MudFirePottery

Handmade Functional Pottery for Everyday Living

Leesburg, Georgia | 289 Sales

MudFirePottery

Handmade Functional Pottery for Everyday Living

Leesburg, Georgia 289 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   Welcome! For those that love the organic nature of handmade pottery, our pottery will enliven your daily lives. For those new to pottery, you will kindle a life-long romance.

Our handmade pottery - Garlic Keepers, Butter Keepers, Bakeware, Mixing Bowls, Batter Bowls, Mugs, Berry Bowls, Pie Plates, Serving Pieces, Garden Stakes, Flower Pots and more - are created for everyday living.

Are you sending a gift? In "notes to seller", please state what you would like written on your complimentary gift card. If nothing is mentioned in notes to seller and to avoid delays in shipping, a gift receipt only will be included with no prices on it.

Are you local? Please use our no shipping code of LOCALPICKUP at checkout. After the order is placed I will contact you to arrange delivery.

Do you see something you want but would prefer another glaze combination... please convo me BEFORE placing your order. Items listed are for in-stock finished pieces. Once agreed upon, I will set up a "Reserved Listing" for you. Reserved Listings and Custom Orders can take up to 4+ weeks depending on where I am in production before your piece is mailed out. So please plan ahead.

Purchasing any listing from my shop is an acceptance of my shop policies.

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 13, 2018

Welcome! For those that love the organic nature of handmade pottery, our pottery will enliven your daily lives. For those new to pottery, you will kindle a life-long romance.

Our handmade pottery - Garlic Keepers, Butter Keepers, Bakeware, Mixing Bowls, Batter Bowls, Mugs, Berry Bowls, Pie Plates, Serving Pieces, Garden Stakes, Flower Pots and more - are created for everyday living.

Are you sending a gift? In "notes to seller", please state what you would like written on your complimentary gift card. If nothing is mentioned in notes to seller and to avoid delays in shipping, a gift receipt only will be included with no prices on it.

Are you local? Please use our no shipping code of LOCALPICKUP at checkout. After the order is placed I will contact you to arrange delivery.

Do you see something you want but would prefer another glaze combination... please convo me BEFORE placing your order. Items listed are for in-stock finished pieces. Once agreed upon, I will set up a "Reserved Listing" for you. Reserved Listings and Custom Orders can take up to 4+ weeks depending on where I am in production before your piece is mailed out. So please plan ahead.

Purchasing any listing from my shop is an acceptance of my shop policies.

Christine Rosso

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    About

    Share the journey... from my studio... to your home.

    Thank you for taking the time to get to know me. My name is Christine Rosso and I have been making functional pottery for over 18 years. Married mother of three, I have a home studio located in Leesburg Georgia.

    Born and raised on a Gentleman’s farm in the Northwest corner of Connecticut with my parents, brothers and French Grandparents, we raised our own animals and had numerous gardens, berry patches, and fruit trees. I loved preparing and "putting up" our harvest with my Mother and Grandmother. It was so rewarding being a part of the journey from field to table. I learned at an early age the satisfaction of preparing and presenting my culinary creations to family and friends using beautiful kitchen accessories and tableware. There is nothing better than the good times with family and friends that are shared around food.

    My appreciation of nature, my love of the culinary arts and my passion for clay have inspired my artistic direction in creating functional pottery that has a rustic Country French flavor that I myself use every day. My pieces are sturdy for everyday use and have a rustic sophistication for entertaining and gift giving.

    I am a one woman potter and my work is not massed produced. Each piece is individually handmade with my own two hands and will have its own characteristics and personality. No two pieces will ever be exactly alike. Slight variations are to be expected in both glaze and form... a most sought-after quality of handmade pottery.

    I hope you will find my pottery a lovely compliment to you and your family. I want to inspire you to new epicurean heights and bring together the farm to table lifestyle I've known my whole life.

    Bon appétit!

    https://www.etsy.com/shop/MudFirePottery

    Shop members

    • Christine Rosso

      Owner, Maker, Designer

      I am a one woman studio potter and have been creating for over 17 years. I love to make beautiful functional pottery for the kitchen, home, and garden. I live in the beautiful Hill Country of San Antonio Texas with my Husband and our children.

    • The Hubby

      My "Go-To" Guy, Carpenter, Heavy Lifter

      I do all the heavy stuff. I build what she wants. I load what she wants. I travel with her to shows, set up her shows, take down her setups. Whatever the wife wants... as long as I can listen to whatever game is playing.

