earthinart

Earth In Art, Nature-inspired Mosaic pottery, ceramic

Utah, United States · 131 Sales

earthinart

Earth In Art, Nature-inspired Mosaic pottery, ceramic

Utah, United States 131 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(41)

Announcement   Welcome to the Etsy shop for Earth In Art, located in South Weber, Utah. This is a small scale pottery shop where I may produce 20-30 items each month as my time is divvied up among the kids, husband, house, dog...need I list more?

The pieces I produce are all one of a kind, and a combination of wheel thrown and hand built. No two pieces are ever alike as is common with all potters, however, most of my pieces are never duplicated thought the use of molds or forms. I prefer to allow the clay to take its own shape, and when I reproduce items they are done so from memory rather than from photos. Needless to say, none are identical in form, and that does not account the variation in glazing.

If you want to see what I am currently working on, check out Earth In Art's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Earthinart
Here you will find pictures of pieces as they are being constructed, changes to the studio and pieces that are custom orders that don't make the Etsy page.

The pieces I produce incorporate ideas inspired by the environment that surrounds me, or places I visit. Leaves, bark, shells, and hand-carved stamps are incorporated into many designs. Lately I have returned to the use of reclaimed stained glass (lead free of course) and heirloom doilies in many pieces.

While I always will ship on Mondays, I also make every effort to ship within 2 days of pacing an order. Items are packed in recycled packing materials and are double boxed for safety. A small thank you is included in each box. That means your piece will come safely, however, it's presentation reflects the focus on recycling and not on beauty.

Items are shipped with insurance to cover the cost of the piece and the shipping. Shipping fees are estimated and where the difference between estimated and actual exceeds $2, I will refund you the difference. I typically use USPS Priority Mail to allow for quick delivery 1-3 days in the US. From time to time I will use UPS for larger items. I will ship internationally and rates will be on a case by case basis, please convo me and I can provide you with a quote.

I love custom orders! All efforts are made to fill a custom order in a period of 2-4 weeks, from placement of the order to arrival at your home. I always send a picture of the item(s) to you prior to shipping to ensure your satisfaction. Please convo me if you'd like a custom piece, or an item in a different color configuration.

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 24, 2016

Welcome to the Etsy shop for Earth In Art, located in South Weber, Utah. This is a small scale pottery shop where I may produce 20-30 items each month as my time is divvied up among the kids, husband, house, dog...need I list more?

The pieces I produce are all one of a kind, and a combination of wheel thrown and hand built. No two pieces are ever alike as is common with all potters, however, most of my pieces are never duplicated thought the use of molds or forms. I prefer to allow the clay to take its own shape, and when I reproduce items they are done so from memory rather than from photos. Needless to say, none are identical in form, and that does not account the variation in glazing.

If you want to see what I am currently working on, check out Earth In Art's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Earthinart
Here you will find pictures of pieces as they are being constructed, changes to the studio and pieces that are custom orders that don't make the Etsy page.

The pieces I produce incorporate ideas inspired by the environment that surrounds me, or places I visit. Leaves, bark, shells, and hand-carved stamps are incorporated into many designs. Lately I have returned to the use of reclaimed stained glass (lead free of course) and heirloom doilies in many pieces.

While I always will ship on Mondays, I also make every effort to ship within 2 days of pacing an order. Items are packed in recycled packing materials and are double boxed for safety. A small thank you is included in each box. That means your piece will come safely, however, it's presentation reflects the focus on recycling and not on beauty.

Items are shipped with insurance to cover the cost of the piece and the shipping. Shipping fees are estimated and where the difference between estimated and actual exceeds $2, I will refund you the difference. I typically use USPS Priority Mail to allow for quick delivery 1-3 days in the US. From time to time I will use UPS for larger items. I will ship internationally and rates will be on a case by case basis, please convo me and I can provide you with a quote.

I love custom orders! All efforts are made to fill a custom order in a period of 2-4 weeks, from placement of the order to arrival at your home. I always send a picture of the item(s) to you prior to shipping to ensure your satisfaction. Please convo me if you'd like a custom piece, or an item in a different color configuration.

Barbara Crosbie

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Nancy Scarano

Nancy Scarano on Dec 1, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I am delighted with the beautiful pie plate! It is exactly as ordered and I'm hoping it will become a treasure through the years for my daughter who loves to bake! The glazes are lovely! The piece also arrived promptly and perfectly packaged for the delivery of a fragile item! It was a pleasure to do business with you and many thanks for your talent! Nancy

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Production in the South Weber UT studio is underway

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Getting ready for Lakeside Artistry show on Saturday November 28 at the Presbyterian church in Skaneateles NY (10-5)

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Pie anyone? 6 pie plates to choose from, visit www.etsy.com/shop/earthinart
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About

Constantly Evolving

Like many people I know, the area of study I chose as an adolescent has not led to a linear career path. In high school I found the art room an area of solace, a place where I could express myself and be introspective without judgment. It was the class I looked forward to wherever it may lay in the schedule. Despite graduating at the top of my art class, I had serious doubts that I could make a career of it. That resulted in the decision to pursue another avenue, science. Six years and two degrees later I embarked on on what would be a successful career as a water quality scientist, with over 10 years spent working a a consultant, regulator and advisor. During this time I always made time to take pottery classes at a local art school, and here is where I found my passion. I was frequently bringing home clay or half finished projects to satiate my desire to create with clay. For six years I was found in a weekly class, and was learning with some great potters in Dundas Ontario Canada. Then, out of the blue, my husband had an opportunity to make a bug career move and I decided to put my career on the back burner to allow him the chance to pursue it. As with so many of us, in these ten years of work, a marriage and two kids coincided.

