Warrenfeltz Pottery

Williamsport, Maryland | 417 Sales


Warrenfeltz Pottery

Williamsport, Maryland 417 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (116)
Deb Warrenfeltz

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Deb Warrenfeltz

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Confessions of a potter: I swear, it was just a hobby gone rogue.

I've been a professional graphic designer since 1983, left corporate and started my own design studio in 1994, but ever since art college, I always wanted to take a dip in the clay. In 2005, I sorta jumped in and took a few 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 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 2019 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 December 29, 2018
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

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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 must be made at time of purchase.
I sometimes use large recycled boxes. They may not look pretty but they definitely deter theft.
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 AVAILABLE FOR EXTRA FEE at checkout. Add a note to chooce from 3 premium wood-grained wrapping papers: A) Dark Burl, B) Medium Burl, or C) Light Distressed. Otherwise, I will choose for you.

I gift wrap the package with a free gift tag and flat ribbon, then I kraft wrap 'over' the gift wrap to carry the mailing label. If you prefer two boxes (the gift wrapped one inside a plain one) let me know prior to the purchase; it will add weight and cost more.