Announcement I am very grateful to be doing what I love and would like to thank you for your businesss. If you would like to see photos of possible styles and colors, please visit Northfire's facebook page www.facebook/northfirestudio and look in the photo albums.
I am very grateful to be doing what I love and would like to thank you for your businesss. If you would like to see photos of possible styles and colors, please visit Northfire's facebook page www.facebook/northfirestudio and look in the photo albums.
rpbon on Jul 8, 2016
Love it! It's got so much detail.
larsen7315 on May 31, 2016
Beautiful. Hangs in a collage on my wall.
Wired to create... Clay + Glaze = Happy Girl
My absolute favorite kind of day is when there is nothing on my schedule and I can role out of bed and head straight into the studio ~ well... quick stop in the kitchen for a cuppa joe. I have had a lot of different jobs but I have never not done clay (yes, double negative)!
Creating has always been my passion ~ anything I could do with my hands. Picking a medium has been truly difficult as I have several favorites including watercolor, photography and of course, clay. So which did I chose? The most heavy, breakable and least predictable of the three, of course!
There are two main veins of inspiration. One comes from the beautiful Michigan landscapes and freshwater lakes along with the abundant wildlife. The other is just my imagination expressing itself in fun, quirky, geometric designs that I find aesthetically pleasing but do not represent a specific object. I prefer to use brilliant colors and rich texture when working with clay that makes even the 'flat' pieces pop out. My pieces invite touch ~ so the attraction is not just visual.
Having an Etsy store has introduced me to so many wonderful customers locally, nationally and internationally. I would never have dreamed that I would be sending ornaments to Australia, knobs to Ireland and tiles to Spain! Thank you Etsy and thanks to all who have taken the time to visit :-)
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Kristin Gainer De Vries
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Welcome To Northfire!
When not doing clay, I love hanging out with family and friends. This usually involves Jeff cooking up some amazing concoction, my daughters singing and playing the guitar, endless euchre games and wrestling with the very hairy dog. Life is good!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
Payment is due and payable within 3 days of your purchase.
I ship daily upon notification of your completed payment.
International buyers must pay in US dollars with PayPal ONLY.
This link will guide you through the Payment process, if you are new to Etsy:
If your Etsy address is different than your paypal address, *PLEASE make a CLEAR note to Seller* to avoid delay in delivery.
Items are usually sent the next business day after payment is received. The only delay would be if I am away from the shop for more than a day, in which case I will note it in my shop announcement.
Refunds and Exchanges
I accept returns within 14 days and will issue a full refund (minus shipping costs) once the item is returned. Buyer is responsible for the cost of the return postage.