    • Lexi

      Studio Assistant, Always Has A Story To Tell, Likes My Music

      My all around helper. Willing to do the dirty jobs. Loves to paint and glaze the small things. Practices on the potter's wheel when I'm not using it. She also works for hugs and kisses but a little cash thrown in never hurts.

    • Zeus

      Studio Buddy, Lizard Protector, Just Cute To Look At

      Zeus loves to hang out in the studio. He protects it from lizards that may venture in and loves to flirt with all the fur girls that walk by.

    • Athena

      Studio Buddy, Sun Diva, Blanket Snuggler

      Our newest Member, she loves the studio. So many places to explore but soon tires and loves to nap.

    Shop policies

    Last updated on August 13, 2018
    Welcome to MudFire Pottery... Artisan Pottery for Everyday Living.

    I create functional pottery that imparts a rustic sophistication that will be a stylish and functional addition to your kitchen, home, and garden for years to come.

    Each piece is thrown on the potter’s wheel and hand built by me in my home studio located in the beautiful South Georgia town of Leesburg. As a studio potter, my work is not massed produced. I make small batches while paying close attention to the details.

    With each piece individually made by my own two hands, it will have its own characteristics and personality, ensuring that no two pieces will be exactly alike. Variations to both glaze and form are to be expected and should not be viewed as a flaw… a most sought-after quality in handmade pottery.

    GIFTS
    If your purchase is a gift, I am more than happy to ship directly to the recipient. In "Notes to Seller" please state recipients address and your sentiments for a complimentary gift card. No invoice or receipt will be included in the package other than your card. If nothing is mentioned in notes to seller and to avoid delays in shipping, a gift receipt only will be included with no prices on it.

    LOCAL
    If you live in the Leesburg/Albany GA area, there is free local pick-up available. Just enter coupon code LOCALPICKUP at checkout.

    Want to see more or understand the process? Visit my website, www.mudfirepottery.com

    Accepted payment methods

    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • American Express
    • Discover
    • Apple Pay
    • Klarna
    • Sofort
    • Ideal
    • Paypal
    • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
    Returns and exchanges
    I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
    Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
    Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
    Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
    The following items can't be returned or exchanged
    Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
    • Custom or personalized orders
    Questions about your order?
    Please if you have any problems with your order.
    Returns and exchange details
    At MudFire Pottery our customer's satisfaction is our top priority. In the event you are unhappy with your order, please contact me WITHIN 3 DAYS of receipt so that we can work together to resolve the issue.

    RETURNS/EXCHANGES
    All returns must be authorized first and returned items must arrive back to me in original condition (unused and in original packaging). Returns must be received with 14 days once authorized.

    Shipping on returned items is at the buyer's expense. I am not responsible for damage that occurs to item(s) packed by buyers and strongly suggest shipping with tracking and insurance. If the package is received damaged or is lost, no refund will be given.

    Upon satisfactory receipt of the return, I will refund your purchase, minus the cost of shipping.

    DAMAGES
    I take great care in packing my work but in the event, your item arrives damaged, you must contact me immediately. I will request that you take photos of the damaged piece along with the packaging and send it to me via e-mail.

    After documentation is received, you may choose either a full refund including shipping or another item of equal value and equal shipping cost, your choice.

    Documentation may include signing an affidavit confirming the damage or loss and holding onto packaging and damaged item in the event carrier may need to inspect in order to process claim.

    I hope that if this ever happens that you will be understanding so I can rectify the situation. Your satisfaction with our product and service is our number one priority.
    Payment
    MudFire Pottery accepts Major Credit Cards, PayPal, and Etsy Gift Cards.

    All in-stock orders will ship out within one-three days, Monday - Friday after an order is paid in full and payment has cleared.

    Because your receipts are available electronically, I do not include them with your purchase.

    CANCELED ORDERS
    If payment is not made within 24 hours of placing an order, the transaction will be canceled and the item(s) will be re-posted and made available for others to purchase.

    If you need to cancel your order, please do so immediately. Once your package has been mailed, you will be subject to our return policy.

    SALES TAX
    Per state law, if you reside in Georgia, sales tax will be added in addition to the purchase price.

