emilymurphy

Handmade functional porcelain pottery by Emily Murphy.

Minneapolis, Minnesota On Etsy since 2008

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emilymurphy

Handmade functional porcelain pottery by Emily Murphy.

Minneapolis, Minnesota | 1,155 Sales

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Note from shop owner My Etsy shop is closed temporarily due to the civil unrest in Minneapolis. Mail service is suspended and post offices are either boarded up or burned down. If you placed an order this week, I will be in touch very soon.

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Last updated on May 30, 2020

My Etsy shop is closed temporarily due to the civil unrest in Minneapolis. Mail service is suspended and post offices are either boarded up or burned down. If you placed an order this week, I will be in touch very soon.

Emily Murphy

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It is such a joy to bring those beautiful blossoms from the garden inside your home! It is time to take the vase up a few notches. Skip the clunky glass vase collecting dust under the kitchen sink. These oval vases are so easy to design an arrangement in!
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About emilymurphy

Sales 1,155
On Etsy since 2008

Handcrafted pottery for the home. Replace the plastic in your life with beautiful pottery.

I'm a potter working in porcelain in my home studio in the Powderhorn neighborhood of south Minneapolis. I make functional pottery that bring seek to find a balance between beauty and utility. I love making beautiful, personal items that replace all of the plastic that you have in and around your home. I write a blog, potteryblog.com about my adventures in clay.

Bio:
Emily Murphy received her BA in ceramics from Earlham College in 1999. After that, she spent 10 years in Chicago where she taught and maintained a studio at Lillstreet. While in Chicago, her work was primarily soda fired stoneware. In 2009 she moved north to Minneapolis to build a home and studio. Her work now is porcelain, fired in oxidation to cone 10. Although it’s a departure from her earlier work, the essence of being true to the material and firing process are at the heart of her work. Form and surface come together as simple, functional pieces of pottery.

Shop members

  • Emily Murphy

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Maker of porcelain pottery, 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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Last updated on Sep 30, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

Custom orders usually take 6-8 weeks to complete. Most of my work goes through 3 firings. In order for a kiln to fire evenly, it must be full. So I not only have to finish your custom order, but an entire kiln load of work X3! Sometimes the timing will work out for it to be a little faster. Just reach out and see where I am at.

Sizing details

All my pieces are labeled with relevant sizing in the body of the listing. Mugs, soap dispensers and honey pots all have volume included, for example. And soap dispensers also have the width of the base and width at the widest point so you can check to see if it will fit on your counter or sink.

Care instructions

My pottery is lead-free, food safe and microwave and dishwasher safe*. Handmade pottery is happiest when hand-washed, but it can go in the dishwasher.

However, if there is an addition, like a soap pump, please hand wash and do not put in microwave!

For soap dispensers:
Here are a few maintenance notes:
★ Regularly wipe off any build-up from pump with soft cloth to avoid corrosion.
★ Each time you refill dispenser, pump some warm water through pump. This is particularly important if you are using handmade soap.
★ Do not over tighten when screwing on pump.
★ If you even need a replacement pump, I sell them, at cost, for my customers here: https://goo.gl/n8cpua

Gift wrapping and packaging

I do not offer gift wrapping. It's hard to gift wrap and send pottery securely in the mail. But I am more than happy to include a personal note for any gifts. Just include it in the notes for your order. I do not include ordering/ pricing information so that will not be revealed to your gift recipient.

Wholesale availability

Please contact me directly if you are interested in wholesale. I do occasionally wholesale, but with limited items from my inventory. I prefer local locations because shipping can be prohibitive with fragile pottery!