Firecracker Art Gallery

Terre Haute, Indiana · 27 Sales


Firecracker Art Gallery

Terre Haute, Indiana 27 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Welcome to my Etsy Shop! My name is Susan Tingley and you can find out more about me and my art at


Welcome to my Etsy Shop! My name is Susan Tingley and you can find out more about me and my art at

Susan Tingley

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Susan Tingley


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Last updated on April 21, 2014
Thanks for shopping at the Firecracker Art Gallery, where you'll find one-of-a-kind, hand-made art.


I have always been fascinated by what is trapped inside of rocks. When I was a kid, my parents took my brothers and sister and me to old strip mines where we would gather rocks to split open to see what was inside. They showed us how to hold the rocks just right and strike them with a hammer. We never knew what we would find...a fern or bone fossil, gem-like geodes, surprising colors, or sparkling glitter. I couldn't get enough of this! How amazing it was to know that rocks held hidden treasure! That's what these firecracker pots remind me of. I take a ball of clay, stick a firecracker in it, light it, and run. Just like the rocks I split open, what's inside of these pots is random. The only control I have is the size of the clay ball and the strength of the firecracker. And even the firecrackers can't be counted on to explode the same way every time. After a bisque firing, I imagine what could be inside these "rocks" and glaze or paint a fanciful, organic treasure. I hope you enjoy "finding" these as much as I do.


On the opposite end of the spectrum from my random Firecracker Pottery you will find my ceramic sculptures and bowls. These pieces allow the expression of the "control freak" inside of me! They require more sophisticated techniques than lighting a firecracker and running!! I enjoy the process of contemplation and preparation that makes each of these pieces unique.


My favorite drawing tools are charcoal and pastels, and birds seem to be my favorite subject lately. Some of my birds fly over re-purposed maps, giving them room to soar high above the planet.

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
I accept Paypal and credit cards. Payment must be received before the item will be shipped. Payment that is not received within 48 hours of purchase will nullify the sale.

All pieces that are posted on my shop are ready for shipment, so I can usually ship quickly after your order. Please email or convo me prior to attempting an order cancellation.

I also accept Etsy Gift Cards.

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Your order will be processed within 1-3 days from receiving payment. I ship USPS Parcel Post which has an approximate 2-8 day delivery time. If you would like your item shipped Priority Mail, please email or convo me prior to purchasing and I will let you know the shipping cost. If shipping fees are less than expected, a refund will be issued for anything over $1.00 in difference. Shipping fees cover the cost of shipping charges, delivery confirmation, insurance and packing supplies.

If you are purchasing a gift and would like it shipped with a card, please let me know when you place your order. There is no extra charge.
Refunds and Exchanges
I take special care in packaging my art so it arrives safely to you, but in the event your art arrives broken, please contact me within 7 days of arrival so we can fix the problem. I require photographs of how the art looked upon arrival and then photographs after you destroy it. I will then send you a new piece of comparable size and cost, or issue you a refund, whichever you prefer.