    LOCAL PICKUP
    Local buyers who wish to arrange a local pickup should use coupon code LOCALPICKUP to avoid being charged shipping costs. I will contact you in an Etsy conversation after your purchase to schedule the pickup.

    CUSTOM/PERSONALIZED ORDERS
    All custom and personalized orders MUST be paid for, in full, in advance. No work will be started until payment has cleared. Custom and personalized pieces typically take 3 - 6 weeks depending on where I am in the production process. There is NO REFUND on personalized pieces.
    Shipping
    All in-stock orders are shipped via USPS Priority Mail within one-three business days, Monday - Friday, to the address provided on your Etsy Order at the time of purchase.

    Priority Mail is an upgraded shipping service through the United States Postal Service and normally has a two-three day delivery and includes tracking and insurance. All orders will be automatically insured for their full amount. During the holiday season, the two-three day shipping given by USPS can increase, please plan accordingly.

    While my packages include insurance, tracking, and delivery confirmation, USPS Priority Mail is a non-guaranteed delivery method offered by USPS. Please visit USPS.com to understand guaranteed delivery options.

    MudFire Pottery cannot accept responsibility for any transport delays outside my shop’s control. If I am introducing the delay, I will contact you and work out arrangements. Priority Mail delivery dates are only estimates provided by USPS and are not guaranteed.

    PACKAGING
    Bubble wrap and peanuts are used for packaging. Recycled shipping materials are used whenever possible.

    GIFTS
    If your purchase is a gift, I am very happy to ship directly to the recipient and include a personal note from you. In "Notes to Seller" please state recipients address and your sentiments for a complimentary gift card. No invoice or receipt will be included in the package other than your card. If nothing is mentioned in notes to seller and to avoid delays in shipping, a gift receipt only will be included with no prices on it.

    SIGNATURE CONFIRMATION
    If you are concerned about receiving a package from us for any reason, Signature Confirmation is available for an additional $2.55. To purchase, once you add an item to your cart and are ready to check out, under 'shipping" there will be a drop down option where you can choose standard shipping or standard shipping with signature confirmation.

    GUARANTEED ~ OVERNIGHT SHIPPING
    **NOTIFICATION FOR THIS OPTION IS REQUIRED PRIOR TO PURCHASE**
    Priority Overnight Express shipping is available through the United State Postal Service. This is a guaranteed overnight scheduled delivery to most locations, including PO Boxes with delivery 7 days a week. If this shipping is needed, please contact me PRIOR to making the purchase. I will need the delivery zip code to calculate the additional shipping charge.

    ***There will be an additional handling fee of $10.00 in addition to the amount of the upgraded shipping.***

    If this mailing upgrade is desired, a custom listing will be set up for you and it must be purchased and paid for before item is mailed.

    WRONG ADDRESS/UNCLAIMED/RETURN TO SENDER
    Please make sure your address on Etsy is correct and up to date. MudFire Pottery is NOT RESPONSIBLE for shipping to a wrong address given by the Buyer or where the buyer did not update their Etsy account.

    Buyer will be responsible for any additional shipping charges due to an incorrect address, return to sender, expired forwarding orders, or for any other reason relating to an incorrect address on buyer's part.

    If the package is returned to MudFire Pottery and Buyer chooses not to pay additional shipping to have item resent to a corrected address, a refund for the item only will be forthcoming. There will be no refund for the shipping.

    In the event the package is not returned to MudFire Pottery due to an incorrect address by Buyer, NO REFUND of product or shipping will be forthcoming.

    If you want package shipped to a DIFFERENT ADDRESS you can change the address at checkout.

    LOST PACKAGES
    Please keep track of your package with the provided tracking. I have NO WAY of knowing if a delivered item never arrived.

    If your item's tracking is still showing as undelivered after seven (7) days please contact me so that I can start an inquest with USPS about your package.

    If your tracking shows "delivered" but you DO NOT have your item, I require notification within 24 hours of tracking showing delivered. This deadline is so I have the best chance of figuring out what happened with the USPS.

    I will issue a full refund or a replacement item, your choice, ONLY if USPS rules that the loss was their mistake and are willing to reimburse me for an insurance claim. If USPS rules that they did indeed deliver your package to the address given and your tracking confirms this I am unable to offer a refund or replacement. Signature Confirmation is available to ensure delivery to you for an additional $2.55.

    PLEASE NOTE: Shipments for which delivery has been confirmed via USPS tracking are not subject to non-delivery claims.

