judi tavill ceramics: handmade. organic elegance. modern design.

Rumson, New Jersey

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Last updated on Jan 4, 2016

PLEASE go to www.jtceramics.com for all future orders. This shop is CLOSED.


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About jtceramics

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On Etsy since 2007

Reflections of Nature with Modern Design

I am inspired by the beauty of shapes and textures that I observe in nature.
When I create, I choose to re-imagine, not replicate, these memories.
Coastal discoveries, woodland finds, or lush flora influence my exploration in the studio.

This current body of work is wheel thrown and hand built with thick walls using a strong, sandy stoneware.
The coarse clay allows me to deeply carve away and rigorously texture the vessel.
I apply a layer of white porcelain slip to the cream clay surface, which soften and whitens.
This adds a new dimension to the textured pieces and a soft skin to the smooth forms.
I discreetly apply clear glaze or glass frit as the piece necessitates, adding a bit of aquatic glisten to the object's surface.
The work that emerges feels new and modern, yet decidedly familiar.
It is reflective of seaside moments and meditative pauses in the natural world.

My process results in unique art objects that elegantly accent contemporary home decor and interior design.
I invite the designer and collector to join me in the creative process through individual collection and curation.
By encouraging the sharing of photos of the work in situ, I hope to allow for a sense of community between artist and collector.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1968, Judi enjoyed a career in fashion and textile print design before discovering clay in 2002.
As a wife and mother of 2 teenage boys, Judi works in a studio in her home located in
Rumson, New Jersey.
Her life in clay has been intertwined with the rearing of her children, involvement in
community and exploration found through frequent travel.
It is due to all of these varied experiences that Judi feels allows her to experiment and create her unique ceramic work.

Please see: www.jtceramics.com for a more detailed resume.

Shop members

  • judi tavill

    Owner, Maker, Creator

    After years as a fashion and textile print designer, creating forms & fabrics for the human figure, I found clay. My experience with this medium has been, & will always be, a journey. My true passion is in the process of creating the work.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Thanks for popping in!
First of all, I am an artist.
Business policies are a necessity and therefore I have a few that follow.
Please understand that I am happiest when my work finds a new loving home.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I am here to help! You can convo me here, email at jtceramics [!at] aol.com.

Everything that you see on my Etsy shop is made by me, by hand. I use wheel throwing and hand building and then painstakingly carve and texture. Each piece is unique, one-of-a-kind work of art and measurements are approximate depending on where the piece is measured.
I do my best to ship work that most closely resembles the photograph, but please keep in mind ... my photography is good... but... it is a photo. Teleporting the object for review WOULD be better...

Each piece is handmade and therefore "one of a kind".
Any small imperfections on the surface are to be embraced as part of the artistic process.

Please let me know if you are purchasing an item as a gift and I will include a personalized card for the recipient.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
It is extremely important to me that you are happy with your purchase.
If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, please return it for a full refund (including shipping).
Returns are accepted on all undamaged merchandise returned within 10 days of the purchase date.
Contact me for details.

If an item reaches you in a damaged condition, I will gladly exchange it for a replacement for a similar item of equal value. Please notify me via within 1 business day of receipt if you receive a damaged item and ship it back to the studio in original packaging. Be AWARE: The BUYER is responsible for the cost of return shipping.

If you are simply unhappy with the items that you receive, please contact me within 10 business days to arrange for a refund or exchange. All items must be returned in good condition in original packaging on order to qualify for a refund or exchange. You will be provided with packaging instructions. Credit will be refunded upon safe receipt of returned items.
The buyer is responsible for damage in transit.

In the event of a return or exchange, shipping charges are the responsibility of the buyer and non-refundable.

After a 10 day grace period, all sales are final.

In the event of a stolen package, refunds will not be provided.

Contact Information:
Jtceramics [!at] aol.com
732 539 7009
Accepted forms of payment include DIRECT CHECKOUT and PayPal
If neither of these works for you and you purchase an item, PLEASE NOTIFY ME IMMEDIATELY OF YOUR PLANS TO PAY.
I can accept credit cards via telephone or email, just reach out. 7325397009.

I do not ship until the account registers the order as paid.

7 % sales tax will be added to the order if shipping within New Jersey.
8.875% sales tax will be added to the order if shipping within New York .

If an order has not been paid for within 3 days, I will have to cancel the order.
I pack each piece in many layers of bubble wrap, tightly secured surrounded by packing peanuts inside a box.
I make a very strong effort to ensure items arrive safely and I have a strong track record!

I ship my work using USPS Priority Mail frequently, occasionally Fedex Ground or UPS Ground, to be sure that you receive your purchase SAFE and SOUND!


I give a price for USPS 1st Class Mail International for up to 4 lbs.(this does not include insurance)
After 4 lbs the package must be upgrade to International Priority(this will include insurance up to $400) (it tends to be 2 1/2 times as expensive FYI)
But we must communicate to make sure you receive your order the way that pleases you... and therefore we may need to add to the shipment price.

Please understand that the Buyer is responsible for any import taxes or tariffs on international purchases.
Additional policies and FAQs
*I really DO NOT negotiate for discounts.
I will occasionally give a code for a discount and in that case, you need to KNOW the coupon code from a specific source...
Do your research...
The shop announcement should state when the coupon code ends...

If you are purchasing a gift that is to be sent directly to the recipient, please notify me at checkout.
I will include a card with the message of your choice and will not include any receipts or invoices.