FromDonnasHands

fun and functional ceramics

Bel Air, Maryland · 211 Sales

FromDonnasHands

fun and functional ceramics

Bel Air, Maryland 211 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(27)

Announcement   $1 from the sale of each berry basket will be donated to the Houston Food Bank
$1 from the sale of each angel ornament will be donated to No More Stolen Childhoods

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 16, 2017

$1 from the sale of each berry basket will be donated to the Houston Food Bank
$1 from the sale of each angel ornament will be donated to No More Stolen Childhoods

Donna Lashof

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Donna Lashof

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About

Fun and functional ceramics

I have always liked to make things. When I was 10 I made my mother a yellow double knit polyester pantsuit. To her credit she wore it (and may still have it!) I still sew, but started “playing with clay" when my children left home. I immediately fell in love with the material and the process of making pots. After a few years of working with clay I started selling my creations, and eventually left my corporate job to spend more time in my ceramics studio. I am very fortunate to have a studio in my home (it's in the basement, with a kiln shed outside).
Interesting shapes and bright colors intrigue me and most of my ceramic pieces are both fun and functional. Although I use a variety of ceramic techniques my preferred method is slip-casting. I create a prototype from clay, plaster, wood and/or found objects, then build a plaster mold from the prototype. Once the mold is dried I use stoneware clay to cast the form. After casting, pieces are cleaned, fired in the kiln, cleaned again, glazed and fired a second time. I use bright colored or white glazes to highlight the forms. All of my pieces are food-safe and can go in the microwave, dishwasher and oven.
I hope that my sense of whimsy and fun show in my work. We should all have joy and beauty in our lives everyday. Creating things and knowing that my pieces have found a home where they will be used is what makes me happy.

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  • Donna Lashof

    Owner

    We should all have joy and beauty in our lives everyday. Creating things and knowing that my pieces have found a home where they will be used brings me joy. I hope that using them brings you joy!

Shop policies

Last updated on June 18, 2018
Welcome to my Etsy shop. The pottery I create is meant to bring beautiful objects into your everyday life.

All of my ceramics are made with lead-free materials and are food safe unless otherwise noted. Cookware can be used in the microwave or regular oven but sudden dramatic changes in temperature should be avoided.

This is handmade art, hand washing is highly recommended to retain the finish and avoid chipping, but the functional ware can be washed in a dishwasher.

Thanks for shopping with me!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts 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: 21 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)
If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase, please contact me within five days of receiving your item and I will do my best to resolve the issue. The purchaser is responsible for all return shipping costs and for packaging the item in its original packaging.

I am very careful about packing items securely with padding, cushioning, and sturdy boxes. I try to use recycled and environmentally friendly packaging whenever possible. If there should be damage due to improper packaging I will replace the broken item. I will require a photo as well as a written description of the problem (this is for insurance purposes) and return of the item so that I can evaluate the problem. Return shipping is to be paid for by the purchaser. Please note: replacement of the item could take up to six weeks if the item has to be remade.

Exchanges will be accepted with the purchaser paying shipping.

Refunds cannot be made on custom products or made-to-order purchases.
Payment
I accept payments via PayPal and credit card through the Etsy website.
Shipping
I will ship to your Etsy shipping address, so please make sure that it is correct. If you would like your order sent to a different address please leave me a note in the comments section of your order or convo me with the address of where you would like it sent. I ship on Mondays and Fridays via USPS, both standard parcel post and priority mail depending on the size and weight of the package. If you would like something shipped sooner or with express mail please convo me and let me know. Any extra charges for express mail will be charged to the purchaser.

Actual shipping charges over $1 more than paid will be refunded. Multiple items will be packaged together to minimize shipping charges.

Claims for damaged shipments to be made upon receipt and will require photos.
Additional policies and FAQs
Most items in my shop are in stock, unless otherwise stated in the listing.

Custom orders are available and take anywhere from 2-8 weeks.

I do wholesale, if you are interested please convo me.