TheClayBungalow

Hand Built Pottery by Carol Ross

St Louis, Missouri On Etsy since 2011

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TheClayBungalow

Hand Built Pottery by Carol Ross

St Louis, Missouri | 1,560 Sales

Announcement    I'm always working on new pieces, so please check back often! I hope you enjoy browsing - please write with any questions. Be safe and stay well ...
Carol
-TheClayBungalow🏡
Handmade Ceramics for Everyone!

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Last updated on Sep 17, 2020

I'm always working on new pieces, so please check back often! I hope you enjoy browsing - please write with any questions. Be safe and stay well ...
Carol
-TheClayBungalow🏡
Handmade Ceramics for Everyone!

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About TheClayBungalow

Sales 1,560
On Etsy since 2011

Handmade Pottery for Everyone!

As I drink my coffee from another potter's handmade mug, I'm having a conversation with the mug's maker. I'm learning about intentions and about challenges met and overcome. I can begin to understand that potter's thoughts on design and color, and about whether the maker is concerned with my comfort and pleasure. You know, we chat, the mug, the maker and I. And that is satisfying.

I am delighted to make my work with my hands, knowing that soon it will be in your hands.

And I do literally hand build my pieces, from slabs. There is often some wonkiness that comes with slab construction, some warping. A mug might be out of round, a bowl might have a high side - flaws that keep us aware of the tenuous cooperation between clay and maker!

Perfectly imperfect.

I’m using a combination of techniques to decorate my work. It’s challenging to discover just the right way to convey an image - and I love that!

I opened TheClayBungalow so that I could share the work that I love making. I hope the work will evolve, as my thinking and aesthetic are affected by what I see. I love hearing from you, please keep emailing; it's the beginning of our conversation!

Shop members

  • Carol Ross

    Owner, Maker

    I grew up in the '50's, the days of frozen vegetables, home milk delivery and imported Japanese everything. And, I loved to draw - people, landscapes, nicknacks - anything that caught my eye.

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Last updated on Feb 19, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I can’t take custom orders at this time, so please shop the current inventory.

What if my purchase arrives damaged?

We do our best to make sure nothing is damaged. In spite of that, if something arrives broken, please let me know immediately. Everything we ship has been insured, so please KEEP THE BOX AND ALL PACKING MATERIALS SO THEY CAN BE INSPECTED BY THE SHIPPING COMPANY!

Shipping Costs Seem High - Why so much?

Ceramic items are fragile, so of course I pack with this in mind. You know that once a package is out of my hands, it won't be handled with loving care until it reaches your door!

I buy new supplies - bubble wrap, packing peanuts and boxes that are not available through USPS. We follow UPS and USPS shipping directives; we wrap securely in bubble wrap and fill the boxes with cushioning materials so that there is no jiggle room. We double box whenever needed, adding extra cushioning for multiple items and large pieces.

Once the piece is packed and weighed, I will refund any shipping overcharge over $2