DowningPottery

handmade tableware that celebrates home

Tacoma, Washington | 2078 Sales

DowningPottery

handmade tableware that celebrates home

Tacoma, Washington 2078 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars (383)

Announcement   HOLIDAY UPDATE: All Made to Order items will be shipping in the new year. I will update the Ready to Ship section of my shop through December for last minute holiday shopping. Thanks for all the love and support in 2018!!
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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 @DowningPottery

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 9, 2018

HOLIDAY UPDATE: All Made to Order items will be shipping in the new year. I will update the Ready to Ship section of my shop through December for last minute holiday shopping. Thanks for all the love and support in 2018!!
* * * * * * * * * * * *
Thank you for checking out my Etsy Shop! All products are 100% handmade with love and safe to use in the microwave and dishwasher.
* * * * * * * * * * * *
For more, find Downing Pottery on Instagram & Facebook @DowningPottery

Sarah D Woodson

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snowflake️ Last Minute Shoppers!! snowflake
All items left on my shelves (and in the seconds bin) are now listed in my Etsy shop. Use coupon code “JOY2017” for free domestic shipping on any in stock item.
*** offer not valid for made to order listings ***

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I have 4 Happy Camper Cups in stock!
(and always, available for order)

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Five stripe utensil holder! Currently one in stock and ready to ship - or can always be made to order.
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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 two decades and its the only job I want to do.

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