onewintrynight

Garden Inspired Stoneware

Menasha, Wisconsin | 2386 Sales

onewintrynight

Garden Inspired Stoneware

Menasha, Wisconsin 2386 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars (1075)

Announcement   I like pottery that is touchable and useable as well as beautiful - and (hopefully!) that is what you will find here! I love rich colors and smooth textures . . . and as you can see, I am inspired by our garden and our Wisconsin night sky.

It's also important to me that our pottery is made responsibly. Several years ago, we began participating in a renewable energy program through our local utility. So now our kiln, studio, and home are all powered by green (wind!) energy. I feel good about how our pottery is being made, and want you to feel good about using it!

Custom orders are very welcome! Feel free to contact me if you have an idea - Thanks, Karen

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Last updated on Feb 25, 2019

I like pottery that is touchable and useable as well as beautiful - and (hopefully!) that is what you will find here! I love rich colors and smooth textures . . . and as you can see, I am inspired by our garden and our Wisconsin night sky.

It's also important to me that our pottery is made responsibly. Several years ago, we began participating in a renewable energy program through our local utility. So now our kiln, studio, and home are all powered by green (wind!) energy. I feel good about how our pottery is being made, and want you to feel good about using it!

Custom orders are very welcome! Feel free to contact me if you have an idea - Thanks, Karen

Karen

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Karen

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So I have 2 kiln controllers . . . last week one failed, then my backup failed too. Our kiln tech is now trying to make one functioning controller from parts from both. I am grateful he can do this, but what a mess.

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Finally building up my large Olla inventory. I should have some ready to post tomorrow.
Three rows of tomatoes in our curb garden. Can you tell which one doesn't have an Olla? smiley
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About

A dreamer . . . .

I've loved pottery since I took my first class in high school. I'm intrigued by everything about it . . . the clay, the wheel, mixing the glazes, the unpredictability of the firing, and to my surprise, even the marketing!

But it's taken me a while! I went on to college and studied business, married a great (& patient!) guy, started a family, and began a career in social work. I've had a couple different jobs and lots of changes through the years, but always there has been my family, and always there has been the clay.

My 'hobby' has grown into a business slowly. First, I bought a used wheel, then I took some community classes, then bought a kiln, then had the great fortune to work with my friend and mentor, potter Eric King.

Finally, on a starry winter night in northern Wisconsin - the kind of night where anything seems possible(!) - I began to think about starting a pottery business. It has taken a few years, but here I am!

Pottery life is a great life! Thanks for shopping and for your interest in me!

Karen

Shop members

  • Karen Wosoba

    Owner, Potter

Shop policies

Last updated on July 23, 2017
Welcome & thank you for visiting my Etsy Shop!

A few notes about my pottery . . .

* Because I make mostly functional pottery, glaze stability and safety is a huge concern for me. I mix all my own glazes, and have decided that some materials I just don't need to work with. For this reason I never use lead, cadmium, barium, manganese, or lithium. Additionally, I have sent all of the glazes you see in my shop for professional leach-testing so that you and I can both be assured of their long-term stability and safety.

* I am also concerned about my impact on the environment! Thanks to a renewable energy program through our local utility (Menasha Utilities), my kiln, studio & home are powered by renewable (wind!) energy. I feel good about how my pottery is made & want you to feel good about using it!

* The packaging your pottery comes in may not be pretty, but I take care to wrap everything carefully, and ship double-boxed when necessary. I try to reuse boxes, bubble wrap, and packing peanuts whenever I can!

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Returns and exchanges
I take a lot of pride in my work, and want you to love it! If it arrives damaged, or if you are unhappy with it in any way, please contact me! I would rather replace it or refund it for you than have you keep a piece of that you are not totally satisfied with it!
Payment
I accept payment via Etsy Direct Checkout, Paypal, Money Orders and personal checks.
Shipping
The shipping calculations you see in my Etsy shop are generally for USPS Priority Mail, although after you add items to your cart, you will have the option to choose expedited shipping or (often lower cost) Parcel Select, or Fed EX.

I have also recently begun using Greyhound Freight for shipping large Olla orders, and have been pleased with the greatly discounted shipping rates they offer on bulk orders. If you would like to place a large order (24 or more) please contact me directly for an estimate before placing your purchase. . . you may be pleasantly surprised by Greyhound!

If for any reason, Etsy calculates a higher shipping charge than actual, I will refund the surplus to you.

Thanks everyone!