Announcement Welcome! I create functional, handmade pottery here in Durham North Carolina, and am drawn to simple patterns, clean lines, and unfussy shapes. Please contact me with any questions, and follow along behind the scenes on instagram @lizaldag
Welcome! I create functional, handmade pottery here in Durham North Carolina, and am drawn to simple patterns, clean lines, and unfussy shapes. Please contact me with any questions, and follow along behind the scenes on instagram @lizaldag
Samantha on Feb 25, 2017
This little planter keeps me inspired while I'm at my desk. These days the news can get you down, but not with this impassioned reminder, it helps keeps my spirit lifted!
Megan Hughes on Feb 24, 2017
I love this artist! I had a couple questions and she answered them so quickly and kindly. The product came fast and well packed as well!
Looks the same as listing. Will get lots of use. Highly recommend.
In love with this mug!
Much lighter color than pictured.
Well made mug! Can't wait to use it.
Nicely made mug. Colors weren't what I was expecting, much more gray than gray and maroon.
Beautiful mug that has plenty of capacity!
Modern Handmade Ceramics
Welcome and thanks for visiting The Lulu Bird!
During the day, I am an art therapist; I work with children who have developmental disorders, as well as children who suffer from serious medical illnesses. I love my job, but it can be emotionally taxing, and pottery is my release from all of that. I create functional, wheel-thrown pottery here in Durham North Carolina, and am drawn to simple patterns, clean lines, and unfussy shapes. All my glazes are lead free, and all finished products are food, dishwasher, and microwave safe.
I have a personal theory that everything you need to know about life you can learn from working with clay.
Making pottery teaches you to be present in the moment. It teaches you let go and move on - to accept that things don't always work out the way you want. Sometimes the kiln mis-fires, a piece cracks, or a glaze runs in an unexpected way. Working with clay teaches you that it's ok to get dirty, that you have to always be mindful, and to find that happy space balance between being strong and being gentle.
Here are a few more lessons from the pottery studio:
Enjoy the process
Embrace the unknown
Rethink your definition of "perfect"
Good things take time
There is always more to learn
Thanks for stopping by!
(Follow along behind the scenes on instagram @lizaldag)
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Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
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All products are in stock and ready for shipping unless otherwise noted on item description. Custom pieces take up to 30 days to complete.
Shipping ceramics requires a lot of "cushioning"! I use bubble wrap and packing paper in sturdy boxes. I recycle boxes when possible in attempts to conserve the planet.
If your item is in stock, your package will be mailed within 3 days of receiving payment.
Please note that once package is shipped I am no long in control of arrival times. If you are experiencing a delay please contact your local post office. Please note that if you are an international buyer shipping can take up to 6 weeks. Customs may open or hold your package without notice. There is nothing I can do about this as it just depends on how your customs office works.
If upon receiving your purchase the item is damaged, contact me right away. Send me a picture of the item and I will refund your purchase or remake your item for you free of cost.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you have any doubt or question about an item let me know before your purchase and I’ll be happy to clarify.