RisingSunEarthworks

Functional stoneware pottery for the home.

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Home of the ORIGINAL Catthole Mug!
Functional stoneware pottery hand made in a smoke free, pet friendly home studio.

Learn more about RSE at
https://www.facebook.com/risingsunearthworks/

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Last updated on May 6, 2022

I DO NOT TAKE ORDERS.
Home of the ORIGINAL Catthole Mug!
Functional stoneware pottery hand made in a smoke free, pet friendly home studio.

Learn more about RSE at
https://www.facebook.com/risingsunearthworks/

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About RisingSunEarthworks

Sales 1,200
On Etsy since 2007

I have a hard time calling it "art."

I don't want my pieces to be put on a pedestal and admired. I want them to become part of a life; to be held, used and loved every day.

After receiving my BA in studio art, I never wanted to make anything ever again. So I became an Animal Control Officer.

Fast forward to us living in Las Cruces, NM with 18 month old twins, when my husband surprised me with a used wheel and kiln. After expressing my horror that he would think I even had time for that, I found myself sneaking out to the garage during naptimes to dabble in the mud once again.

In 1997 I sold my first mug for $5 to a neighbor who stopped to chat and admired what I was pulling out of my kiln.

In 1999 we moved to Rhode Island where the pottery was put on hold until 2003 when I started up Rising Sun Earthworks, named in honor of my Japanese mom who always encouraged my artistic endeavors.

I've been muddy ever since.

Shop members

  • June Gonzalez

    Owner, Potter Photographer, Shipper

    I was born to a Japanese mom and an American dad, and grew up in Los Alamos, NM. I spent my youth exploring the canyons, collecting shards of ancient pottery. I guess my fascination with mud and earth, and what can be created from it, started then.

  • Russell

    Bug Hunter/Tripping Hazard

    Russell has been a member of the RSE team since 2009. His special talent is finding the perfect napping spot, which also usually happens to be in front of the sink or the wedging table. His hobbies are farting and snoring.

  • Ruby

    Entertainment/Customer Relations

    Ruby came to us in 2017. She charms everyone she meets. Ruby specializes in rolling her toys under furniture in the studio, and then whining and barking until I get on my hands and knees and retrieve it. She has me well trained.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2022

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges 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)
Returns and exchange details
If items should arrive broken, PLEASE LET ME KNOW IMMEDIATELY so that I can remedy the situation! I want you to be happy with your purchase.

If you are not happy with your item, I do issue refunds or exchanges upon receipt when the item is shipped safely back to me within 14 days.

Thank you

-June
Payment
I accept Paypal and money orders. Items will be shipped upon receipt of Money Orders.
Shipping
Items will be shipped within 72 hours of payment.

Your items will arrive wrapped in corrugated cardboard and bubble wrap, or double boxed, and shipping prices shown include this added cost.

I usually ship smaller items by USPS priority. Larger items and combined items will be shipped by UPS. If you prefer one carrier over another please convo me BEFORE paying so that I can adjust the shipping price if necessary. I can also ship by FEDEx.

I live on the east coast, so my shipping prices are calculated for worst case scenario- shipping to the west coast! I will always issue a shipping refund for any overage paid. During special sales and promotions, shipping method will be at my discretion.

SHIPPING TO CANADA: I will ship items under 4 pounds to Canada by USPS First Class International, and over 4 pounds to Canada by USPS International Priority.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: I'll be happy to quote you a shipping cost to other countries.

INSURANCE: If I ship by UPS or Fedex, up to $100 of insurance is included in the shipping cost. For USPS Priority, insurance is an additional expense. If you wish to buy insurance in this case, please convo me BEFORE paying so that I can adjust the shipping price. Otherwise insurance will not be added.