A move to Utah transformed my career aspirations to full time dedication to raising a family in a new country and state. As we explored, met new people, and adapted to our new mountain home, our kids grew, school started, and I again found time for my own interests. At this point I once again found time for art in my life, and that is where this little company found its roots. After making my own pieces and learning my way with the clay for about a year, I was approached by a neighbor who was looking for a pottery class for her son. That is how I began teaching local kids, and later adults, in the town, thereby filling a void in the community. Later, I initiated an art club in the kids school so that all kids in the community could have exposure to working with clay.

Right about the same time that all my new pottery initiatives were taking off in Utah, it was time to make a move again. This time it was to central New York State, to a small town in the Finger Lakes region, named Skaneateles, or as I like to call it, "The Big Skinny". A year hiatus was caused by the delay in finding a home and setting up a new studio, and finally, finally, Earth In Art was back in business in our new location. During the hiatus I decided to make the transition from lowfire clay to midfire stoneware and I have loved working with this more durable medium, although I miss the bright colours. In the past year I have begun teaching classes to children and adults at Schweinfurth Art Centre. More recently we made the move back to Utah!

Earth in Art is a true representation of my own self. It incorporates my love of nature into a three dimensional form that is most often useful, and where possible, multipurpose. It always ties in my natural surroundings, from leaves to rocks or tree bark, and of late, it also incorporates lace doilies made by the hands of the mother, grandmothers and aunts who have influenced my life. It makes me smile to see the bottom of a bowl that reflects the lace pattern I can remember my mother creating with her two hands. The texture and stamps that I make and tie into my pieces are constantly changing according to the places I live and visit. I strive to make a completely unique handmade piece each time, whether that is done through design and texture or through the approach to glazing. The balance between the design and construction, and the final glaze finish, is what I focus on mastering.

My pottery also incorporates many environmentally friendly principles that are integral to my daily life: reuse and recycling to reduce the overall impact on the earth. For instance, I recycle every bit of scrap clay into new pieces, either my own or for kids classes; I use scrap pieces or shards of stained glass that are too small; I incorporate old pottery into mosaics and garden accents; and, I fire only full kilns during off peak hours. These principles are important to me and I am looking for ways to further lessen the impact of my art on the environment. My next goal is to have a solar powered pottery wheel.

Whether I am throwing on the wheel, building by hand, or combining the two techniques, I am loving the creative process! If you have a piece you'd like customized, such as leaf from your favorite tree or a piece of lace you'd like represented in a dish, send me a conversation or a custom piece request. I'd be happy to take on the challenge and provide you with that treasured heirloom!

Make sure to check back often, my work is constantly changing; I like to keep it new and fresh!

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    The basic dirt: A one woman operation, small annual output, inspiration in nature and perfect curve. Trained by awesome Canadian potters at DVSA, plus a significant amount of self discovery.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 15, 2013
All my pieces are made using lowfire or midfire clays and glazes. All pieces are microwave, dishwasher and oven-safe. Hand washing is recommended only to protect the piece from chipping. The glazes I use are all non-toxic and food-safe. Where possible I use environmentally friendly practices in the production of these pieces.

I try my best to produce a high-quality product that is reasonably priced and that will serve the customer well for many years.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Paypal, credit card and Money Order are accepted. Payment is due at the time of purchase unless the buyer contacts the shop and alternate arrangements are agreed upon. Money orders must be received prior to shipment. All orders cancelled prior to shipment are accepted. All taxes are included in the price listed.
Shipping
Shipments are made weekly, on Mondays, and alternate shipping days must be arranged on a case-by-case basis. USPS shipping is the sellers preferred method and all shipments are insured for loss or breakage. During holiday periods
shipments are made several times per week, usually within 2 days of placing the order. USPS is the primary shipping method used, with priority (1-3 day) flat rate chosen most frequently. All pieces are shipped with insurance, except for ornaments. UPS is used on occasion for larger pieces as they can provide the best price and fastest delivery.

Orders must be placed by December 20th to guarantee delivery by Christmas.

Any shipments outside the US resulting in duties will be paid by the buyer and these charges are not the responsibility of the seller
Refunds and Exchanges
All sales are considered final, unless breakage or damage during shipping occurs. In this case a replacement piece will be prepared by the seller and shipped to the buyer at no expense to the buyer, unless extenuating circumstances do not allow time for a replacement, and the latter case a refund for the item and shipping is provided.

If the buyer is truly unsatisfied with the piece for reasons considered reasonable by both parties, a replacement piece will be prepared at the expense of the seller. Shipping will be paid for by the buyer for the return of the orignal piece, and the new piece will be shipped at the seller's expense. Such an exchange must be made within 30 days of receipt of the piece.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are available at request of the buyer. A limited number of glazes are used in this shop. The colors and materials used in the requested piece must be detailed by the buyer, in addition to the size and shape of the product requested. Slight variations from the request may occur as this is a handmade product and variation from piece to piece is anticipated. This applies to the size and colors of the finished product.