Delightful Designs in Clay

Gulfport, Florida On Etsy since 2009

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Delightful Designs in Clay

Gulfport, Florida | 441 Sales

Announcement    Art that helps you connect with someone in a fun way. Thanks for stopping in, & have a delightful day!


Last updated on Sep 24, 2018

Art that helps you connect with someone in a fun way. Thanks for stopping in, & have a delightful day!



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Joanna Pheil

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Joanna Pheil


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About GardenDesignsinClay

Sales 441
On Etsy since 2009

Delightful Designs in Clay

My "Pot Shoppe" is a small back yard studio that was once a tool shed. I'm excited to be
renovating & repainting for a fresh start this fall. My studio overlooks my husbands beautiful Koi pond. We also have a flock of chickens and 2 giant tortoises. Morty and Tallulah are 24 years old! (They were purchased when we were young & dumb. We didn't know they live to be over 100 years old!!) I'm located very close to some premier clay facilities, but I love being at home, doing this. I previously had a "later in life" day job as a Dental Assistant, but when my boss sold the practice to corporate, I decided to come back to my home studio. I miss that money a little bit, but I'm much happier here. Life is too short sometimes...

I started making pottery about 30 years ago at a community center. (wow! Time sure flies...) I always had so much fun experimenting with the many techniques "pottery" has to offer. Raku, Pit fire, Soda fire, Stoneware...each pot became special and I never wanted to sell any! So, to support my habit, the signs and garden stakes became my niche. New themes are endless and often depend on my mood or choice of music. I never know what will pop out of me when I get in the zone! While my work is not considered fine art- that's OK! It's FUN art and it connects with people. I always say- "Connections make things possible!" I love to hear the laughter when someone reads a sign & says "that's me right there!" Chances are, I made that phrase because it's me too! lol

I hope that you enjoy my work. Thank you for your interest & support.

Shop members

  • joanna pheil

    Owner, Maker

Shop policies

Last updated on September 24, 2018
WELCOME to my Delightful Etsy store!

I'm a message maker. I work from my small, but delightful, backyard studio in Gulfport, Florida. This keeps my costs lower and allows me to be available to my family. Please expect variations in my work as everything I sell is always handmade by me.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or 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
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
If a problem arises I will try my best to work it out with you. Communication is important to me. So let me know.
Etsy offers a variety of payment methods to make your purchase easy. Some states now require sales tax that Etsy automatically collects.

**All Floridians will pay 7% sales tax.
I always ship USPS because it is very convenient to me. After I ship I will provide you with a tracking number.

Everything on my site is available to ship right away. I almost always ship within 1-2 days. I estimate shipping costs as my packaging varies. If I have grossly overestimated shipping I will refund anything over $2.00.

FYI- Sometimes I use CLEAN, recycled materials for packing. I'm just trying to keep costs low- and be a little greener.
Additional policies and FAQs
I will be happy to work w/ YOUR custom order requests. Everyone envisions different things, so I like to convo a few times (& maybe sketch out a sample) to make sure we are on the same page.

My painting is very simple, (no roses, please) but if you have a special need just ask. We can figure something out!

Keep in mind that there is a firing process. Some orders can be completed faster than others depending on what stage of the firing process I'm in. (Making or glazing) It could be 2-4 weeks to complete your order, maybe longer in some cases. I try to get it out as soon as possible. If you have a deadline, please let me know. I'll try my best to get it to you in time. Everything on my page is ready to go.

Wholesale orders- please convo me! I would love to put together a grouping of my items for your retail brick & mortar boutique.

I only do local consignment.

All my work is handmade so there will always be variations. No 2 can ever be exact and things change as I continue the process of being a maker.

More information

Last updated on Sep 24, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

These items are kiln fired with glaze. I cannot add to the items that are already made & for sale. If you would like a custom order, please contact me PRIOR to purchase.