robertapolfus

Roberta Polfus Porcelain

Chicago, Illinois · 313 Sales

robertapolfus

Roberta Polfus Porcelain

Chicago, Illinois 313 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(161)

Announcement   Thanks to all my customers and visitors to my shop in 2016. I'm looking forward to starting some new pieces in the new year! Happy New Year to you all!

Coming up: June: 57th Street Art Fair, Chicago.

Many thanks to everyone for stopping by & checking out my work! I make almost all of the pieces out of grolleg porcelain, both hand build & wheel thrown pieces that I alter & carve -- some are functional pieces, most are sculptural objects. My glazes are a variety of glossy and matte surfaces. Occasionally, I use a beautiful porcelain called Southern Ice, that I leave unglazed.

For more images and process:
•••• FACEBOOK: facebook.com/robertapolfusceramics

•••• WEBSITE: robertapolfusceramics.com (sorry it's down right now as I work on it)

•••• INSTAGRAM: //www.instagram.com/robertapolfus/

•••• PINTEREST: roberta polfus

I have pieces in the gallery at Outside the Lines Art Gallery in Galena, IL.

One of my teapots is in the Lark Books, 500 TEAPOTS Volume 2. Also, some of my branches are being displayed at Lou & Grey's new stores in NY, CA, NC and GA.

If you'd like to contact me, feel free to convo through Etsy or at robertapolfus (at) yahoo.com.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 23, 2016

Thanks to all my customers and visitors to my shop in 2016. I'm looking forward to starting some new pieces in the new year! Happy New Year to you all!

Coming up: June: 57th Street Art Fair, Chicago.

Many thanks to everyone for stopping by & checking out my work! I make almost all of the pieces out of grolleg porcelain, both hand build & wheel thrown pieces that I alter & carve -- some are functional pieces, most are sculptural objects. My glazes are a variety of glossy and matte surfaces. Occasionally, I use a beautiful porcelain called Southern Ice, that I leave unglazed.

For more images and process:
•••• FACEBOOK: facebook.com/robertapolfusceramics

•••• WEBSITE: robertapolfusceramics.com (sorry it's down right now as I work on it)

•••• INSTAGRAM: //www.instagram.com/robertapolfus/

•••• PINTEREST: roberta polfus

I have pieces in the gallery at Outside the Lines Art Gallery in Galena, IL.

One of my teapots is in the Lark Books, 500 TEAPOTS Volume 2. Also, some of my branches are being displayed at Lou & Grey's new stores in NY, CA, NC and GA.

If you'd like to contact me, feel free to convo through Etsy or at robertapolfus (at) yahoo.com.

Roberta Polfus

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Roberta Polfus

Carved white porcelain teapot on pillow
$148.00
Carved pale yellow porcelain bud vase, tiny vase
$48.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(161)
Calvin

Calvin on Jan 4, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely Vase. Beautiful Color. Nice artist and seller. Happy New Year!

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Updates

Polka dotted flowers & pod!

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Spot of tea, anyone?
A collection of pieces that look great together!

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About

My inspiration comes from the natural world

I rediscovered clay 25 years ago and have been happily working with it ever since. Starting with earthenware, then stoneware and finally, lovely porcelain—for the last 16 years.

I use a combination of wheel thrown and handbuilt forms that are altered, carved and sprigged. Each piece is handled many times, for many hours, in some cases, over many days. With a variety of airbrushed matte and gloss glazes that enhance the surfaces, the pieces are fired to a high temperature in a gas kiln, cone 10 reduction, around 2340 F or 1282 C.

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  • Roberta Polfus

    Owner, Designer, Creator

Shop policies

Last updated on November 30, 2016
All pieces are handmade by me--no two are identical.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment is fastest with direct payment through Etsy or Paypal (you can use your credit card on the Paypal site). If you'd like to arrange another form of payment, please convo me. I will ship as soon as your payment clears.
Shipping
I ship USPS Priority mail with delivery confirmation and insurance for domestic orders. International orders are shipped USPS First class mail. I wrap the pieces well and try to use recycled boxes and bubble wrap. If this is a gift and you would like all new packaging or gift wrapping, please let me know with your order.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not happy with your pieces, I will refund your order, minus the shipping charge. If a piece is broken upon shipping, I can replace it with another piece at no extra charge, or refund your payment--in that case, please provide a photo of the damaged piece.
Additional policies and FAQs
Because each piece is handmade, there may be a tiny iron spot since I work in a studio where others use stoneware clay. I try to photograph any 'spots' or mention them in the item's copy. If you have questions in this regard about a particular item, please convo me.

More information

Last updated on Apr 12, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

Is available upon request.

Wholesale availability

Convo or email me robertapolfus@yahoo.com.

Custom and personalized orders

Limited custom orders, ask if I can do it.

Care instructions

Hand wash with soap and water. No dish washers.

Sizing details

This is under customized orders, email to discuss.