Carvings by G and Z Pottery - Stoneware Pottery

Cincinnati, Ohio

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Announcement    Welcome to Carvings by G and Z Pottery: a mix of functional pottery dishes and creative hand sculpted creations.


Last updated on Sep 22, 2019

Welcome to Carvings by G and Z Pottery: a mix of functional pottery dishes and creative hand sculpted creations.



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Marie and Joshua Hamaker

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Marie and Joshua Hamaker


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On Etsy since 2007

Z Pottery became Carvings by G and Z Pottery

When I met Josh he was already throwing cups and selling under his business name Z pottery. The Z comes from his nickname. I used to love working with clay in high school and jumped right in making small animals to decorate our new home. Soon we started working together on projects and in 2015 we changed the name to Carvings by G and Z Pottery to reflect our work together. Now our kids have joined us in the studio and someday we might need another name change they are getting so good.

Shop members

  • Marie and Joshua Hamaker


    Joshua works as a success manager and Marie works as an 8th grade science teacher. We converted our garage to a pottery studio and have been working together making pottery for over a decade. We have two children (10 and 8) and two dogs.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 27, 2020
Welcome to my shop! Carvings by G and Z Pottery is a place for my husband and I to express our creative sides. We love working together, inspired by nature and our children, to produce beautiful pottery together. We both work full time jobs and work in our studio in the evenings with our 2 girls and 2 dogs under foot. It is truly a family work space.

Contact us for a set order - 8-10 weeks - pay only when complete.
Contact us for a wedding registry. We love weddings!
3 piece set (Dinner plate, Salad plate, and bowl OR cup) $40 - contact us to set up a reserved listing.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Items Damaged During Transit
A refund for items broken during shipping, and their shipping costs, will be given after the following steps have been taken:
*photos of the broken item in the packaging is supplied to Carvings by G and Z Pottery within 2 business days so that a claim with insurance can be filed.
*You will need to retain the packaging and be willing to take the item and packaging to the post office for inspection.
*You will fill out the affidavit emailed to you by Carvings by G and Z Pottery.

I have a very high rate of success shipping, but accidents do happen. Be careful with broken pottery; it is very sharp. It is best to leave broken pottery in the packing box it was mailed in when transporting it for inspection and also when disposing it.

All items are represented fully in pictures and in descriptions in my shop. Every piece is hand made; small imperfections and color variations are part of the artwork and give handmade items uniqueness and character. However, there are no cracks or breaks, unless noted in the description, and all pieces will sit, stand, or lay with out wobbling, unless noted.

Due to the high rate of breakage I do not offer returns. Forced returns will not receive refunds. Any exceptions to this no refund policy are on a case by case basis. Please message me within 2 days of delivery with photos and explanation for consideration. If approved for the rare return, buyer will pay return shipping. Take care when packaging and buy insurance as any items broken during return shipping will not be refunded. Original shipping is not refunded (in the case of "free shipping" actual cost of shipping will be deducted from the return.)
We accept all of the payment methods below. Payment confirmation is due before items are shipped.
I ship USPS with tracking and I try to ship within 3 days of an order (but after payment confirmation). Every order is expertly packaged and I have very low rate of breakage. Even so - always be careful opening and handling boxes. Broken pottery is sharp. If this ever happens just snap a picture of the broken pottery in the box and convo me and I'll take care of it the best I can.

I only post shipping rates to the USA as it is too time consuming to figure it out for other locations. If you love a piece and you are from a place I dream of going (pretty much everywhere) just convo me for a shipping quote.
Additional policies and FAQs
Set orders are welcome and take 8-10 weeks to completed based on open orders. Set orders are paid for only after completion when reserved listing with pictures is posted. One place setting (bowl, dinner plate, salad plate) is $40.

Wedding registries are welcome! We have done 8 different wedding registries. The bride and groom (bride and bride, groom and groom) send us a list of requested items and colors and we posts reserved listings for their wedding and send them links for their online registries. All purchased items are shipped after the honeymoon or at a date convenient to the couple. One place setting (bowl, dinner plate, salad plate) is $40.