StoneCatCeramics

Stone Cat Ceramics

Brisbane, Australia

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Note from shop owner Sorry everyone - I'm taking a break to finish orders and have a holiday. Enjoy the rest of 2020. Stay safe!
PS...Be sure to sign up to see when my store reopens with new designs, symbols, runic-phrase and colours!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 1, 2020

Sorry everyone - I'm taking a break to finish orders and have a holiday. Enjoy the rest of 2020. Stay safe!
PS...Be sure to sign up to see when my store reopens with new designs, symbols, runic-phrase and colours!

Naomi Etheridge

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Naomi Etheridge

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About StoneCatCeramics

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On Etsy since 2015

Bringing ancient design to the modern world.

Welcome to Stone Cat Ceramics!

Sometimes our lives seem to be spinning out of control. But it’s time to stop. Consider the lives of your ancestors – 100 years ago, 1000 years ago – they lived, just like you, with work and family and friends, but their lives seemed simpler. It’s time to recapture that simplicity and connect with your past. Hold something in your hand that reflects an object from history. Feel the quality of something personally made for you by another human being. Revel in the knowledge that the object you own was made with focused sustainable practice and environmental awareness.

I love history and pottery, so I combine the two. Since I used to be a scientist, when I find an example of a pottery object from archaeology I make sure to research all the accurate details about its history. There are so many timeless designs that I have no trouble finding beautiful archaeological objects from all times in our past – from the stone age through the thousands of years until now.

So now I recreate designs from the past, with a modern flair, so that everyone can own a small slice of history.

My story:
I was born and bred in Australia, but it was when I was working as a scientist in Hanover, New Hampshire (USA) that I first tried throwing on the pottery wheel. The monopoly of my analytical side was quashed as the artisan in me burst forth! Now my artistic side has taken over and I'm making the switch from scientist to artist - although, believe it or not, they are actually very similar pursuits.

Now I live in the green outskirts of Brisbane, Australia, where I have my own studio, complete with music, coffee machine, and a studio cat, and I'm following my passion by creating unique ceramic objects to share with the world. When I'm not in the studio I'm either at the local archery range, designing new ceramic objects, tweaking my websites, or writing about ceramics.

As a bit of a tree-hugger, I've always had a strong sense of environmental responsibility. I am keenly aware of our footprint on the planet and so try to minimize the impact of my pottery practice on the environment around me. I use solar power, rain water (unprocessed), local materials (when I can get them), and recycled furniture and tools. All the water I use goes back to the earth.

Find me everywhere!
Follow me on Instagram to see what I'm up to: @stonecatceramics
Follow my Pinterest boards to see my influences: Stone Cat Ceramics
Find out about my latest work and new designs on Facebook: Stone Cat Ceramics

I hope you like my little modern-ancient treasures as much as I enjoyed making them!

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  • Naomi Etheridge

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    I am creator, owner, designer, artisan, maker, packer, cleaner, coffee-maker, and official cat-patter of Stone Cat Ceramics. I'm so happy I can share my love of pottery with the world! ☺

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Last updated on Oct 14, 2020
Frequently asked questions
The wonderful peculiarities of the handmade...

Everything in my shop is handmade by me, either on the pottery wheel or by sculpting clay by hand. This means that those little glaze drips, or shape differences, or unusual patterns are just part of the handmade process. Each is guaranteed to be completely unique.

Consider the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi: beauty in imperfection, asymmetry, irregularity, nature, and simplicity. These characteristics embody handmade items. Embrace them!

If your order makes a return trip to me...

Please check the delivery address carefully! If an order is returned to me after long journey across the ocean and back, I will contact the customer immediately. Unfortunately, the buyer will then be responsible for the shipping cost to a different address.

Returns are quite rare, but I encourage my customers to check their address and track the parcel, if possible, so they know if a delivery attempt has been made.

Why is the processing time so long?

I only begin to make an item once I have an order - even those items not requiring personalisation. So, the time to finish your order will depend on how many other orders I have to finish before I get to yours. My lead time is usually 3 to 5 weeks - but I'm trying my hardest to make everything more efficient and get orders done more quickly! Thanks for understanding!