carriewdesign

Ceramic Studio Creating Treasures Just For You

Houston, Texas · 917 Sales

carriewdesign

Ceramic Studio Creating Treasures Just For You

Houston, Texas 917 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(348)

Announcement   Etsy Friends, "Welcome Back" to Carrie's studio...
and THANKS SO MUCH for the Sweet Words of Encouragement!!
Y'all are Awesome!!!

New to The Shop?!
Com'on In and Please Make Yourself at Home while browsing through my studio full of Handcrafted Clay Art that I Love sharing with my new customers!:)

Straight from Texas, you will have your choice of boo-coos of Ceramic Treasures... beads, pendants, components, crosses...and little by little, I'll be adding my functional pieces to the mix such as bowls, platters, pitchers, coffee cups, mugs 'n much more!

My work is original, and every single piece listed is carefully handpicked for the shop to help you maintain a sense of individuality and personality in your own jewelry designs, decor, 'n just every day livin'. I embrace the imperfect and tend to move towards rustic and undefined edges...just keepin' it raw and organic. Because every item is made by hand, variation in size and shape are expected...specializing in "different"!

In terms of the process, I choose from many clay bodies for the texture they bring to the piece. The ceramic designs are either hand built or wheel thrown, never slipcast or mass produced from a mold. The clay can be cut, layered, manipulated, and/or stamped for that specific organic form. After completely drying, the piece is fired in the electric kiln for the bisque stage. Then it's carefully glazed before it's placed back in the kiln for the second firing producing the final outcome with hues of rich colors on ceramic:)

If you'd like to collaborate or need a one-of-a-kind custom piece, please convo me...
Let's Talk!

Creativity is the key to how things travel from the hand to the heart<3
Love Creating for You!

~Carrie


More Fun Designs on Pinterest:)
http://www.pinterest.com/cwdesignstudio

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 9, 2017

Etsy Friends, "Welcome Back" to Carrie's studio...
and THANKS SO MUCH for the Sweet Words of Encouragement!!
Y'all are Awesome!!!

New to The Shop?!
Com'on In and Please Make Yourself at Home while browsing through my studio full of Handcrafted Clay Art that I Love sharing with my new customers!:)

Straight from Texas, you will have your choice of boo-coos of Ceramic Treasures... beads, pendants, components, crosses...and little by little, I'll be adding my functional pieces to the mix such as bowls, platters, pitchers, coffee cups, mugs 'n much more!

My work is original, and every single piece listed is carefully handpicked for the shop to help you maintain a sense of individuality and personality in your own jewelry designs, decor, 'n just every day livin'. I embrace the imperfect and tend to move towards rustic and undefined edges...just keepin' it raw and organic. Because every item is made by hand, variation in size and shape are expected...specializing in "different"!

In terms of the process, I choose from many clay bodies for the texture they bring to the piece. The ceramic designs are either hand built or wheel thrown, never slipcast or mass produced from a mold. The clay can be cut, layered, manipulated, and/or stamped for that specific organic form. After completely drying, the piece is fired in the electric kiln for the bisque stage. Then it's carefully glazed before it's placed back in the kiln for the second firing producing the final outcome with hues of rich colors on ceramic:)

If you'd like to collaborate or need a one-of-a-kind custom piece, please convo me...
Let's Talk!

Creativity is the key to how things travel from the hand to the heart<3
Love Creating for You!

~Carrie


More Fun Designs on Pinterest:)
http://www.pinterest.com/cwdesignstudio

Carrie Wainwright Miller

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Carrie Wainwright Miller

Four Rustic Red Chunky Boho Ceramic Beads
$3.50
Five Rustic Turquoise Square Boho Ceramic Beads
$5.00
Rustic Turquoise Boho Ceramic Drop Choker Pendant
$2.50
Rustic Turquoise Boho Ceramic Drop Pendant
$3.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(348)
Janiece Howell

Janiece Howell on Jan 26, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely color of green. I love this pendant. Packaged well and my entire order arrived in great condition. Very pleased with my purchase.

Janiece Howell

Janiece Howell on Jan 26, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I think this will make a very pretty long necklace. I can't wait to get started. Packaged well and all arrived in great condition. Pleased with purchase.

Janiece Howell

Janiece Howell on Jan 26, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The colors in this is really lovely. This is my favorite cross just because of the coloring. All were packaged nicely and arrived in tiptop condition. Very happy with my purchases.

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About

Blessed Beyond Words

Born in the United States of America,
I am proud to be an American.
Rooted in faith from childhood,
I'm standing firm on The Promises of God.
Blessed to have a wonderful husband who I love with all my heart and who passionately seeks to understand me each and every day:)
Thankful for the precious gift of being a momma of three beautiful adult kids who continue to be the joy of my life.
So Grateful to be able to share with You a piece of my heart through my art...encouraging you to Dare to Dream, and draw your strength, peace, and security from The Only One who can bear the weight of the world...Jesus Christ.

Matthew 22:37 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all you mind.

