CuriousBirdPottery

Pottery Handmade Wheel Thrown Mugs Clocks & Jewelry

Toronto, Canada · 925 Sales

CuriousBirdPottery

Pottery Handmade Wheel Thrown Mugs Clocks & Jewelry

Toronto, Canada 925 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars
(511)

Announcement   To ensure packages arrive before Dec 24th, orders must be placed by Dec 9th. If you are shipping within Ontario, you have a bit more time!

Curious Bird Pottery features Handmade Pottery, Ceramic Jewelry and Clocks that are functional, beautiful, and made to be used everyday! Bowls and mugs are wheel thrown and sometimes altered while trays, clocks and jewelry are hand built lovingly just for you.

If you are buying multiple items (3 or more), I do refund excess shipping payment since prices may drop with multiple purchases.

Ontario buyers: Shipping local is sometimes much less costly so I refund the difference.

Check out the Shop Local link to find me in person at local Toronto shows.

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 20, 2016

To ensure packages arrive before Dec 24th, orders must be placed by Dec 9th. If you are shipping within Ontario, you have a bit more time!

Curious Bird Pottery features Handmade Pottery, Ceramic Jewelry and Clocks that are functional, beautiful, and made to be used everyday! Bowls and mugs are wheel thrown and sometimes altered while trays, clocks and jewelry are hand built lovingly just for you.

If you are buying multiple items (3 or more), I do refund excess shipping payment since prices may drop with multiple purchases.

Ontario buyers: Shipping local is sometimes much less costly so I refund the difference.

Check out the Shop Local link to find me in person at local Toronto shows.

Pam McFadyen

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Pam McFadyen

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(511)
Josie Mercier

Josie Mercier on Dec 20, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous! The colour is even more vibrant in person.

heatherc3

heatherc3 on Nov 30, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely! Very pleased with the purchase.

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Updates

These mugs came out of the kiln and are now in my shop! Vases will be listed soon.

About

Handmade pottery meant to be used every day.

It's just me from start to finish. I am that curious bird from the initial glimpse of an idea to the bubble wrap shipping of every product. I like to create functional pottery that is made to be used every day. My design choices keep that in mind so I work with Stoneware clay which is strong enough to handle daily use. I formulate my own glazes, fire the work myself and enjoy every minute. It is curiosity that drives me to create, the 'what if I try this' that leads to new designs. I am fascinated with texture and use everything from carved wooden adornment from antique dressers to hand carved linoblocks when impressing designs into soft clay. On the other hand, I also adore modern clean design so to rectify the dichotomy of these two aesthetics, I often use clean lines and strong forms combined with intricate surface texture or glazes with interesting depth of colour.

As for me the person, I grew up in the Saskatchewan prairies as a farm girl who loved making things with her hands. Somehow I ended up living in Toronto with a set of twin boys and a pottery studio.

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  • Pam McFadyen

    Owner, Creator

    I am a potter living in Toronto, Ontario Canada. I have been working with clay for more than a decade. I recently took time off to birth twin boys and recover from a devastating home/studio flood but am back in a new studio producing new designs.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 13, 2016
Thanks for stopping by! I use durable stoneware clay and formulate my own glazes in my home studio so that I have control over the color and chemicals used. My glazes are food safe, leadfree and can be used in the microwave, oven (if heated from room temperature), and dishwasher, although handwashing will prolong their life.

Feel free to stop by my blog to read more about my creative process at http://lureartsceramics.blogspot.com/

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept PayPal and direct checkout- credit and debit cards, Etsy gift cards and other international payment methods where available.

Please contact me if you have any specific questions.
Shipping
I use Canadapost for all of my shipping unless requested to otherwise. Every piece is bubble wrapped and boxes are filled with peanuts or Styrofoam to ensure a safe journey. Pendants are secured in bubble mailers while larger orders may be double boxed to ensure their safety. Not all items come with tracking numbers but you can inquire about purchasing a shipping upgrade if you need one.

I haven't had any issues with parcels crossing the border so feel confident when buying internationally! Buyers are responsible for any duties on larger international shipments.

Shipments to the USA usually arrives in 6-12 bus. days. Orders during the holiday rush usually take a bit longer so be prepared to purchase your gifts in Nov. to ensure timely delivery.

Please let me know if you would like to consider another method of shipment and I can offer a quote.

If you are buying multiple items (3 or more), I do refund excess shipping payment since prices drop with multiple purchases.

If your location is not listed in my shipping prices, please convo me for a quote.

Shipping rates for Everywhere Else -Canada Post estimates 4-6 weeks for delivery but often takes longer. Shipping prices are for SURFACE shipping through Canadapost. If you are interested in faster shipping, International AIR may be possibile for your location at an increased rate. Please contact me with your location and the item(s) you would like to purchase for a quote before purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
If your item arrives damaged please contact me immediately (within 1 week of receipt). Upon receiving photographs of the damage, the item will be refunded or replaced as per conversations with the buyer.
Additional policies and FAQs
Your items come from a smoke free, pet free home (even though I love animals, I am allergic).

Feel free to convo me with special requests and I will let you know if it is possible!