Announcement   July '18 Update: Hello and thanks for visiting my sadly empty Etsy shop. The best way to find my pots is in person at a market, festival or open studio. All of my dates are listed below (keep scrolling, they're there).

If you do plan on coming out it's good to send me a convo to confirm. I try not to change my schedule but sometimes things do come up.

Hope to see you!
Andrea

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"A pot without a soul is just clay around a hole" ~Unknown

Welcome to my Etsy shop. All my pottery is high fire, food safe and can be put in the dishwasher and microwave. Bakeware, when in stock, is oven safe with attention to thermal conditions (fridge to hot oven is not so good, nor the reverse.)

I personally make it all mostly using the potters wheel. I love the primal quality of clay and the relationship of pottery to daily life throughout human history. Trained as a fine artist, I find that a well crafted and spirited piece of pottery is art you can hold and use.

Thank you to all who have purchased my pottery. Your support is very much appreciated!

Andrea

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 15, 2018

July '18 Update: Hello and thanks for visiting my sadly empty Etsy shop. The best way to find my pots is in person at a market, festival or open studio. All of my dates are listed below (keep scrolling, they're there).

If you do plan on coming out it's good to send me a convo to confirm. I try not to change my schedule but sometimes things do come up.

Hope to see you!
Andrea

~ ~ ~

"A pot without a soul is just clay around a hole" ~Unknown

Welcome to my Etsy shop. All my pottery is high fire, food safe and can be put in the dishwasher and microwave. Bakeware, when in stock, is oven safe with attention to thermal conditions (fridge to hot oven is not so good, nor the reverse.)

I personally make it all mostly using the potters wheel. I love the primal quality of clay and the relationship of pottery to daily life throughout human history. Trained as a fine artist, I find that a well crafted and spirited piece of pottery is art you can hold and use.

Thank you to all who have purchased my pottery. Your support is very much appreciated!

Andrea

Andrea Brown - Fire Garden Pottery

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Andrea Brown - Fire Garden Pottery

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Updates

Green, green, green for Saint Patrick.

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New items in my shop including this luscious mug. What are you giving for V-day?
Still a couple of candle lanterns available. Purchases from now til 10am tomorrow will ship at noon.
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About

About Fire Garden Pottery

Hello. My name is Andrea Brown and in 2014 I returned to pottery making after many years. Before that I made sculpture, am still working as an interior and decorative painter, and most recently a vegan cookie baker. It has been a wandering path and I feel fortunate to combine work and creativity.

Three years ago I was regular vendor at local farmers markets. My vegan with organic cookies were on the shelf at Whole Foods and other local natural markets. And they were some creative cookies with flavors like Orange Chocolate Chunk, Almond Carrotoon (an irresistible macaroon made with local carrots, citrus and almonds), Tamari Lemon Sunflower and the most melt-in-your-mouth, toothsome peanut butter cookie with local Teddie peanut butter. All made without eggs or dairy.

I can now say that an artist does not a baker make, due to the scientific discipline required for a consistent product; not something for which artists are known. Not to mention that the food business, with reason, has its many regulations, licenses and other hoops you'd think it was a circus. So I give great respect to all the local food vendors and farmers who come out year after year to the farmers and other local markets.

The final straw? As I saw it, I could either contract my product to be made and packaged by a commercial baking concern or I could replace most of the organic ingredients with conventional. Not willing to do either, and realizing I was not the person to pull this off, I closed the business at the beginning of 2014.

Those were dark days and I felt like a failure while in the thick of it. (One word of advice, perhaps obvious--don't go into business in a field about which you are not thoroughly familiar!) Taking a pottery course was an antidote. I had spent 7 years on the potters' wheel as a youngster and it was something I knew how to do.

Well it was like a light bulb came on! I got my hands in the clay and felt like I'd come home. My first mugs came out of the kiln March, 2014 and it was then I realized I am a potter. There is something so gratifying about making vessels for eating and drinking, for showing off some garden flowers or for any other reason. Fire Garden Pottery was born and my experience with the cookie business was not lost after all!

Please, enjoy my pottery. I am a fool for it and I hope you will want to take some home. I will make any useful thing be it the ubiquitous mug and cereal bowl, jewelry bowl, stoneware goblet, funeral urn, or bottle or vase--ethereal and ideal, resting elegantly on your table, full of flowers or on its own.

Andrea Brown, potter

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Local

Find FireGardenPottery at the following upcoming markets!

