Misery Bay Pottery

Pennsylvania, United States · 24 Sales


Misery Bay Pottery

Pennsylvania, United States 24 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
David Schroeck

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David Schroeck


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5 out of 5 stars

sdepugh on Mar 28, 2015

4 out of 5 stars

Great handcrafted tap handle. Fast shipping


sdepugh on Mar 28, 2015

4 out of 5 stars

Great handcrafted tap handle. Fast shipping.

Morgan Schneider

Morgan Schneider on Jan 7, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

David was an absolute delight to work with — the tap marker turned out even better than I could have hoped for! So grateful for the speediness, constant updates and photos of the progress, and the final piece. I highly, highly recommend him and his work!

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The Art of Clay is an imperfect science. That sentiment sums up the most valuable insight that I have surmised during my time as an artist. While some artists may find pleasure in pushing the clay to seamless perfection, that type of mastery never interested me. I prefer to advocate the flaws of clay in my work. I find an honest beauty in a cracked edge, an inconsistent texture, to me there is much more merit in using these as they are.

In my work I prefer to take and use what the clay gives me. There is something artificial about forcing a form against the clay’s will, against its nature. The way I figure it, no matter how hard we try, humans will never be able to duplicate the beauty inherent in the randomness of nature. Whether by design, evolution, or accident, the way things happen in nature gives them identity. It gives them a time and a place. Covering or hiding these flaws diminishes the natural beauty of the medium, and in the end the genuineness of the work.

I feel that my process from beginning to end should be visually evident in the final work. I want the viewer to get a feeling of how I work. I want them to understand the importance of the works journey. From a lump of wet clay to a finished work, my pieces are continually developing, evolving if you will. They never quite end up as I planned, and in a way, that in itself is the plan. I like to meet the clay half way, take what it gives and use it to finish a work to our end, the viewers end. Viewing this evolution in my final works gives them their soul. It allows my work to stand by itself, not only as a testament to aesthetics, but as a representative of its own nature.

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Last updated on March 14, 2012

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I prefer paypal, however alternative methods can be negotiated via a conversation.
I generally ship USPS, however to Canada and Mexico i will occasionally use UPS. It really depends on the size of the work.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not pleased with my work, send it back within a week, and I will gladly issue a refund. (minus shipping) If my work arrives damaged, you will need to file a claim with the delivery service. I insure all shipped work for the sold value. DO NOT send the broken work back, as it will null the insurance.