SoulShinePottery

Handmade Pottery Mugs, Bowls, Home Decor for Everyday

Danville, Virginia · 709 Sales

SoulShinePottery

Handmade Pottery Mugs, Bowls, Home Decor for Everyday

Danville, Virginia 709 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(168)

Announcement   Offering handmade ceramic pottery mugs, bowls, home decor that is meant to be enjoyed and used everyday. Welcome to Soul Shine Pottery and thanks for visiting. I provide fast shipping for all in stock items, shipping everyday M-F.

All of my pottery is handmade, by me, on the wheel or hand built in my home studio in Southside Virginia using stoneware clay, food safe glazes and fired in my electric kiln.

I am always glad to accept custom requests, time and work load permitting, so feel free to contact me with any requests for custom orders. Custom orders will require a 50% non refundable deposit to begin production with the balance due prior to shipment.

Want to find out more?
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SoulShinePottery/about?ref=shopinfo_about_leftnav

Also, please click the link to 'like" my facebook page, I do give aways when I reach certain mile stones
https://www.facebook.com/soulshinepots

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 7, 2016

Offering handmade ceramic pottery mugs, bowls, home decor that is meant to be enjoyed and used everyday. Welcome to Soul Shine Pottery and thanks for visiting. I provide fast shipping for all in stock items, shipping everyday M-F.

All of my pottery is handmade, by me, on the wheel or hand built in my home studio in Southside Virginia using stoneware clay, food safe glazes and fired in my electric kiln.

I am always glad to accept custom requests, time and work load permitting, so feel free to contact me with any requests for custom orders. Custom orders will require a 50% non refundable deposit to begin production with the balance due prior to shipment.

Want to find out more?
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SoulShinePottery/about?ref=shopinfo_about_leftnav

Also, please click the link to 'like" my facebook page, I do give aways when I reach certain mile stones
https://www.facebook.com/soulshinepots

MaryBeth Hill

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MaryBeth Hill

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(168)
jeramiebalkenbush

jeramiebalkenbush on Jun 16, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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Beautiful work! Thank you so much!

Alice Bejnar

Alice Bejnar on May 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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This mug is well proportioned, something that has become more evident to me as I use it. What a beatiful blue and white! Feels well balanced in my hand!

Sergey Bebenin

Sergey Bebenin on May 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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Amazing quality and you can see all the attention to details!

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About

Doing what you love truly lets your Soul Shine!

Hello and thank you for visiting my shop!
I am living my dream of using my skills as an artist to make handmade functional pottery and art. What I have discovered is that when you do what brings you joy that your soul will truly shine and so I named my shop Soul Shine Pottery.
I studied art all through high school and went on to study at Radford University’s studio art program for a period of time. However, life happened and while I have always continued on some level to pursue my artistic interests, I found myself working in a totally different field for most of my adult life.
I eventually found my way back to my art and now work out of my home where I have setup my pottery studio in my basement.
Clay has always been my favored material whether in sculpting or making pottery. I enjoy all aspects of the ceramics process and realize that pottery teaches patience. There is no step in the pottery process that can be rushed or hurried. For me that is a valuable lesson.
I truly hope that you will find and enjoy a piece of pottery in my store. All of the functional items are made to be enjoyed and used.
Thank you for stopping by to look.

Please like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/soulshinepots

The Story of How Pottery Is Made At Soul Shine Pottery
The following is the step by step process that is necessary to make each pottery piece from start to finish:
Step 1 – cut and weigh the clay
Step 2 – Wedge (kneed) the clay to remove any air pockets
Step 3 – Throw the clay on the potter’s wheel
Step 4 – When dry to leather hard, pull handles and attach them
Step 5 – Put back on the wheel and trim or turn the bottom
Step 6 – Allow to air dry (depending on weather can take up to 1 week)
Step 7 – Clean up any rough edges
Step 8 – First firing in the kiln to cone 04 (approx 1900 degrees) called the bisque firing
Step 9 – Wash the bisque dust off of the pot
Step 10 – Wax the bottom of the pot to prevent any fusing to kiln shelf
Step 11 – Glaze the pot – some have as many as 3 glazes each of which requires 2 to 3 coats and must be allowed to dry in between each coat
Step 12 – Second firing in the kiln called glaze firing to Cone 6 (approx 2290 degrees) takes 8 to 13 hours, then must be allowed to cool before opening the kiln .
Step 13 – grind the bottoms of the pots to make sure they are smooth
By the time the above process is complete, each piece will be in and out of the potters hand at least 22 times. Pottery most definitely teaches patience in the process.
Isaiah 64:8
But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.

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  • MaryBeth Hill

    Owner

    Since I was a child growing up on a farm, I've always been fascinated with creating things out of clay. I spent many hours at the pond digging clay when I was a child, creating sculptures of clay in high school and college and finally pottery.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 15, 2016
Welcome to my Shop!! All items you see listed are available for immediate shipping unless noted otherwise. My goal is to make functional art for everyday enjoyment. I have always loved clay and hope that you will find some functional art that you will enjoy everyday! After all pottery is meant to be used and enjoyed.

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
  • Money Order
Payment
I can accept VISA, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Pay Pal and Etsy gift cards.

CUSTOM ORDER REQUESTS REQUIRE A MINIMUM 50% non refundable down payment to begin production with the balance due prior to shipment.
Shipping
Items that are listed as available for immediate shipment will go out within 1 to 2 business days. Items that are custom orders will need 6 to 8 weeks production time. Please contact me for custom order shipment information

On International orders, they buyers are responsible for all import duties and VAT.
Refunds and Exchanges
Each piece is a unique piece of art. The item you order will be as close to the photo as possible.

If you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you can return it for a full refund of the purchase price (not including shipping/handling charges)

If your item arrives broken, please photograph it IN it's original packaging immediately and contact us right away so we can arrange a replacement or a refund.

You MUST contact us within 15 days of the shipping date printed on the package. No refunds/exchanges/replacements will be made after that time.
Additional policies and FAQs
IS YOUR POTTERY FOOD SAFE? CAN I PUT IT IN MY MICROWAVE? WHAT ABOUT MY DISHWASHER?

Yes with a little care all of my stoneware pottery is made for functional kitchen and table use. It's lead-free and food safe. You can put it in the dishwasher, microwave, freezer...even your oven!
Just avoid sudden temperature changes, like taking a bowl out of the fridge and putting it in a 350* oven or putting a hot dish into a sink of cold water. This is called "thermal shock" and can shatter your piece. Pieces used in your oven should always be placed in a cold oven so they can gradually heat along with the oven. With just a little extra care, stoneware is very durable and should last for years.