  • Local Pottery, 376 Washington St, Rte 53, Norwell, MA 02061
    Local Pottery
    PEMBROKE, MA

    Dec 31–Dec 31, 2018

    Find hanson handmade jewelry for sale at local pottery, as well as handmade pottery and home goods from over 50 local vendors.

  • SoWa Open Market
    SoWa Open Market
    460 Harrison Ave
    BOSTON, MA

    May 6–Oct 28

    SoWa Open Market is a great Sunday outdoor market, featuring art, photography, jewelry, and etc. The market will be open on Sundays from 10am to 4pm, from May 6th to October 28th. http://www.sowaboston.com/sowa-open-market/

  • Kendall Square Farmers Market
    Cambridge, MA
    MASSACHUSETTS

    Sep 27

    350 Kendall Street, Cambridge MA 02142 From June to September, farmers, bakers, artisans and community organizations gather at the South Plaza on Thursdays to bring local fare to the Kendall Square neighborhood. With the best grab-no-go lunch options, baked goods, fruits and vegetables, artisan crafts, sauces and snacks, there are plenty of reasons to leave the office during lunch break. Looking for more? Attend one of the Farmers' Market's FREE Pop-Ups, including live cooking demos instructed by the chefs of Kendall's renowned area restaurants, yoga or circuit training fitness classes or a Cambridge Arts Council live art gallery!

  • Roslindale Village Farmers Market
    Adams Park
    ROSLINDALE, MA

    Oct 6

    The Roslindale Village Main Street Summer Farmers Market is different than any market in Boston, and we have been voted as Best Farmers Market in 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2017. In the Summer, the Roslindale Farmers Market has free children’s activities and live music every week! It’s a true community event where residents, local businesses, and farm fresh food come together in Adams Park on Saturdays throughout the summer and fall. Every season is full of new vendors, performers, and engaging children’s activities. The market is open from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm every Saturday, rain or shine, from June through November in Adams Park. The first day of the Farmers Market is always the first Saturday of June.

  • Dedham Farmers Market
    Dedham, MA
    DEDHAM, MA

    Oct 17

    The Dedham Farmers Market is located on the beautiful green in front of First Church of Dedham, 670 High Street, at the intersection of High and Court Streets and across from the Dedham Community House in historic Dedham Square. The market will be held on Wednesdays from 3-7 pm starting on Wed. June 13, 2018 and running weekly through Wednesday. October 31, 2018 (with the exception of July 4th). Our market runs rain or shine.

  • Melrose Farmers Market
    Bowden Park
    MELROSE, MA

    Oct 25

    Welcome to Melrose Farmers’ Market The mission of the Melrose Farmers’ Market, a non-profit organization, is to provide all Melrose-area residents with the opportunity to buy and learn about nutritious, locally grown and produced foods. The Market promotes local farms, organizations and businesses and builds community while contributing to a sustainable future. From June through October, the Market provides fresh, in-season vegetables, fruits, meats, fish, bread, and food grown and produced by Massachusetts farms, bakeries, and other food producers. The Market also sponsors ‘pop-up’ markets in the off-season. In 1994, Sally Frank pioneered the idea of providing locally produced food to Melrose residents when she organized delivery of fresh vegetables to the City Hall parking lot. A grateful community responded, and the Melrose Farmers’ Market was born. From those early beginnings, the Market has expanded to the community institution it is today.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 13, 2017

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
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  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
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  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If you are unhappy with your order for any reason please contact me within 5 working days of receiving your package. I will do my best to resolve the problem quickly. Refunds and exchanges are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Payment
I accept Paypal, Credit Cards, and Etsy Gift Cards.

You do not need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal:

You can choose the Direct Checkout or PayPal Option during checkout. After you submit your order click the "Pay Now" button. Scroll Down and you will see the option to pay with a Credit or Debit Card WITHOUT having to sign up for a PayPal account.

Payment must be made in full and have cleared before the item is shipped. If you are having any issues with Payment please do not hesitate to contact me and I will assist you in anyway that I can.
Shipping
Items ship 1 to 3 days from the date you place your order. They ship via USPS Priority Mail (2-3 days) with delivery confirmation and tracking.

If your order is a gift going directly to the recipient, I can include a personal message card from you for no extra charge. If you would like this service please let me know what you would like me to write (to fit on a postcard) in the "Note to FireGardenPottery" during checkout.