Handmade stoneware mugs, cups, bowls, and more!

Penn Yan, New York · 123 Sales


Handmade stoneware mugs, cups, bowls, and more!

Penn Yan, New York 123 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   10% of sales in March 2017 will be donated to the ACLU. Happy shopping!


Last updated on Feb 18, 2017

10% of sales in March 2017 will be donated to the ACLU. Happy shopping!


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Tea Bowl - 6oz - Deep Blue - Matcha - Kitchen
Tea Bowl - 8oz - Deep Blue - Matcha - Kitchen
Tea Bowl - 8oz - Gold Shine - Matcha - Kitchen
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Tree mugs are back in stock - for now!

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Just put up this listing for these super beautiful espresso cups! The glaze is so detailed and deep, they're excellent to look at.


Pottery for every day

Upon discovering that I really had a love for the physical nature of being able to create things that I could actually use, I noticed that I started to only really create things that people would use in their everyday lives. I love to create beautiful and interesting shapes that can be used as cups, mugs, casseroles, teapots, bowls, plates.... the list goes on. I want for everything I create to be used, and not just put on a shelf for display. I want the pieces that I've created to have a loving place in your life when you purchase and use them.

Each piece is created, or 'thrown' on the pottery wheel. What this means is that I start out with a ball of clay anywhere from just under a pound to four pounds, throw it down on the wheel, and using centrifugal force (and a lot of back strength), create the general shape of the mug or bowl. After it has dried a bit and is a little bit less like very delicate and mushy clay, I flip the piece upside down and trim the 'foot' or bottom of the piece. The trimmed, dried piece then gets any attachments (handles, etc) or engravings, and is bisque fired - meaning that all of the moisture is evaporated out of the object, and it is now solid and porous, ready to accept glaze. Once the piece is sponged, dipped, painted, or poured over with glaze, it gets another firing to cone 5 (just over 2,100ºF), where the silica in the clay and the silica in the glaze reach a melting point together and fuse as they cool, resulting in a very strong and (sometimes) shiny finished piece.

All of my work is food safe, oven save, microwave safe, and dishwasher safe - though I recommend handwashing for any delicate or thin pieces, since anything could happen in that dishwasher.

Thanks for reading! Feel free to send me a message about anything you see in my shop, or any questions you might have about my process in general!



Shop members

  • Heather

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Heather discovered the art of pottery just before Hurricane Irene in August of 2011, and has been hooked since. All works are currently created in Upstate New York. She also works as a lighting designer for theatre/events and loves to travel.

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Last updated on November 14, 2016
Welcome to Everyday Stoneware! I am a small scale production potter in upstate NY. I have a small but varied inventory, and am looking to expand my production a bit as time goes by. I'm interested in making simple, yet beautiful items that can be used in every day life.

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I accept credit cards, Etsy Gift Cards, and PayPal payments.

Payment must be rendered prior to shipping.
I ship via USPS, and will provide you with a tracking number so you can plan to receive your purchase. Expedited shipping is generally not an option, however, there are always exceptions to the rule. Please contact me if you need to receive an item faster than the standard shipping time.

In the interest of creating less waste on the planet, your item will be packaged either with re-used or 100% post-consumer recycled materials. I have recently switched shipping material suppliers to a company called Eco-Enclose, and because of a slightly higher cost, I have added a small surcharge to my shipping and handling fees. Feel free to re-use these boxes and filler to wrap gifts, ship something to a friend or family member, or to entertain your cat!
Refunds and Exchanges
Keep in mind that every piece in my shop is handmade, and pieces are therefore likely to have non-uniform variations. Please contact me with any questions about the state of the pieces you're interested in, and I can provide you with exact dimensions/volume measurements, whatever you need. I want you to be happy with your purchase!

If your piece is damaged or lost in shipping, I can offer a full refund or a replacement piece, depending on your preference. Please note that I might have to start from scratch for a new piece, so shipping can be expected 6-8 weeks from notification. If there is a time sensitive issue, let me know what you need, and I'll do my best to help you out!

If you receive your purchase and it really is not what you expected/wanted at all, I am happy to offer a refund within 30 days of your receipt of the product for your original purchase and shipping costs. You (the buyer) will be responsible for the cost of return shipping and careful packaging of the product to be returned, so please carefully inspect all items in your shipment before throwing away packing materials.
Additional policies and FAQs
Everything in the shop is absolutely oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe unless specifically noted. Things that have been through an alternative firing process (raku, pit, horsehair) should never be used for food. Lucky for you, these pieces will only ever be vases or candleholders, so never fear for a future user! Please note that some pieces may have more fragile bits and pieces, and you should always take care to place them securely in the dishwasher - handwashing is always the safest option to keep your piece intact!

Pieces are not safe to use directly on the stovetop, or directly on flame.