emilymurphy

Handmade functional porcelain pottery by Emily Murphy

Minneapolis, Minnesota · 396 Sales

emilymurphy

Handmade functional porcelain pottery by Emily Murphy

Minneapolis, Minnesota 396 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(96)

Announcement   ✪✪✪ Use coupon code: WINTER for 15% off your purchase of $20 or more. Cannot be used on custom orders. Good through December 18, 2016. ✪✪✪

☆☆☆ $5 shipping (per shipping address) ☆☆☆

Emily Murphy Pottery is handmade, one of a kind functional porcelain pottery. It is intended for daily use. Mugs, bowls, soap dispensers, plates, serving pieces...

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Last updated on Dec 5, 2016

✪✪✪ Use coupon code: WINTER for 15% off your purchase of $20 or more. Cannot be used on custom orders. Good through December 18, 2016. ✪✪✪

☆☆☆ $5 shipping (per shipping address) ☆☆☆

Emily Murphy Pottery is handmade, one of a kind functional porcelain pottery. It is intended for daily use. Mugs, bowls, soap dispensers, plates, serving pieces...

Check out to see what I'm up to::
blog:: http://potteryblog.com
facebook:: http://www.facebook.com/emilymurphypottery
website:: http://emilymurphy.com
twitter:: https://twitter.com/potteryblog
instagram:: @potteryblog

subscribe to my newsletter and updates here: http://potteryblog.com/subscribe/

To learn more about me and my work: http://www.etsy.com/shop/emilymurphy/about
To learn more about my shop policies: http://www.etsy.com/shop/emilymurphy/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

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Blue glazed salt cellar with henna pattern
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(96)
LindaSunshine

LindaSunshine on Dec 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This huge mug is beautiful! It isn't heavy, considering the size, is a beautiful soft color, & feels smooth in the hand. This one is a keeper.

robertpress2

robertpress2 on Dec 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Arrived really well packaged, and as lovely as anticipated. Love the bee on the inside of the lid. So pleased that we are buying more as Christmas gifts

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Updates

New soap dispensers, foam and regular, newly listed!
I'm setting up a studio sale with pieces from my Etsy shop! 20% off online with coupon code: STAR2015. Or if you're in Minneapolis this weekend, swing by my studio for an in person sale!

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This is what my Etsy shop looks like in my studio! Everything is set aside from the rest of my inventory so I don't 'double sell' anything accidentally. The post-it notes are measurements and blue tape is my note to myself that they are in my Etsy shop.

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About

$5 flat shipping sale! And if you're local (Minneapolis/ St. Paul area) use coupon code LOCALPICKUP to pick up your purchase and save on shipping!

I'm a potter working in porcelain in my home studio in the Powderhorn neighborhood of south Minneapolis. I make functional pots that bring seek to find a balance between beauty and utility. I write a blog, potteryblog.com about my adventures in clay.
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Artist Statement:

Emily Murphy
September 2012

Over the past three years, my life has turned upside down. I moved from Chicago, my home for 10 years to Minneapolis. Bought a condemned, abandoned duplex and completely renovated it, inside and out. Married my partner, Ian, after 14 years together. Built a studio in our new home. Switched from soda fired stoneware to cone 10 oxidized porcelain. Then two years ago this month my deepest fear happened. We lost our nephew, Ayrie, at the age of four and a half. A loss that has left me forever heartbroken. At the time I was 3 months pregnant. I had to learn how to navigate through my grief and my joy. In April of 2011, we welcomed our daughter Ada into our world.

For the 10 years before moving to Minneapolis, I honed my skills and aesthetic in soda firing, developing a strong body of work. I felt very comfortable making the pots I was making, yet still felt like I was always pushing myself to the next level. Then suddenly, everything was different. I was faced with pristine studio, a pallet of porcelain and a shiny new kiln. And I didn’t know where to start. So I went back to the beginning. First thing that I did was remove any deadline for my work. I temporarily withdrew from galleries; turned down any orders and turned inward. For many reasons, I cut myself off from the outside world and I started throwing. Strong, simple forms that will stand on their own, no matter what the surface treatment, glaze or firing is. It’s important to me to be true to the material. My soda work was all about the clay, form and firing working together. Doing high fire porcelain I want to be as true to the material as possible. I didn’t want to try to mimic soda firing in an electric kiln. I wanted to take advantage of everything that porcelain has to offer. I started by making a couple hundred tea bowls. I kept away from the influence of “the market” by giving them all away. Slowly, as I’ve gotten to an exciting and comfortable place with my new body of work, I’m creeping back into the world of clay outside of my studio.

The changes in my life have spanned the range from the best things that have happened to me, to the unimaginable. It would have been easy to fall back into the routine of pots that I had been making over the previous decade. It would have been comfortable and comforting. But I’m not the same person that I was three years ago. And if I am being true to myself with my work, the pots can’t be the same. This new body of work reflects where I am in my life now. And it will continue to evolve and change as I do.

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    Maker of dishes, photographer of pots, shipper of orders, designer of decals, writer of blogs, replier to emails, social networker of many sites, glaze mixer and floor scrubber (especially after the glaze mixing!).

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