NarragansettPottery

Simple, practical, one-of-a-kind wheel thrown pottery!

Murray, Utah · 129 Sales

NarragansettPottery

Simple, practical, one-of-a-kind wheel thrown pottery!

Murray, Utah 129 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(36)

Announcement   Welcome to my Etsy shop! Narragansett Pottery is where you will find reasonably priced, one of a kind pieces of wheel-thrown pottery for shaving, the home, pets and birds! Pottery is my hobby and I love creating one-of-a-kind pieces that will hopefully make someone happy! All of the glazes I use are food-safe, dishwasher safe and microwavable.

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Last updated on Feb 18, 2017

Welcome to my Etsy shop! Narragansett Pottery is where you will find reasonably priced, one of a kind pieces of wheel-thrown pottery for shaving, the home, pets and birds! Pottery is my hobby and I love creating one-of-a-kind pieces that will hopefully make someone happy! All of the glazes I use are food-safe, dishwasher safe and microwavable.

Julie Williams

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Julie Williams

Handmade, Wheel-Thrown Pet Bowl Set
$20.00
Handmade, Wheel-Thrown, Two-Tone Pinch Bowl
$8.00
Wheel-Thrown, Two-Tone Mug
$12.00
Handmade, Two-Tone Wheel-Thrown, Cork Lidded Jar
$15.00
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(36)
Cristina Gordon

Cristina Gordon on Mar 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This mug is beautiful! I love the shape of it, and it's unique details. Mug shipped incredibly quickly and was packaged very securely. I love that I could buy something affordable and unique. I'll be back! Thank you!

Toby MacNutt

Toby MacNutt on Mar 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Simply beautiful. Well made, nice to hold, exquisite colour. So many products "for men" are so drab - it's so nice to have something beautiful. I wish reviews still let you post photos. Great packaging job too, arrived safe and sound (and speedy)!

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Salt cellars or salt pigs! Comes with tiny wooden spoon!

About

About Narragansett Pottery

First off, why Narragansett? Narragansett Bay is off the coast of the beautiful state of Rhode Island. My father was born and raised near there and spent his youth living and sailing on this beautiful bay. Growing up, we visited my grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins there numerous times and I have very fond memories of this place. My father named his sailboat Narragansett and I just love the unique sound of the name. So, it's in honor of this beautiful part of the country, and my father's birth place that I named my shop.

I am not a production potter, yet. I may want to get to that point someday, but I don't have the time to dedicate to it now. I throw for a hobby, for enjoyment and as an outlet for creativity. I throw with my daughter, who makes gorgeous pieces and has a shop of her own! Wheel throwing is a process. You learn with every piece you throw. You often end up making two, three or four of the same thing to get it just right. The process is time-consuming - usually taking about a month to get the final product. You start with clay that is wedged (kneaded) and then put on a wheel. You center, shape and form the item you want to make. Then, it needs to dry to the leather hard stage so you can trim the piece, again on the wheel. If you are making anything with a handle, this is the point where you usually pull a handle and attach it to the piece. Then, the handle has to dry, along with the rest of the piece. Once it is completely dry, it can be bisque fired. After bisque firing, you wax the bottom of the piece, and then glaze it. I typically use the dipping method for glazing. After it is glazed, it can then get fired in a glaze firing. Throughout this process, a lot can go wrong. Pieces can develop cracks, if they dry too fast. Depending on where the piece ends up in the kiln, the glaze may or may not turn out as you expected. You can even get cracking in the firing process. Sometimes your glaze is too thin and the clay shows through and sometime it is too thick and it pools around the bottom and sticks to the kiln shelf. And, sometimes the combination of glaze you choose is just ugly!

So, the pieces on this site have all gone through this long process and have survived! I hope to continually add to the inventory and to also sell some pieces. It's a labor of love and I truly enjoy doing it! Oh, and if you made it this far and are interested in buying something, use the coupon code LOVEADEAL when you check out, for 10% off anything you buy. Thanks for checking out my store!

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  • Julie Williams

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    I am a part-time potter, who discovered pottery about four years ago and became hooked. All of my pieces are unique and one-of-a-kind. I throw for enjoyment and as a hobby, and love every minute of it!

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