Functional, decorative pottery from my hands to yours!

Silver Spring, Maryland | 17 Sales


Functional, decorative pottery from my hands to yours!

Silver Spring, Maryland 17 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Last updated on Jun 13, 2016


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My story ... so far!

Each piece in my shop is made one-by-one with my own two hands, my four eyes and a lot of love. With a few simple tools, an old piece of burlap, an old doily, a potters wheel or a slab roller, clay takes shape.. I mix my own food-safe glazes and fire in my kiln. Glaze firings reach 2172 degrees F.

I am a studio potter and mostly self-taught, but classes in a catacomb-like basement of an old mansion many years ago and recent classes in an old vocational building have provided me with wonderful teachers, insight, and new friends.

My old studio was the dining room table, and it worked just fine, but now I have a little workshop out back. We call it the Phoenix shop because it literally rose from the ashes ... lemonade out of lemons!

Etsy has provided me with an opportunity to share what I make with others and is also one of the ways to let go (reluctantly sometimes) of the pottery piling up on the shelves at home. I also try to sell 2-3 times a year a local shows.

Hoping to re-open my shop soon, so please visit again!

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Shop members

  • Gini

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer, Packer, Shipper

    I make things with clay. Fairy candle cottages, candle shrines inspired by Morocco, leaf platters, bird houses, bowls, on and on. So many wonderful choices!

  • Angel, neighborhood kittie

    Shop Companion

  • Angel's green eyes

    Smile Maker!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 27, 2015
Shop temporarily closed. Please stay tuned!

Thank you for stopping by and for supporting "handmade" on etsy!

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
My hope is that you will be happy with your purchase. If you are not, please contact me upon receipt of your package so we can work it out. If you chose to return the piece within one week of purchase, I will gladly offer you a refund less original and return shipping costs. Refunds will be applied when the returned item is received by me in resaleable condition.

I package items carefully, but in the unlikely event that your item arrives damaged please contact me immediately upon receipt so we can make arrangements for replacement or refund. Please send me a photo of the damaged item and shipping box so that a claim can be submitted to the shipper.
PayPal and etsy DirectCheckout accepted.

Payment upon purchase is appreciated. I'm sorry, but items not paid for within 24 hours will be re-listed for sale to others.
I ship within 3 business days of payment using USPS. US shipping charges are based on farthest distance from me within the continental US. If actual shipping is more than a few dollars I will refund the difference. Small differences cover my packing costs.

Currently not shipping outside of continental US, but stay tuned.
Additional policies and FAQs
All clay and glazes are lead free and food safe unless otherwise noted. With normal care, it is dishwasher and microwave safe and will last hundreds of years ... unless it's dropped!

ALWAYS be careful when removing hot pottery from microwaves/ovens and remember that candle holders get hot, too. Thermal shock is not kind to pottery, so pottery is not for use on a stove top. For the same reason, do not place cold pottery in an already heated oven - warm the piece along with the oven.

I have done my best to photograph my work, but please remember that colors and hues vary on device screens.

Thank you for supporting "handmade" on etsy!