Highly Textured Hand Built Ceramics

Gold Canyon, Arizona

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Jillian O'Dwyer

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About JillyBeanPottery

Sales 753
On Etsy since 2011

Exploring Texture

I’ve always been a texture lover and I think that’s why I gravitated towards clay as a medium. Seeing the contrasting depths of pattern applied to a three dimensional form is really striking to me.

My earliest texture experiments years ago were pretty simplistic – a single pattern repeated over and over. Simplistic, but that’s when I became addicted creating vases of all sizes and descriptions during a Friday evening open studio time. It was my release from the corporate world job I held at the time and when I also made the transition to working almost exclusively with hand built techniques instead of the potter’s wheel.

Since all of those years ago my love of texture has taken me on many experiments from setting up roadside to gather passerby’s shoe impressions to marathon sessions creating my own clay stamps from found objects. The culmination of all of this experimentation and play is seen in my latest work featuring complex flowing texture patterns.

Jillian is a ceramic artist who focuses mainly on creating highly textured, hand built, functional work.

Shop members

  • Jillian

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    My first exposure to ceramics was during my junior year of college. I needed a class to fulfill one of my general ed requirements in creative arts and on a whim, I decided to take a beginning ceramics class. I've been hooked ever since!

  • Bennie


    Bennie is a born supervisor and is always checking up on the work I'm doing.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 25, 2020
Welcome to JillyBeanPottery!

Outlined below are some basics about my shop policies. Please feel free to convo me with any questions, feedback, comments, etc. I welcome your input towards improving your customer experience.


Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Returns are accepted up to 14 days from date of receipt of your order. Return postage is payable by the customer. Once a return is received, a refund will be sent to you by the end of the next business day.

Please see additional information for specifics regarding refunds for custom and wholesale orders in Additional Information.
JillyBeanPottery accepts payment through Etsy Direct Checkout.
Items purchased are shipped out after order confirmation and payment confirmation is received and within the expected delivery timeframe set for each listing. Please note that some listings may be for an item that is made to order and those listings carry a longer lead time.

Packages will ship USPS First Class Mail or Parcel Post unless an alternate method is requested. Included in the shipping fees is the cost to purchase delivery confirmation, or a tracking number, for each package. The tracking number(s) will be provided to you.

Shipping fees are estimates only based on the USPS website and shipping method described above. Please convo me for an updated shipping fees amount if you are outside of the United States or would like your purchase to be sent via an alternative method.

Every effort is taken to package your purchased items in such a way as to ensure they reach you in unbroken condition. Unfortunately, due to the nature of ceramic pieces, this cannot be guaranteed. In the event of an item arriving broken, JillyBeanPottery will offer to either remake your purchased item or refund your purchase price and shipping fees.

Please note that due to the one of a kind nature of JillyBeanPottery pieces, remaking your purchased item may not always be possible in which case a refund will be provided.

In the event of a lost package, a case will be opened with USPS no later than 5 days after the expected arrival date of your purchase. If USPS is unable to locate the package, JillyBeanPottery will offer to either remake your purchased item or refund your purchase price and shipping fees.

Please note that due to the one of a kind nature of JillyBeanPottery's pieces, remaking your purchased item may not always be possible in which case a refund will be provided.

No refunds or offers to remake the item will take place until after USPS has completed their case findings.
Additional policies and FAQs
JillyBeanPottery welcomes wholesale orders for standard sizes, shapes, glazes, clays and patterns. A line sheet detailing available options is available on request.

Please allow a minimum of 4-6 weeks lead time on any wholesale orders placed. As part of the order process, regular progress updates (including pictures) will be provided to the buyer to ensure accurate execution of the order.

Wholesale pricing for JillyBeanPottery items is currently available on request as all items are listed at their full retail price. Wholesale orders require a minimum purchase of $200 to qualify for wholesale pricing. Freight shipping and/or other delivery methods can be arranged for wholesale orders.

As of July 5, 2020, JillyBeanPottery is no longer accepting custom requests from retail customers.