warrenfeltzpottery

Warrenfeltz Pottery

Williamsport, Maryland On Etsy since 2011

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warrenfeltzpottery

Warrenfeltz Pottery

Williamsport, Maryland | 939 Sales

Announcement    As a local artist, I cannot thank my Etsy Customers enough for continuing to shop my little shop. God bless, and please stay safe.

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Last updated on Jul 19, 2020

As a local artist, I cannot thank my Etsy Customers enough for continuing to shop my little shop. God bless, and please stay safe.

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About warrenfeltzpottery

Sales 939
On Etsy since 2011

Confessions of a potter:

I swear... pottery was just a hobby gone rogue. After graduating from art college in 1993 with a BFA in Advertising Design—having taken zero pottery classes—I became a professional designer in the corporate world, then started my own design studio in 1994.

However, I'd always wanted to take a dip in the clay. In 2005, I sorta jumped in and took a few pottery classes. Loved it. Built my own studio. Outgrew the house. Bought a bigger house. And taught myself the ins and outs of the wheel... the slab roller... the extruder... the kiln... many kinds of clay... and many many many kinds of glaze. I got better year by year and have landed on two lines that I just love.

THE BLACK CLAY COLLECTION: The first line uses an iron-rich, near-black clay. When fired to 2167° in an oxidation environment, the iron in the clay leaches through my chosen glazes and gives them a rustic, mottled, broken up appearance with lots of visual texture. Almost like a gas firing, but even the general glaze color can dramatically change on this black clay. A unusually natural yet modern look, the pieces are as comfortable in a Manhattan penthouse as they are in a log cabin.

THE MIDNIGHT MERLOT COLLECTION: More difficult to achieve, this line involves a combination of three red glazes to create a thick, rich, artful color that shows dark wine, burgundy, black, gray, and multiple shades of deep reds. The bottom edge of the glaze literally has a tactile dimension, sometimes very thick and flowing. On occasion, I will refire it in a special way to encourage more run and the formation of thick drips suspended just off the edge. Uniquely luxurious, it took me two years to perfect this color and technique. The ingredients and process are much more expensive, but worth the look.

On both lines, I tend to glaze fully on the inside for function, but only partially on the outside to show the real clay body. I love the organic, rustic look... the juxtaposition of the natural matte clay body with the gloss color glaze. When possible, I also love to add distressed wood branches, leather, reed, hemp, jute, and other natural materials. My plan for 2020 is to bring Mother Nature into my wares even more. I can't wait to see what I do.

I started selling pots in 2011 and now I split my time between Monocle Creative (my design business) and Warrenfeltz Pottery. Thanks for taking the time to find out more. Feel free to contact me with questions, comments, or suggestions.

Thanks, Deb

Shop members

  • Deb Warrenfeltz

    Owner, Potter

    I’m a professional potter, nearly self-taught, and the owner of Warrenfeltz Pottery. I’m also a professional graphic designer. A serious dog lover. A woodswoman. A home improver. A nature lover. And just maybe a workaholic.

  • Yukon

    Branch Manager In Training

    Yukon is the baby. He’s a pyreness, just over a year and over 100 pounds. He doesn’t go looking for branches... he likes to steal them from the other dogs. When I find a good pottery handle branch, he tries to steal mine too. Hence, he’s in training.

  • Takoda

    Associate Branch Manager

    Takoda is my yellow lab, weighs about 70 pounds, and is my wild child. Always ready to rock, she’ll run out in the wooded yard, bring me giant branches, hand them over, and chase them back down all day long.

  • Siri

    Senior Branch Manager

    Siri is my senior bud, is a plush shiloh shepherd, weighs about 85 pounds, lives for walks in the woods, likes to keep all of us together, and loves a great branch. Unfortunately, she won’t give them to me. She sits on them like she’s nesting.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 22, 2020
Welcome to Warrenfeltz Pottery. My name is Deb and I personally made everything in my shop. With the exception of a few mug bodies, most pieces are one of a kind. Enjoy your visit and contact me with any questions.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
It’s important to me that you love your piece. If you have any problems or questions, please contact me. You may return an item within 15 days; repack in same box and purchase a shipping label with insurance. If the item was not as described in the listing, my sincere apologies—I will give you a full refund including the original and return shipping.
Payment
Payment must be made at time of purchase.
Shipping
I sometimes use large recycled boxes; they may not look pretty but they definitely deter theft. I also combine shipping when possible; if I can save some money doing that, you will get a refund.
Additional policies and FAQs
GIFT TAGS ARE FREE UPON REQUEST. If you'd like me to fill it out, give me the To/From names and I will include it.

GIFT WRAP IS AVAILABLE as an independent listing in my shop. Just search "gift wrapping" and read the directions on choosing the right wrap.