erinkillianpottery

A one-woman shop in the Southern California desert.

Palmdale, California · 104 Sales

erinkillianpottery

A one-woman shop in the Southern California desert.

Palmdale, California 104 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Announcement   Erin Killian Pottery is a one-woman shop in the Southern California desert. I make small batches of wheel-thrown, functional pottery with a focus on blurred lines and inspired by nature. Each piece is made with lead-free, food-safe materials and is dishwasher and microwave safe. Follow me on Instagram @erinkillianpottery.

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Last updated on Jul 29, 2018

Erin Killian Pottery is a one-woman shop in the Southern California desert. I make small batches of wheel-thrown, functional pottery with a focus on blurred lines and inspired by nature. Each piece is made with lead-free, food-safe materials and is dishwasher and microwave safe. Follow me on Instagram @erinkillianpottery.

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After more than a year away, I’m happy to say I’m back in business. I have a new workspace and am making pots in whatever free time I have. Excited to share some new styles!
This is the last seaside mug for a while! There's still time for me to get this out for Christmas.
Hey all -- We'll be traveling this week so after today the earliest I can send out orders is Dec. 3. Hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving! I'll list more items when we're back!
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About

Welcome To Erin Killian Pottery!

My name is Erin and I’m a former journalist (most recently for National Public Radio in Washington, D.C.). In 2012, my husband and I packed up with our infant boy and headed West to the California desert so we could soak in the mountains, explore the West coast and take on creative projects. That’s when I fell in love in pottery. I took classes from a local potter in our desert town about an hour from Death Valley. One day, after throwing on the wheel for eight consecutive hours, while I was six months pregnant with my second boy, I came home and breathlessly said to my husband: “I could do this all day every day!”

Now in Palmdale, Calif., I spend every spare moment in my studio in my backyard, listening to the birds (and NPR, of course). All of my pieces are wheel thrown and hand painted. I work in small batches. I mostly work with stoneware, and have a simple, functional style inspired by nature — water, mountains, woods -- and blurred lines. Because each piece is handmade there is often a funky element (whether it’s an imperfection in the glaze or a slightly off-center handle) that makes it one of a kind — and, to me, beautiful.

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    Part-time potter, freelance writer and full-time mom to three young boys.

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Last updated on Apr 2, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Do you take custom or personalized orders?

I love doing custom orders, but I have very limited time, so unless it's a shape or glaze I've already made, it's unlikely I'll be able to fill it. However, please don't hesitate to ask -- if I can make it happen, I will!

You really don't take refunds or exchanges?

Each of my pieces is one of a kind, so all sales are final. But if you have a problem with your order, please contact me within 3 days.

If your order arrives in broken pieces, don't worry, we can find a solution. Here's what you do:

1. Immediately photograph the package and the broken piece(s).
2. Contact me ASAP to let me know about the situation.
3. An agreed-upon replacement will be on the way as soon as possible.

If you are truly unhappy with your order please contact me within 3 days and we will work something out. I love my customers and want you to be happy with your purchase. Handmade ceramics are delicate, so I cannot (unfortunately) be responsible for broken pieces months down the road. Thank you!