SarahBak

Pottery to perk up your table.

Seattle, Washington · 490 Sales

SarahBak

Pottery to perk up your table.

Seattle, Washington 490 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(111)

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Sarah Bak

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Announcement   Porcelain pottery, including mugs, garden markers, bowls, garlic jars, French butter dishes, spoon rests, and vases. Hand thrown of porcelain clay, each one is created to bring a bit of beauty into objects you use every day. Inspired by nature, the patterns are all individually hand painted, although some pieces are simply glazed with stamped designs highlighted with bright colored glazes. These are pots made to be used, are microwavable and dishwasher safe. Maybe they will take you back to a simpler time, like visiting your grandmother’s kitchen.

Don’t make something unless it is both necessary and useful; but if it is both necessary and useful, don’t hesitate to make it beautiful. – Shaker Philosophy, that inspires my work.

While this doesn’t apply to my work 100%, since not everything is necessary it is something that I keep in the back of my mind. The bit about “don’t hesitate to make it beautiful” is what stands out the most. If you are going to have things (and who doesn’t) they should be items that you appreciate, use and enjoy.

Local pickup is always an option. Please use the word LOCAL in the coupon field if you would like to pick-up your order at my studio rather than have your item shipped.

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Last updated on Nov 30, 2017

Porcelain pottery, including mugs, garden markers, bowls, garlic jars, French butter dishes, spoon rests, and vases. Hand thrown of porcelain clay, each one is created to bring a bit of beauty into objects you use every day. Inspired by nature, the patterns are all individually hand painted, although some pieces are simply glazed with stamped designs highlighted with bright colored glazes. These are pots made to be used, are microwavable and dishwasher safe. Maybe they will take you back to a simpler time, like visiting your grandmother’s kitchen.

Don’t make something unless it is both necessary and useful; but if it is both necessary and useful, don’t hesitate to make it beautiful. – Shaker Philosophy, that inspires my work.

While this doesn’t apply to my work 100%, since not everything is necessary it is something that I keep in the back of my mind. The bit about “don’t hesitate to make it beautiful” is what stands out the most. If you are going to have things (and who doesn’t) they should be items that you appreciate, use and enjoy.

Local pickup is always an option. Please use the word LOCAL in the coupon field if you would like to pick-up your order at my studio rather than have your item shipped.

Sarah Bak

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5 out of 5 stars
(111)
lidoconnection

lidoconnection on May 22, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful plant markers. Easy transaction with vendor. Would recommend to all customers looking for their own use or to give as a gift.

belixis1

belixis1 on May 7, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I love these markers. Colorful and tasteful. I recommend this seller highly. Items come fast and adorably packaged. They look great in my container garden.

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About

Contemporary pottery with a vintage feel

With a mom who collected pottery from every state that we visited, my love for clay started at a young age. I remember visiting a potter's studio and being mesmerized the first time watching someone throw a pot and went on to get a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree, concentrating on ceramics. After over 15 years working in arts related retail and non-profit arts administration supporting other artists, I am now working full time as a potter.

Over the last few years my process has evolved significantly. I have moved from simple thrown pots with colored glazes, to painting with underglazes on the still damp clay, then incising through the color or painting on the bisque fired pots. Some pieces have stamped designs highlighted with bright colored glazes. The stamps on these items have been either designed or hand carved by me. Porcelain is my clay of choice, because it is such a nice white canvas for painting and I enjoy using under glazes, because they behave much like watercolors, once they are fired.

I am really inspired by the phrase: Don’t make something unless it is both necessary and useful; but if it is both necessary and useful, don’t hesitate to make it beautiful. – Shaker Philosophy

While this doesn’t apply to my work 100%, since not everything is necessary it is something that I keep in the back of my mind. The bit about “don’t hesitate to make it beautiful” is what stands out the most. If you are going to have things (and who doesn’t) they should be items that you appreciate, use and enjoy.

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  • Sarah Bak

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    With a mom who collected pottery from every state that we visited, my love for clay started at a young age. I remember visiting a potter's studio and being mesmerized which led to a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree, concentrating on ceramics.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 5, 2016
Welcome to my shop! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send me a message.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
It is important to me that you are satisfied with your purchase. If you do wish to return an item please contact me. All return shipping is paid by the purchaser and a refund will be issued within three days of receipt of the returned item. Refunds of the purchse price (not including shipping) are issued in the same manner of the original payment.
Payment
I accept Direct Check-out, Paypal, and Etsy gift cards.
Shipping
All items are shipped out by the date specified on your receipt via USPS, usually priority mail. Every shipment is very carefully packed, for safe transport, using bubble wrap, packing peanuts and/or foam. I do use a mixture of recycled packing material. Please note that I take utmost care in shipping your items to arrive safely.

**International Shipments, please note: Customs Duty, Excise Duty, and import VAT are the responsibility of the buyer. I am required to declare the actual value of the order on the customs form. These fees must be paid by you once the goods have arrived in your country but before the goods are delivered. In addition, there may be a handling fee to pay to the carrier.**