robertapolfus

Roberta Polfus Porcelain

Chicago, Illinois · 331 Sales

robertapolfus

Roberta Polfus Porcelain

Chicago, Illinois 331 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(167)

Announcement   Coming up: OCTOBER: Twenty Dirty Hands, Galena, Illinois

Many thanks to everyone for stopping by & checking out my work! I make almost all of the pieces out of grolleg porcelain, both hand built & 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 Aug 13, 2017

Coming up: OCTOBER: Twenty Dirty Hands, Galena, Illinois

Many thanks to everyone for stopping by & checking out my work! I make almost all of the pieces out of grolleg porcelain, both hand built & 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 porcelain aqua blue and white squat vase
Carved porcelain aqua blue and white squat vase
$85.00
Three white carved porcelain pods on black tray
Three white carved porcelain pods on black tray
$135.00
Dark green & brown carved porcelain urchin
Dark green & brown carved porcelain urchin
$125.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(167)
LindaSunshine

LindaSunshine on Jul 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

What a sweet little vase, to enjoy alone, or with small wildflowers. The subtle color variations along the wavy ribs are so beautiful, and the smooth finish is so well-done. Thank you Roberta!

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Updates

Mother's Day is just around the corner!

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Little bowls in pastels and earth tone colors! Great for earrings, rings, even paper clips!

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Perfect size for these striped squill flowers!

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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.

Shop members

  • 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 and Etsy Credits
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.