DePauwPottery

New Orleans Potter

New Orleans, Louisiana

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Announcement    Welcome to my shop, and thank you for viewing my pottery! I am a ceramic artist from New Orleans and work primarily on the potter's wheel. My goal is to make items not only functional, but also beautiful, detail-oriented, and engaging. I hope you enjoy my artwork and visit my Etsy site again soon!

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Last updated on Dec 21, 2020

Welcome to my shop, and thank you for viewing my pottery! I am a ceramic artist from New Orleans and work primarily on the potter's wheel. My goal is to make items not only functional, but also beautiful, detail-oriented, and engaging. I hope you enjoy my artwork and visit my Etsy site again soon!

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About DePauwPottery

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On Etsy since 2008

New Orleans potter and momma of 3 girls 💜

Handcrafted pottery has the capacity to nourish both the home and the mind. Rachael DePauw hopes her work invites use and that her pleasure in making the pieces is shared by those who use them.

DePauw, originally from St. Louis, Missouri, is an artist and educator who has run Rachael DePauw Pottery in New Orleans for over 10 years. She and her husband, William, create a variety of artwork such as dinnerware, decorative pieces, ceramic jewelry, and house number plaques. She has created pieces for Mignon Faget’s HIVE collection, been featured in Garden & Gun, and was recently awarded a 2021 grant from The Studio Potter. You can find Rachael DePauw Pottery for sale at various locations such as her home studio, The Historic New Orleans Collection, Etsy, and at occasional southern craft festivals. Rachael taught at Isidore Newman School from 2009-2019, and William currently teaches in the Art Department at Tulane University.

Rachael DePauw earned a Bachelor’s in Political Economy from Tulane University in 2007. She surprisingly discovered a passion for ceramics during her junior year while fulfilling a required arts credit. Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Newcomb College was merged into Tulane University. DePauw was one of the last students who was able to receive an official degree from the H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College.

DePauw continues to be influenced by the aesthetic and philosophic concepts associated with New Orleans’ Newcomb Pottery tradition. Attempting to modernize the historic enterprise through a process called Sgraffito, she creates bold relief patterns and uses design motifs referencing Louisiana’s indigenous flora. On the pre-fired vessel, DePauw paints a thin layer of black, liquid clay before using a small tool to carve through the slip, revealing the white clay beneath. The linear and abstract patterns created reflect the South’s unique landscape and reference the blue and greenish wares of the Newcomb Pottery that was produced from 1895 to 1940.

All work is lead-free and food safe. Some pieces are not dishwasher and microwave safe, please inquire for specific details.

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  • Rachael DePauw

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Shop policies

Last updated on December 11, 2020
Thanks for shopping! Below you will find all of my payment, shipping, and refund policies. Please let me know if you have any questions before purchasing an item.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Please contact my within 1 week if you have any concerns regarding your package.

If an item received is unfortunately damaged, I will either refund the price of the item or offer a similar piece as a replacement.
Payment
I accept venmo, paypal, checks, or credit.
Shipping
Most packages are shipped using USPS or UPS ground-- where both tracking numbers and insurance are available.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please inquire about wholesale pricing information!