jblairpottery

With These Hands Pottery by Jennie Blair

New Hampshire, United States · 321 Sales

jblairpottery

With These Hands Pottery by Jennie Blair

New Hampshire, United States 321 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(110)

Announcement   Welcome to With These Hands Pottery, functional hand thrown stoneware.

After spending the past 12 years in the beautiful mountains of Montana, I have uprooted, and moved back to the east coast, where I grew up.

Much of my influence is from my natural surroundings. The high mountain desert of Bozeman, MT offered a beauty all around, so differnt from the beauty of New England.
I didn't see the fields of golden grasses, rocky mountain tops, and rushing rivers where I found solace, to be reflected in my pottery until after leaving that incredible place.
As I am on a new journey continuing to make pots, just in a new place, it will also be a journey of developing the reflection of my new home.

I have been making pottery for over 16 years. All of my work is handthrown stoneware, high fired in a reduction atmosphere to 2300 degrees. All of my glazes are lead free, and pottery is microwave and dishwasher safe.

I want to create pottery that is not only functional, but beautiful to sight and touch. An earthy and unique feeling in each pot makes for a comfortable piece to hold as you enjoy the goodness it contains. Sharing my work with others allows me to pass on my vision of the peace that nature brings me. Close your eyes and feel with your heart what another has created, and you too can create.


I currently show my work in Cello, a gallery in Bozeman, MT. In Conway, New Hampshire in the White Mountains where I live now, my work shows at the Tamworth Artisans Gallery in Chocorua, NH, The Local Grocer health food market, Raven Wood Curio Shop in Jackson, NH, and the Memorial Hospital Gift Shop in North Conway, NH.

Thanks for looking through my shop and hopefully you will enjoy what you see. And check out my other shop on Esty, RePeace Goods, repeacegoods.etsy.com. It is a collection of repurposed fabric bags and other items, along with some vintage things too.


Find me on Facebook too
https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/With-These-Hands-Pottery/309972135811378

Announcement

Welcome to With These Hands Pottery, functional hand thrown stoneware.

After spending the past 12 years in the beautiful mountains of Montana, I have uprooted, and moved back to the east coast, where I grew up.

Much of my influence is from my natural surroundings. The high mountain desert of Bozeman, MT offered a beauty all around, so differnt from the beauty of New England.
I didn't see the fields of golden grasses, rocky mountain tops, and rushing rivers where I found solace, to be reflected in my pottery until after leaving that incredible place.
As I am on a new journey continuing to make pots, just in a new place, it will also be a journey of developing the reflection of my new home.

I have been making pottery for over 16 years. All of my work is handthrown stoneware, high fired in a reduction atmosphere to 2300 degrees. All of my glazes are lead free, and pottery is microwave and dishwasher safe.

I want to create pottery that is not only functional, but beautiful to sight and touch. An earthy and unique feeling in each pot makes for a comfortable piece to hold as you enjoy the goodness it contains. Sharing my work with others allows me to pass on my vision of the peace that nature brings me. Close your eyes and feel with your heart what another has created, and you too can create.


I currently show my work in Cello, a gallery in Bozeman, MT. In Conway, New Hampshire in the White Mountains where I live now, my work shows at the Tamworth Artisans Gallery in Chocorua, NH, The Local Grocer health food market, Raven Wood Curio Shop in Jackson, NH, and the Memorial Hospital Gift Shop in North Conway, NH.

Thanks for looking through my shop and hopefully you will enjoy what you see. And check out my other shop on Esty, RePeace Goods, repeacegoods.etsy.com. It is a collection of repurposed fabric bags and other items, along with some vintage things too.


Find me on Facebook too
https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/With-These-Hands-Pottery/309972135811378

Jennie Blair

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Jennie Blair

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(110)
baileybuttons12

baileybuttons12 on Jul 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is not only wonderfully functional for draining silverware but looks beautiful on the kitchen counter while doing it. This was made for me specifically as I wanted a bit different colour and as soon as it was done,I received it carefully wrapped and sent with love.It's a lovely gift to give or for your own home.Absolutely lovely handmade pottery.Can't say enough about this potter/dealer.She's great.

wrymer

wrymer on Jul 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful piece. I'm sure my brother will love it when he gets it in a few weeks. Thanks!

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About

Clay has shaped me into the potter that I am.

I have been immersed in clay for over 16 years. Along with the many other facets that shape an individual, clay has been one that I have been able to rely on to always be there to express myself.

I graduated from college in 2000 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art. I was torn my senior year between becoming a painter, a metal sculptor and a potter. I felt so much passion for all three. But, as I thought about my future and about the practicalities of making a living as a painter or sculptor, those just didn't seem to make sense. For me pottery was practical, functional, and utilitarian. Although those words just sound dull to me at times, as I look into myself, at the core of my being, the things that are most important to me tend to be those that are practical, functional and utilitarian.

I have been so lucky to have worked along side 4 production potters over a 14 year period, all of whom offered very different styles and methods of working. I have gathered knowledge from their experience, as well as created my own style with the resources and experiences that have followed me since my journey in clay began.

My work has progressed into the depiction of my feeling of nature. Although I still embrace the function of a pot, it is important to me that it feels right too. Balance, energy, and texture. Three important things that I incorporate into my pots, and more importantly try lead my life by. Clay has had the ability to not only ground me, but also let me be totally free.

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    Since graduating from Plymouth State College in 2000 after receiving my BFA in Studio Art, I had been working for other production potters along the way, creating a foundation of experience to be where I am now creating pottery for myself.

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Last updated on March 5, 2015
I have been making hand-thrown pottery for over 16 years. All of my work is high fired cone 10 reduction stoneware or porcelain. My goal is to interpret my vision of and connection with nature using raw materials consisting of wood ash, driftwood, and some glazes dug straight from the earth along with the texture and raw shapes of the clay.
I want to create pottery that is not only functional, but beautiful to sight and touch.
Sharing my work with others allows me to pass on my vision of the peace that nature brings me. Close your eyes and feel with your heart what another has created, and you too can create.

I currently show my work in Cello in Bozeman, MT. In North Conway, New Hampshire my work is for sale at The Local Grocer; in Jackson, NH at Raven Wood and Jackson Art.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept paypal and credit card payments. All orders will be shipped within a week of your order, and usually take 3-7 days to arrive.
Shipping
I ship primarily through the United States Postal Service. I am very experienced in packing pottery and shipping. But in the event that something is damaged, please contact me so that we can work out a replacement. Each one is unique and one of a kind, and will do my best to replace the piece(s).

If you are having your purchase shipped to anywhere outside the continental US (Alaska and Hawaii), please contact me so we can arrange for an increase in shipping charges. It is usually a bit more to ship to to those states.

I use all recycled and reused packing materials to cut down on the use and disposal of new ones. It is my attempt to divert what I can from the landfill. I encourage you to use these materials again, or find a local business who collects them to reuse.

FOR CHRISTMAS SHIPPING...
For orders purchased after Dec. 16, please contact me about shipping and arrival times, if you need your order by Christmas. We can arrange to have things expedited for an additional charge. Send me a conversation/email before you confirm your purchase so we can make arrangements to be sure it arrives in time.
Refunds and Exchanges
I do want you to be happy with your purchase, but please know that each piece is unique, and sometimes colors vary from piece to piece, and within a piece, that's part of its beauty.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do make customs pots, and can personlize them. Drop a me a line if you are interested...