jessicahoward

Nature inspired pottery with fresh, bright colors.

Fairfield, Connecticut · 555 Sales

jessicahoward

Nature inspired pottery with fresh, bright colors.

Fairfield, Connecticut 555 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(60)

Announcement   Howard's work was once called "The Apple of pottery" by well known modern artist Skylar Fein, and has not disappointed since.
Jessica Howard is an artist, a teacher, a wife, a mom of two little boys and a malignant brain tumor and thyroid cancer survivor. She works out of her home studio in Connecticut and enjoys every minute Creating her work.
A portion of all proceeds are donated the the American Brain Tumor Association.

All items are hand drawn, hand painted, hand glazed and loaded in the kiln by Jessica.
They are fired to 1850 degrees!
Because She is the sole producer, She asks that you kindly be patient! :)

only non-toxic paint and glazes are used and all pieces are dishwasher safe, although washing by hand is recommended to keep pieces from cracking or becoming dull.
Jessica's work has been featured on a design wall on board Holland America's new MS Koningsdam Cruise line and a huge feature wall in a brand new Kimpton hotel in the Cayman Islands. She has also been featured in New York Magazine, Relish.com, Design sponge, dwell.com, thekitchn.com, apartmenttherapy and other blogs. As well as shops and galleries across the country, from Brooklyn, NY to Bethesda, MD and Santa barbara, CA.

646 295 4778
www.jessicahowardceramics.com

Happy shopping!

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 14, 2017

Howard's work was once called "The Apple of pottery" by well known modern artist Skylar Fein, and has not disappointed since.
Jessica Howard is an artist, a teacher, a wife, a mom of two little boys and a malignant brain tumor and thyroid cancer survivor. She works out of her home studio in Connecticut and enjoys every minute Creating her work.
A portion of all proceeds are donated the the American Brain Tumor Association.

All items are hand drawn, hand painted, hand glazed and loaded in the kiln by Jessica.
They are fired to 1850 degrees!
Because She is the sole producer, She asks that you kindly be patient! :)

only non-toxic paint and glazes are used and all pieces are dishwasher safe, although washing by hand is recommended to keep pieces from cracking or becoming dull.
Jessica's work has been featured on a design wall on board Holland America's new MS Koningsdam Cruise line and a huge feature wall in a brand new Kimpton hotel in the Cayman Islands. She has also been featured in New York Magazine, Relish.com, Design sponge, dwell.com, thekitchn.com, apartmenttherapy and other blogs. As well as shops and galleries across the country, from Brooklyn, NY to Bethesda, MD and Santa barbara, CA.

646 295 4778
www.jessicahowardceramics.com

Happy shopping!

Jessica Howard

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(60)
lulu

lulu on Feb 7, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

oh my goodness, this plate is even better in person! it's gorgeous, the perfect size to hold my banana bread and other types of bread desserts that I make. I'm soooo excited about this product. I can't wait to use it! I will, most certainly, be purchasing more from Jessica Howard's pottery in the future! love love love it.

liana831

liana831 on Jan 8, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely! It’s just the right size; not too big, not too small. Well made and a nice little extra touch in the kitchen. Thanks!

Carol Hedeen

Carol Hedeen on Nov 21, 2017

4 out of 5 stars

They’re very large - the blue color is deep and beautiful. I do worry with the size and thickness that they might get broken so I’m being super careful, moreso than with other mugs I own. Went thru the dishwasher with no issue

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About

Nature inspired pottery hand painted and illustrated in bright, happy colors and crisp, clean lines.

At 17 years old Jessica Howard was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. Terrified, she was thrown into a whirlwind of tests and toxins. It all culminated into a seven-hour surgery that left her unable to speak or walk for days.
She still recalls in vivid detail the struggle to regain her art, to learn to draw again. “It was like drawing backwards. I needed to find my lines again”, she explains. “To rediscover the strength in my lines. Each line needed to be re-imagined, made whole again.”
Lightning would strike again nearly 12 years later. Jessica married her best friend and within 2 years they expected their first child. After 9 months of pregnancy, they lost their baby. Their loss was at times unbearable and was some of their darkest hours. While grieving for their son, Jessica discovered a lump in her neck, which turned out to be another malignant tumor in her thyroid.
Throughout it all, she found solace in her art. Turning to her gift as a comfort. A way to express her pain and anguish. Today, years later, she is whole. Married, with two healthy boys, she is now cancer free and the lines on her pieces are both bold and clear. Each one a reflection of the treasures she hunted for as a child on the bucolic North Shore of Long Island in those years before the storm, life affirming memories of her strength. The tree limbs, the blades of grass, the lonesomeness of dead ocean life, even the breath of the waves and grains of sand.

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  • Jessica Howard

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Hi there! Im Jessica. My work is inspired by nature and a childhood growing up on Long Island's beautiful north shore. I am a mom of two fantastic boys and cancer survivor for over 20 years. I love my job as an artist and treasure every minute of it!

Shop policies

Last updated on October 14, 2017
Welcome to my shop! My work is made one piece at a time. Every piece is drawn by hand, painted, glazed and fired in a kiln at 1850 degrees. There are NO stencils of any kind. For that reason, every single piece I make is one of a kind and has its own beauty.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Each piece is hand drawn, hand painted, glazed and loaded in the kiln by me....I do everything I can to ensure that each one is as perfect as can be. However, the kiln process is an imperfect one. At times there are imperfections. Pieces vary in pattern, size and color. They are hand made.
If something arrives broken, kindly contact me within 24 hours of receipt. WITH PICTURES OF ITEM AND ORIGINAL BOX DAMAGE.
All items are otherwise FINAL SALE.
Custom orders may not be returned and are final sale.
Payment
Payment by Pay Pal or express checkout only please. Items should be paid for within 24 hours of purchase. I do not accept personal checks or money orders
Shipping
If I have a piece made I will send it out as soon as I possibly can. Alternatively,
If a piece is unfinished, I will do my best to let the buyer know when it will ship. it will usually ship in 2 to 3 weeks.

I pack every item in many layers of bubble wrap. Each box is inspected by me to be sure it will survive the trip.
I try to use recycled shipping material whenever possible and take great care to ensure items arrive safely. Because of this, very rarely are items broken during shipping.

All domestic orders are shipped via USPS usually within 1-3 business days of purchase, if the item is in stock. if not, i will do my best to let you know when it will ship. Please be patient, every item is hand crafted.

International orders will ship International Priority via USPS. You must contact me for most international shipping prices at this time. Buyer is responsible for all duties and taxes.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am happy to work with you on custom orders, within reason.
Wholesale interests please contact me for line sheet.