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My love for clay started in 2001 when I hosted a pottery class at our home for my 7 yr. old daughter and her neighborhood girlfriends. Their elementary school art teacher, Ms. Morton, was so kind to teach the girls how to create sweet lil' pinch pots and large mouth fish. After class, there just happened to be some leftover clay, and I suppose you can guess what I did with it...? Yep, I unbagged it minutes after everyone left and unbottled creative juices I didn't know I had! Oh my, it was so therapeutic...to me, a slice of heaven. It took me to a very peaceful place much like being on Crystal Beach when I was young listening to the sound of the waves. The medium of clay..loved it...and told myself, "I will be back." Months went by and one day while working part-time at a plant nursery, there was an English potter, Janis Ross, who was a member of the Potter's Guild in Houston, Texas, and I was admiring her beautiful pottery. So enamored by her designs and talent, I asked her if she taught lessons. She responded that she only had a limited number of students who she taught in her studio, but to call her and make an appointment to visit with her, and we could discuss it. Fired up to get my hands in clay again and determined to learn from one of the best in the industry, I followed through with her instructions. Low and behold, she agreed to teach me, and the rest is history! After studying under Janis, I was looking to pursue instruction from another potter in the local area to broaden my knowledge of the medium. After Janis left the country for an 8-week period, it was the perfect opportunity to study under a ceramics instructor, Barbara Phillips, who had taught from the local college...another potter of 30+ years. While studying under her one day, I found myself in the midst of a divorce. As I became weary, God surrounded me with friends and family who loved me through the whole process...praying daily for direction and diving into God's Word to give me peace in knowing that everything was going to be okay. A few weeks later, my dad called me up and said, "Carrie, you've got to go find a full-time job" which was one scary thought, since I had been a stay-at-home mom of 16 years. As much as I did not want to hear it, I recognized he was speaking truth to me in love. I had no choice, but to embrace the change to support my family. A week later, a friend of mine had told me of a job opening at a doctor's office nearby; after applying, I was so thankful they hired me. During that time, I purchased a kiln, a slab roller, shelving and tables and continued my love for clay by designing crosses, candleholders, and word plaques. Soon after I started selling to local craft shows. About a year and a half later, I was ready to make "the plunge". I believe God was preparing me mentally for the direction He wanted me to go...to pursue the gift He gave me and to share it with the world. Before leaving the office, I heard the words, "Oh, I hear you're going to pursue your little craft business?" And that's just what I did...literally overnight. Go Bust or Go Home! I rented a booth at The World Trade Center in Dallas, Texas, loaded up my suburban with samples of my line of crosses and candleholders, and after one weekend, I was so humbled by the 100+ orders that I received. Afterwards, I loaded up, traveled back home to Houston and hired three art students and two women to help me fill the orders. God "kickstarted" me knowing that I needed to provide security for my children...God is good. In the coming years, he had prepared me for even bigger things such as working the show circuit selling retail to the public in multiple Gulf Coast cities and wholesale to boutiques, shops, and galleries from the Hill Country in Texas to Seaside, Florida. In 2004, I was asked to design a line of crosses and inspirational plaques for Carson Home Accents which showcased at major markets across the U.S. as Carrie Wainwright Designs. It was a dream, and again, so thankful...thankful for the ups and downs in a life-changing journey which ultimately lead to solely trusting in Christ.

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  • Carrie Wainwright Miller

    Owner, Artist, Designer

    I'm so thankful I've had 13 years of doing what I love to do! It's a pleasure and privilege to share my clay art with You:) Welcome to my studio! I want to encourage you to B Your Creative Self and Think Outside the Box:) God Bless You ~Carrie

Shop policies

Last updated on March 18, 2016
Hi, there! "Thank You" for your interest in the handcrafted beads, components, pendants, crosses and more in Carrie's Studio:) There are just a few shop policies that I would like to share with you!

If your purchase is a gift, I will be happy to mail directly to the recipient. Please remember to include the recipient's name and address during checkout:)

Please convo me if you have any questions or concerns!

Thank You!
~Carrie

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Payment
Payment is expected at time of purchase through PayPal or credit card purchases. Please let me know if you need any assistance in completing your transaction.
Shipping
After receiving payment from PayPal, your order will be bubble wrapped, placed in a bubble wrap envelope or in a sea of peanuts in a box. It will be shipped First Class with USPS or USPS International with tracking.

Shipping Costs for a 2-4 oz. package will be approx. $4.00. If you would like to order in bulk, please message me, and I will be happy to work with you!

Please allow 3-5 days to ship out due to my crazy schedule.

Please let me know if you need your order shipped international, and I will work with you! Please note upfront that international shipping has been running behind and not delivering on time due to the their timing. It has taken up to a month or two sometimes to deliver a small package:)
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be 100% happy with your purchase! Please let me know of any situations which may arise with your purchase. I will be happy to work with you in finding a solution!
Additional policies and FAQs
I reserve the right to update these policies at any time.

Also, as clay artists, we work very hard in the process of each piece giving our customers the most unique designs. Please refrain from copying as we all have our own way of expression in our choice of medium. God made you to be unique in your own special way:)