PotteryByYvonne

Ceramic Art For the Home

Bend, Oregon · 740 Sales

PotteryByYvonne

Ceramic Art For the Home

Bend, Oregon 740 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(195)

Announcement   Welcome to Pottery By Yvonne. I make everything in my shop either on an electric pottery wheel or by hand building the item. Most of my work is one of a kind as I am constantly evolving and wanting to try new forms and glazes. I currently work in porcelain and stoneware and use all food safe glazes. I really enjoy making functional pieces of art for the home. Thank you for stopping by my shop!

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Last updated on Aug 29, 2016

Welcome to Pottery By Yvonne. I make everything in my shop either on an electric pottery wheel or by hand building the item. Most of my work is one of a kind as I am constantly evolving and wanting to try new forms and glazes. I currently work in porcelain and stoneware and use all food safe glazes. I really enjoy making functional pieces of art for the home. Thank you for stopping by my shop!

Yvonne Tornatta

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About

How I Got Here - The Evolution of Pottery By Yvonne

You know how the saying goes, “something good will come of this.” That is exactly how I got here and created Pottery By Yvonne. A little over 5 years ago I was diagnosed with cancer. It was caught early and I am lucky to say I am in good health. However during the process, I had to really think about what I wanted to be doing with my life. I had a career in high tech up to this point. I didn’t just say, “aha, I want to open a pottery business.” I just knew I wanted to be creative and make art for what ever time I have on this earth.

So I looked for art classes. I lived in Florida at the time and there was a small art museum owned by a private engineering college, FIT, of all things. They had an education program and offered pottery. I had no idea at the time that I would fall in love with this medium and find a community of such diverse amazing people. I would like to say that I took my first class and created the perfect pot and opened my store and the rest is history.

Instead, I took my first class, created a pretty bad pot but could see where I could take this and so set out with determination and my usual bullheadedness to learn how to be a better potter. So I took class after class after class. I bought a wheel and practiced at home. I took workshops, I pestered professional potters, I asked a lot of questions. You get the drift.

After three years, friends started asking if they could buy a pot I had made or would commission me to make a pot. So I did. An artist invited me to put my work in her local gallery in Florida so I did. I learned the ins and outs of selling art to a mainly tourist customer and fine honed my craft. I started doing some local shows. I also met some amazing artists and learned the ins and outs of selling to people.

A year after that, I took the plunge and decided to put my work on Etsy. The online community embraced my work and I was able to slowly build my studio. I continued to sell in galleries, take classes and workshops, and evolve as an artist. Amazon handmade started and I added some pieces to sell there as well.​ I eventually started selling wholesale to small boutiques around the country.

Then about a year ago, I decided I want to move back west. I am from Montana originally. I wanted to build a studio, find a community, and be back in the mountains. After a lot of searching, my family and I decided on Bend, Oregon. We bought a farm 10 minutes out of town and revamped a pole barn to become my studio. And I was back in business. I was sitting in my studio cranking out pots.

One of the other things I wanted to do after taking classes and workshops was to offer classes and workshops to potters and aspiring potters. I’ve met some really nice, talented folks over the years of taking workshops and classes. They aren’t rock star potters (famous), but they are dedicated to their craft, nice people and so generous in sharing their knowledge. So this summer, I will be adding workshops to my studio. I’m really excited about this venture and hope that it can become a stopping point for artist looking to teach and people looking to learn.

So that is where I am. I found pottery, an amazing community, and pretty much think I will be making things out of mud for the rest of my life. I’m hoping I will have more adventures in clay and life. I have plans as they say. Stay tuned for more to come.

Shop members

  • Yvonne

    Owner, Creator

    I enjoy working with clay and throwing each piece of pottery on the wheel with an idea for function, color, and use. I love hearing from people who enjoy their morning cup of coffee using a pottery mug that I designed.

  • Paul

    Shipper

    Bringing his engineering mind to Pottery By Yvonne, Paul packs each piece with care to assure that the pottery arrives safely for your enjoyment.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 26, 2017
Thank you for visiting Pottery By Yvonne. Each of the pieces I make are hand crafted to be a one of a kind addition to your home. Most of the pottery is inspired from the colors that I am surrounded by on a daily basis. I look forward to working with you to add unique touches to your home.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
If one of my pieces arrives in damaged condition, I will gladly replace it with a similar item or provide a refund. Please email me a photo of the damaged item.

I try to take accurate photos and describe each piece, but buyers should keep in mind that each piece is hand made and may have imperfections. If you are unhappy with an item you receive, please contact me and we will work it out. I want you to be happy with your purchase!

If you wish to return your purchase, you must make the request within seven days of receiving the item. The return cost of shipping the item is the responsibility of the buyer. I will refund the buyer’s account within seven days of receiving the item.

If you are returning an item, please repack it carefully to avoid breakage. Please consider purchasing insurance and tracking. If the item is returned damaged or is lost, a refund cannot be given.
Payment
Payment is required at time of purchase. I accept Etsy Payments and Pay Pal.
Shipping
All orders are shipped within five business days after payment has been received. United States Postal Service Priority Mail is used for all shipments. Every item is shipped in a new box and packing material to insure that your pottery arrives whole. I can handle expedited shipping, just contact me and I will calculated the additional cost. If the item(s) shipping cost is less than what etsy calculates, I will refund the difference.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you would like to purchase a wholesale order, please message me for an agreement, pricing, and quantities.