EtudePottery

Functional handmade porcelain ceramics and pottery

Schenectady, New York · 290 Sales

EtudePottery

Functional handmade porcelain ceramics and pottery

Schenectady, New York 290 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   Thrown and altered handmade ceramics. Every day functional pieces with an ornamental flair. Decorative and elegant, these b-mix porcelain pots are made to make your daily routines a little more special. My pots combine slip trailing and stamping with original silhouettes and unique, hand mixed glazes.


Have a question? Send me a convo! http://www.etsy.com/convo_new.php?to_username=etudepottery


Check out my shop policies for more info: http://www.etsy.com/shop/etudepottery/policy

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Last updated on Mar 5, 2017

Thrown and altered handmade ceramics. Every day functional pieces with an ornamental flair. Decorative and elegant, these b-mix porcelain pots are made to make your daily routines a little more special. My pots combine slip trailing and stamping with original silhouettes and unique, hand mixed glazes.


Have a question? Send me a convo! http://www.etsy.com/convo_new.php?to_username=etudepottery


Check out my shop policies for more info: http://www.etsy.com/shop/etudepottery/policy

Dana DiGiuseppe Alamia

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Dana DiGiuseppe Alamia

About

A passion turned hobby turned business

Ever since I can remember, I've loved everything to do with the arts - I played the viola in my school orchestras from 4th grade until senior year of college, watched Pappy's Land feverishly on weekends and during school holidays, learned to crochet from my grandmother, and always made sure to take at least one art class per year in grade school. My mother still has a cabinet full of many original Pokémon characters sculpted from cheap modeling clay from around my glory years as a middle schooler.

When it came time for college, I knew I had to follow my heart and work towards a BFA. I was accepted to Alfred University in 2006, and touched the wheel for the first time in Fall 2007. I was the only one in my class that had never touched clay before, which led both my teacher and TA to rush over to me as everyone started throwing simultaneously to offer every tip they knew. It took me nearly 30 minutes to center less than a pound of clay. I was hooked.

I continued taking pottery classes throughout college, and supplemented my learning of process with Glaze Calc and Raw Materials classes to learn more about the materials I was working with. I take this information into the studio with me nowadays to be able to read glaze recipes, test colorants, and formulate my own unique colors.

After graduating from college with my BFA in 2010, I moved back to my home town of Albany, NY to figure out my next steps. I was introduced to a studio community in Troy, but was too scared to actually rent space to continue making outside of school. A year later, only one space was available. I knew it was my time to begin practicing pottery again!

I began my business in 2013 with the hope of a few people purchasing my items so that I could keep making. Today, I rent a little room in the city of Troy as my studio. I throw each piece on my wheel (affectionately named Genevieve), alter them with stamps I've made myself, and glaze them with recipes I've put together myself.

The word "etude" is a musical term that describes a composition being written for the sole purpose of practicing a specific technique in order to get better at it. I view each piece of pottery I make in this fashion - with each small batch of items I make, I see my skill level improving and my ability to challenge myself growing.

I've been blown away by the support of not only my family and friends, but the wonderful maker community I've been a part of thanks to my day job as an Admin at Etsy, and other sellers in the craft fairs I love being a part of.

My greatest hope is that a customer is reaching for one of my mugs at 5am some Tuesday morning when they're too tired to know their own name, but they know that their coffee tastest the best in my cup. I love being able to offer my small batch, handmade goods through my Etsy shop.

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  • Dana Alamia

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    Indulging in the arts one way or another for as long as I can remember, I'm the one woman show behind Etude Pottery. When I'm not making pots or working my day job at Etsy, I can be heard laughing too loudly with my husband, friends, or at myself.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 31, 2016
Hello! Thanks for visiting Etude Pottery. My name is Dana, and I'm the potter behind the goods.

All pieces in my shop are functional, handmade porcelain goods. I use a b-mix porcelain, so the raw clay fires to a creamy color instead of stark white. My ceramics are made to be used and loved every day. I made my pieces one at a time, starting on the wheel, and altering them by hand. I enjoy mixing the fanciful ornamentation of stamps and slip trailing with simplistic glazing techniques to elevate every day activities like drinking your morning coffee.

All pieces are created by hand, so even similar looking pieces will have slight differences. This is a natural part of the handmade process, and is meant to be celebrated. I mix all of my own glazes from scratch, so the same glaze can have variations from batch to batch.

If you have any questions at all, click on this link to send me a Convo so we can chat! http://www.etsy.com/convo_new.php?to_username=etudepottery

Want to keep tabs on what I'm doing with my life? Check out my social media:

FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/etudepottery
INSTAGRAM - http://instagram.com/etudepottery

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
I accept credit card payments directly through Etsy, as well as Etsy Gift Cards. New York residents will be charged an additional 8% sales tax with your purchases.
Shipping
All pieces will be packed carefully due to the fragile nature of shipping ceramics, and this is why my shipping prices might seem high. I use mostly new boxes, but will reuse boxes if I deem them structurally sound. All pieces are wrapped with bubble wrap or corrugated cardboard, and I reuse as much packing material as I can. I then pack the boxes with biodegradable peanuts so your pieces have a comfy bed for their journey to your hands.

All of my work is ready to ship, and will be sent out 1-3 days after your payment clears. I ship items USPS Priority with tracking included. All pieces are insured. I ship items out 2-3 times a week. If you need your items rush shipped to you, please contact me prior to purchasing so that I can work out the shipping rate for you.

I'd like to think you'll get your items much sooner than this, but please allow the post office up to 5 business days to deliver your item. Patience is a virtue (that I'm still working on). I appreciate your understanding with this!

I will be shipping to the address that comes through on Etsy. If you pay with PayPal, please make sure to double check your shipping address on Etsy when checking out. If you need the item shipped to a different address, please put this in the "note to seller" when purchasing your item.

To save paper, I won't include an Etsy receipt unless you request one. If this is a gift, let me know if you'd like me to add a gift note for you. You can add the details in the "note to seller" when checking out.


At this time, I don't ship internationally. Sorry!
Refunds and Exchanges
Please make sure to open your package and inspect it carefully to ensure there's no damage, and please keep all packing materials until you fully check out your goods. If you find any damage, please make sure to send me photos within 48 hours so we can work together for your refund.

I put a lot of time into each and every piece, and I want you to love them just as much as I do. Keep in mind that all computer monitors show colors a little differently, so items might look slightly different in person than they are on your screen.

If you don't love your purchase for whatever reason, you can get in contact with me and ship it back to me within 5 days of receiving your item. Buyer is responsible for any costs incurred to ship the item back. Please use all original packaging materials when shipping it back to make sure it arrives safely. Once I receive the item back and ensure it hasn't been damaged, I'll refund you in full.
Additional policies and FAQs
My work is meant to be used, but it's all handmade, so you'll want to use it gently. All items are food safe and microwavable. You can use my ceramics in the oven, as long as you put the piece into a cold oven and heat everything up together - putting cold ceramics on a hot oven rack will almost ensure it breaking. While my items are dish washer safe, you'll want to hand wash them to preserve them longer. Make sure not to pour boiling water from a stove top or coffee brewer directly into your cup - pre-warming them with hot tap water before pouring your coffee or tea in them will warm up the ceramics and keep them around for your beverages longer.

Now that THAT'S all done, you can head over to the bounty: etudepottery.etsy.com

Please give a holler if there's anything I haven't addressed.

Thanks for stopping by!