    Please be sure to check for delivery notices under doormats, the bottom of the mailbox and even neighbors. Often times these situations are a matter of miscommunication or a missed notice of delivery attempt.

    SHIPPING DELAYS
    Please note that the United State Postal Service provides a great service at great prices but sometimes there can be delays in shipping and even loss can occur. This does not happen often but it can. Once an item leaves my shop it is completely out of my hands. I hope that if this ever happens to you that you will be understanding and contact me immediately so I can rectify the situation. Your happiness with our product and service is our number one priority.
    Additional policies and FAQs
    To understand the process of pottery, visit my website http://www.mudfirepottery.com/the-process.html (copy and paste the link)

    While I stive to produce a consistant product, if you are looking for items that are perfect and identical, my shop may not be for you.

    By its true nature of being handmade, no two pieces will ever be exactly alike. Your piece will have its own characteristics and personality. Slight variations are to be expected in both glaze and form, a most sought-after quality of handmade pottery that is not found in mass produced and molded items.
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    I am always pleased when customers want to buy more than one piece of my work, however, I do not offer discounts for multiple purchases.

    MudFire Pottery cannot assume responsibility or assume costs for damages or injuries resulting from misuse of pottery.

    I do accept custom orders for items I produce on a regular basis and you will be able to choose your glaze color. If you are interested please contact me thru an Etsy conversation. www.etsy.com/conversations. I will set up a "Reserved Listing" for Custom Glaze Color.

    Custom and personalized orders can take four-six weeks depending on where I am in the production process.

    I do not copy the work of other clay artisans or pieces that are mass-produced, so please do not ask.

    For all Etsy business, please use Etsy conversations. www.etsy.com/conversations
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    COPYRIGHT NOTICE -
    All designs, creative content, descriptions, and images are © copyright 2013-2018 by © MudFire Pottery - Christine Rosso - either registered or unregistered. Violation of this copyright may subject the violator to civil and/or criminal prosecution. All rights reserved.

    More information

    Last updated on Nov 9, 2017
    Frequently asked questions
    HOW DO I CARE FOR MY POTTERY?

    Included with your purchase will be care instructions and they can also be found on my website, http://www.mudfirepottery.com/pottery-care-instructions.html (copy and paste link)

    DO YOU USE MACHINES TO MAKE YOUR POTTERY?

    I make every piece by hand, one by one and therefore, it will have its own characteristics and personality. I use a potter's wheel to make most of my pottery. I use an electric kiln to fire my pottery. I take great pride in making high-quality pieces for you.

    WHY IS MY SET OF POTTERY NOT THE SAME, EACH PIECE IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT?

    Due to the nature of handmade pottery, slight variations will occur and should be expected in both glaze and form... a most sought-after quality of handmade pottery.

    Each throwing session and kiln firing create slightly different form and color results. If you are interested in a set of something, please custom order it and it will all be thrown, glazed and fired together, assuring a better match but they will not be identical.

    THE COLOR OF MY VESSEL IS DIFFERENT FROM THE LISTING PHOTO EVEN THOUGH IT'S THE EXACT SAME PIECE, WHY?

    Please keep in mind that every computer monitor is calibrated differently. Slight variations in color, tone, and saturation will vary from monitor to monitor.

    OVEN SAFETY

    Pieces that are intended for use in the oven will stand up to 375°F/190°C.

    NEVER put under the broiler.

    NEVER use over an open flame.

    NEVER put a cold pot in a hot oven, simply warm the food up in the vessel - starting with a cold oven.

    Thermal shock can crack your pottery.

    MICROWAVE AND DISHWASHER SAFETY

    Our pottery is microwave and dishwasher safe, but use care and good judgment. Dishes in a dishwasher can bang around and are subject to chemicals and large temperature changes.

    Over time pottery may become affected. If you treat your pottery like fine china and it will last you a lifetime.

    Delicate pieces should not be put in the dishwasher.

    Stoneware bakeware is naturally nonstick so a quick soak will remove any baked on food.

    Use of a scrubby pad is not recommended as over time it may scratch the surface.

    FOOD SAFETY

    MudFire Pottery uses lead-free commercial glazes and is food safe. All pottery is fired to over 2100 degrees in accordance to specific clay and glaze specifications and it is vitreous and food safe.

    Never use pottery that is cracked or chipped.