moriahart

Functional Ceramic Art for Everyday Life

Santa Rosa, California · 25 Sales

moriahart

Functional Ceramic Art for Everyday Life

Santa Rosa, California 25 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   There was a time when art and functionality were not separate, when household items were meant to be utilitarian and aesthetically pleasing. Why not eat your every day meals out of ceramic art? I think it makes everything taste just a little bit better. I'm focusing on selling my work in person. Please check out my facebook page for upcoming events and new work https://www.facebook.com/Moriahart

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There was a time when art and functionality were not separate, when household items were meant to be utilitarian and aesthetically pleasing. Why not eat your every day meals out of ceramic art? I think it makes everything taste just a little bit better. I'm focusing on selling my work in person. Please check out my facebook page for upcoming events and new work https://www.facebook.com/Moriahart

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Anonymous on Apr 3, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you Moriah! The family arrived safely on Saturday. I am sure my mother will love them!

Anonymous on Mar 22, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Anonymous on Jan 17, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Unbelievably fast arrival ! And such a wonderful design. It really made my day. Thank you for such professional customer service. That means a lot to me.

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About

A potter's potter

I began shaping clay in kindergarten, of course then it was green, yellow and blue, and smelled funny. Eventually I learned that the original inhabitants in the region had dug clay from creeks and fired it in their cooking fires. My brother and I began to make clay “artifacts”—animals, coins and small pots—that we fired in our barbecue pit, hid and later, as intrepid archaeologists (think Indiana Jones), discovered.

However, it wasn’t until college that I fell in love with the feel of my hands on the clay and the rhythm of the potter’s wheel. I have actively been studying and producing ceramics for close to twenty years; everyday I learn something new.

Each time I open the kiln I am surprised; it’s like a gift, will it be an ugly pink sweater or that really cool toy you’ve been asking for. I have studied and produced ceramics in the San Francisco Bay area, Eugene, Oregon and on my travels in Europe.

Today my work is inspired by my studies in folklore, as well as contemporary and traditional potters. My pieces have echoes of European architecture, the Bellarmine jars from Germany, feathered slip designs from England and Romania, the geometric designs of the American southwest, cave drawings, Russian folk motifs, the greenman from British mythology and the natural world (I love oak trees).

Some days I feel as if clay must flow in my veins and stories come to life through my clay work. I hope you enjoy my pottery, as much as I enjoy creating it.

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    I began shaping clay in kindergarten, now some 30 odd years later I have clay running through my veins.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 8, 2012
Thank you for considering purchasing one of my pieces. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me. All pottery is food and microwave safe.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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Payment
Payment is expected within 3 days. I accept payment through PayPal and money order
Shipping
I am currently only shipping within the United States, shipping pottery internationally is expensive. But if you must have something internationally I will need your address to get an exact price for you and send you an invoice.

If you live in the SF Bay Area, feel free to convo me about picking up an item rather than shipping.

I ship within 1-3 business days once payment is received. I prefer to ship USPS priority mail, however I will ship however gets closest to the price I have charged for shipping, which means if you live in the midwest or on the east coast you will need to pay more for priority mail..

Items over $100 will be insured; if you would like to upgrade shipping or add insurance to an order of under $100, let me know in the note to seller box and then wait for me to send you an adjusted invoice before you complete payment. I am not responsible for any lost or damaged items if insurance is not purchased.

All items will be shipped securely and well cushioned. I currently have a bunch of pink foam I am using for packing. I use recycled boxes.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not content with the item, you may return it for a full refund (not including shipping charges) or exchange for something else within 30 days.

For returns and exchanges, you will be responsible for the additional shipping charges. For returns, your money will be refunded once the piece arrives safely.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please remember color is different on every computer monitor, the color of the item when it arrives may no be exactly the color of the image you viewed on your monitor (it will be the exact piece though). If you have questions about the item please convo me.