lidded Tea Mug
$42.00
Vancouver, BC Mug in Dark Blue
$38.00
Happy Camper Cup
$26.00
Burien Mug (new design!)
$38.00
San Juan Island Cup
$24.00
Small Serving Pitcher
$28.00
Atlanta Mug
$38.00
Tacoma Mug
$38.00
Vashon Island Mug (new design!)
$38.00
Miami Mug
$38.00
SALE Miami Mug
$24.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(252)
Sonnya DeBonis

Sonnya DeBonis on May 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

So pretty!! Thank you! It arrived well packed and safe.

paflint

paflint on May 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is my second order from this artist/seller. I really love her work. Her designs are simple, yet beautiful, and her colors are really lovely.

Nicole Martin

Nicole Martin on May 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Fast shipping with friendly service! Very nice quality pottery.

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Updates

I made a Minneapolis mug and took it to MSP for a photo shoot. This design is now available for order in my shop!

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Minneapolis Mug (new design!)
$38.00
Detroit mugs! Now available for order.

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Detroit Mug (new design!)
$38.00
I've got a handful of finished spoon rests, ready to ship! You'll find them in the "IN STOCK" section of my shop.

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Spoon Rest for Nicolle
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About

Oh! Your Poor Hands.....

My Grandmother Alice was a hand model for Jergens in the 1920s. She used to say that I had inherited her hands and for the love of Pete was she dismayed at what I have done to them! She left us in 2005, just a few months shy of her 100th birthday, and up until her final moments she had perfect nails.

Every time I would go to visit, she would hold out her hands so that I could lay mine on hers for an inspection. Fail. There is just no way to have model hands while working as a clay artist. There is no polish that could withstand the constant exfoliation of whirling clay (and if there is, I wouldn't want to use it!). There is no lotion, not even Jergens, that can keep in the moisture while dipping my hands in and out of water buckets and vats of glaze all day long. It's a lost cause.

But what these poor hands give me is a vocation that is creative, sustaining and fulfilling. I get to go to my studio each day and make pots that work for people. Mugs that fit their hands just right, bowls that they use every morning. For that, I am so so grateful and I think Nana Alice would be proud.

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  • Sarah D Woodson

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Shipping Department, Customer Service

    In summer 1999 I took my first pottery class. Starting as a weekend dabbler, I spent more and more time at the studio until it eventually became a job. Fast forward a decade and its the only job I want to do.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 17, 2017
Thanks for visiting Downing Pottery's Etsy page! All of my pieces are handmade, with love, in Tacoma, WA.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Sales tax is charged on WA State orders only.
Shipping
All pieces are secured in bubble wrap and padded with plenty of paper and/or peanuts. It may look a bit excessive, but please know that it works and that I get all of my packing materials (save boxes) second hand.

Seattle Area Customers: use coupon code VENUE to pick-up orders at Venue in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood: 5408 22nd Ave NW

Tacoma Area Customers: convo me about pick-up at my home studio.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds and exchanges will be considered only if an error has been made on my part.
Additional policies and FAQs
Buying a Gift?
I am happy to ship directly to the recipient and include a note from you. Please fill me in on all the details in the "Note to Seller" box during checkout.