Pate Ceramics

Massachusetts, United States · 319 Sales


Pate Ceramics

Massachusetts, United States 319 Sales On Etsy since 2006

4.5 out of 5 stars
Shop owner

M. Furtak


pateceramics is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hi all,

The shop will be closed Saturday and Sunday while I'm at Open Studios in Roslindale. Leave me a message if you need me. (: 781-956-1364


Note from shop owner

Last updated on Oct 21, 2016

Hi all,

The shop will be closed Saturday and Sunday while I'm at Open Studios in Roslindale. Leave me a message if you need me. (: 781-956-1364


M. Furtak

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M. Furtak


Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars
Marilyn Koepke

Marilyn Koepke on Oct 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love these bowls---perfect for soup. They were packaged beautifully and arrived in good time.

Jamie Garde

Jamie Garde on Oct 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I admired this berry bowl for a month before I purchased it. I'm so glad I did. I love looking at it -and it looks great with fruit inside.

Heather Mumford

Heather Mumford on Sep 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is definitely our favorite set of bowls in our house. Perfect size, beautiful, and well-made. Highly recommend!

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Simple, Functional, Hand-Thrown Pottery

I like the beauty of simple, functional things. After 20+ years making pottery, I make clean, unfussy pottery.

Each piece in my shop is thrown on the potters' wheel from stoneware clay, trimmed, bisqued, glazed with glazes I make from scratch, and glaze fired.

If you'd like more details on how the process works, you can find them on my blog, here:

pottery throwing video:
handle pulling video:

M. Furtak

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  • M. Furtak

    Owner, Potter

    I'm a full-time potter in a little basement studio in Malden, MA, shared with salamanders, lightning bugs, and grass spiders. I use some of the oldest technology on earth to transform handfuls of clay into beautiful, useful things.

  • Stewart Furtak

    Napping Specialist

    Stewart wears many hats in the studio: head of fur production, primary visitor greeter, senior bug investigator…

Shop policies

Last updated on April 1, 2016
Hand-thrown pottery by M. Furtak. All pottery is microwave and dishwasher safe. All glazes are non-toxic and lead-free. I often have more items available than I have listed here. If you would like a larger set of something, or are looking for something that isn't listed please ask.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I accept payment by Paypal, credit card, and Etsy gift cards. All Massachusetts orders will be subject to Massachusetts state sales tax.
Most items ship by priority mail, which is usually 2 to 3 days to anywhere in the continental US. Most packages go out the same day you place your order, or the next day.

Multiple items shipping in the same package or particularly large items, shipped to the west coast or down south, will sometimes be sent by the post office "parcel select" service due to size and zone restrictions on priority mail shipments.

I am happy to ship directly to a gift recipient. If you have a special message you would like to accompany your gift, let me know and I will enclose a note for you. Please be sure to tell me your real name, as your niece may not know that your Etsy username is peanutbuttersandwich67.
Refunds and Exchanges
This is pottery, and things do break in the mail. If you receive a damaged item, please keep all the pieces, as well as the box and packing materials, and send me an email so we can work out a replacement or refund.

Due to the fragile nature of my items, I do not offer exchanges for items I ship. If you are unsure about an item, send me an email. I will happily provide you with more details about it, and answer any questions you have before you finalize your order.