Jackpots

Jackpots by Jackson Gray

San Diego, California · 309 Sales

Jackpots

Jackpots by Jackson Gray

San Diego, California 309 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Thanks for stopping by my shop. I am Jackson Gray, the designer and creator of fun and functional pottery and more serious sgraffito art for your walls or table

Most of my items can be customized, but I am unable to start any new projects at this time.

Visit my other website at www.jackpots-pottery.com to see what you might request as a special order and be sure to "like" my Facebook page (Jackpots-Pottery) and follow me on Instagram (JackpotsPottery) and Twitter (@JackpotsPottery) where I post pictures of things I am working on as well as finished pieces.

Announcement

Last updated on May 13, 2018

Thanks for stopping by my shop. I am Jackson Gray, the designer and creator of fun and functional pottery and more serious sgraffito art for your walls or table

Most of my items can be customized, but I am unable to start any new projects at this time.

Visit my other website at www.jackpots-pottery.com to see what you might request as a special order and be sure to "like" my Facebook page (Jackpots-Pottery) and follow me on Instagram (JackpotsPottery) and Twitter (@JackpotsPottery) where I post pictures of things I am working on as well as finished pieces.

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About

Fun, Funky Handmade Pottery from San Diego, CA

I came to clay after years of thinking I had no artistic talent (thanks to a high school art teacher's advice to stick with math). While hiking one day, I fell into step with an acquaintance who asked me what I would do if I didn't have to work for a living. I told him I had always wanted to throw clay. I swear I didn't know that he manufactured potters wheels for a living. Long story short, I have been working with clay since that day in 1992, learning mostly from community college classes and workshops in San Diego and around the US.

I work by myself in a studio just steps from my house. I mostly build pieces from slabs but do use a potters wheel sometimes. I love texture and most of my pieces will be very tactile. I have a couple of styles of work - more artistic sgraffito is carved by hand and for the more fun & funky work, I use lace, plastic place mats, some commercial texture mats and some I have designed myself as well as individual stamps, both commercial and of my own design.

I mix most of my own glazes but do use a couple of commercial glazes and underglazes. I fire my pieces twice, once to bisque (to 1920 degrees F.), to drive out any remaining moisture and organic materials and make the piece less fragile to handle while glazing and more absorbent for the glaze. My glazing is poured inside the pieces and usually sprayed on the exterior. The second firing, with the glaze goes to 2185 degrees F.

I offer my work for sale here on etsy, from my website, www.jackpots-pottery.com and at 1 to 4 day arts & crafts shows, mostly in San Diego but also in the Western US.

Shop members

  • Jackson Gray

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    My pottery career began some 20+ years ago, quite by accident when a friend offered me a potters wheel that I could keep "as long as I would use it". After a few private lessons, college classes & workshops all over the US, I am still using it.

  • Franny

    Studio Cat

    Franny was born to a feral and rescued at 2 weeks old. The workers at the humane Society bottle fed her and kept her going till she was old enough to adopt out...that's when I happened to stop by with NO INTENTION of bringing home a kitten. Uh oh!

  • Zoe

    Studio Cat

    Here Zoe is in my guest room which doubles as my shipping dept. She's keeping her eye on my bubble wrap supply.

  • Craig

    Handy Guy

    This is Craig. He makes repairs when needed. He has great design ideas and will build a picture frame or a table for my slab roller. He helps put together & break down my booth at shows. He gets me out of my studio and into nature to keep me balanced

  • Judy

    Road Crew

    Sometimes Craig can't help set up my show space, so my sister Judy will lend a hand. We always have fun on these girls weekend trips.

  • Brianna

    Shipper

    My lovely granddaughter Bri will be handling the shipping for me this summer

Shop policies

Last updated on December 16, 2017
Hi! I'm so glad you found my shop among all the wonderful artists on Etsy. I'd love to hear what search words you used or if you were referred by someone.

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: 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)
If you are not happy with your purchase, I am not happy with the sale. If for any reason you are not satisfied, please contact me to address the issue. If you wish to return the product, please contact me within 10 days. Once I receive the item(s) undamaged, I will issue a refund for the cost of the item. Shipping costs, to and from, are the buyer's responsibility. Return shipments must be sent insured. Items should be returned no later than 15 days after purchase for a full refund.

****Custom Orders: When you order a custom piece we will have several conversations to insure we agree on the details of your order. If you request it, I will send you a photo of the item in it's greenware state so you may have final approval before the item is bisque fired. Beyond this point, all sales are final on custom orders.

I will accept cancellations on orders as long as the item is something I normally stock. Anything personalized just for you will be yours once construction has begun.

***A WORD ABOUT COLOR***I try very hard to accurately represent my product through photos and description. I want you to love your pottery and come back for more! A lot of people don't realize that the color of the image can vary widely from one computer monitor to another. What looks lavender on one computer can be gray on another, etc. If the exact color of the item is very important to you and you are unable to determine the shade through my description, please send me a Convo and I'll give you as much detail about the color as I can.
Payment
I'm happy to accept payment via PayPal or credit card via Etsy Direct Checkout. I'm in California so if you are too, sales tax will be added.

I usually fill my kiln every 3-4 weeks, so that's about the longest special orders take, but you you happen to catch me as I am forming, it could be much less.
Shipping
I have calculated the shipping costs with the Priority (2-3 day) rate, thinking the less time your package is in transit, the more likely it will arrive safely. Because pottery is fragile, the packages become bulky when packing and it is hard to calculate ahead of time if things can be shipped together to save cost, therefore I don't offer a discount for shipping items together but WILL credit you a refund whenever it is possible to do so. As a generality, I can probably ship 4 mugs together in one box and simply increase the cost of shipping one by a couple of lbs, refunding you the difference between that and 4 individual shipments.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Unfortunately Etsy doesn't have a way to separate within the shipping profile. The Priority costs I've listed are extremely high and I doubt there is much difference in the way the boxes are handled once leaving the US - Please send me a message with your order if you'd like me to calculate standard shipping cost & refund the difference. I generally ship the day after I receive payment, and for most items I use USPS Priority Mail. My policy is to use the fastest way possible for the amount of money I've collected. I double box and use lots of padding to protect your pottery. Packing pottery properly sometimes creates a very large package.

Also note that YOU are responsible for all customs fees which might be charged by your country on receipt of your order. Check to see if your country will charge you Customs Fees: www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation/

I insure everything I ship and let you know the schedule when I receive your order.
Additional policies and FAQs
I love a challenge and will accept custom orders if I feel it is something I can make well for you. To see more of the type of items I like to create, visit my other website at www.jackpots-pottery.com.