wildchildclayworks

Handcrafted Pottery & Waldorf Inspired Fiber Artwork

Gatlinburg, Tennessee · 626 Sales

wildchildclayworks

Handcrafted Pottery & Waldorf Inspired Fiber Artwork

Gatlinburg, Tennessee 626 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(198)

Announcement   Thank you for visiting our Etsy shop. We offer beautifully crafted pottery and fiber from our woodland Appalachian studio near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You will find caring, personalized attention to your questions and your order. We love custom orders and are very happy to convo with you on your ideas and requests.

Please note that items listed as made to order are not available for immediate shipping. We know this seems obvious but we sure don't like disappointing customers who need something quickly. Our work is the creative product of a multi-step process which produces beautiful and out of the ordinary artwork in clay and fiber. Our creative process is extremely weather sensitive in our mountain location. We endeavor to keep our customers updated and love answering questions. Convo us!!

Feedback: We appreciate every order and we dedicate time and care in creating each one. If you are pleased with your purchase please do leave POSITIVE feedback: comments and/or pictures are wonderful too. We love to see our pottery at work in your home. If for some reason you are unhappy with your order, please let us know right away. We would like to hear your concerns. There should NEVER be a reason to leave Negative or Neutral feedback. We want you to LOVE your purchase.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 10, 2016

Thank you for visiting our Etsy shop. We offer beautifully crafted pottery and fiber from our woodland Appalachian studio near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You will find caring, personalized attention to your questions and your order. We love custom orders and are very happy to convo with you on your ideas and requests.

Please note that items listed as made to order are not available for immediate shipping. We know this seems obvious but we sure don't like disappointing customers who need something quickly. Our work is the creative product of a multi-step process which produces beautiful and out of the ordinary artwork in clay and fiber. Our creative process is extremely weather sensitive in our mountain location. We endeavor to keep our customers updated and love answering questions. Convo us!!

Feedback: We appreciate every order and we dedicate time and care in creating each one. If you are pleased with your purchase please do leave POSITIVE feedback: comments and/or pictures are wonderful too. We love to see our pottery at work in your home. If for some reason you are unhappy with your order, please let us know right away. We would like to hear your concerns. There should NEVER be a reason to leave Negative or Neutral feedback. We want you to LOVE your purchase.

Dwain and Lisa Dixon

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Dwain and Lisa Dixon

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(198)
jetret1

jetret1 on Feb 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I ordered a soup mug and I absolutely love it! It does take a little while for them to ship but I believe they make items as ordered so that makes it special. The color and glossy finish is beautiful and I would definitely order from them again.

cassandra

cassandra on Feb 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful. Good communication from the seller about when I could expect it to be made. Arrived well packaged and safe. I couldn't be happier with it.

cassandra

cassandra on Feb 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful. Good communication from the seller about when I could expect it to be made. Arrived well packaged and safe. I couldn't be happier with it.

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Updates

The weather is cold & that means hot soup to us. How about you?
What's your favorite soup? Our soup mugs keep your choice nice and warm.
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About

We love the wildness in all that we do!!!

Lisa is the daughter of a woodworker father and a mother who taught her not only to sew but how to craft her own patterns out of brown grocery bags. She learned knitting, crocheting, tatting lace & quilting from her grandmother as a young girl. Though she holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics (and too many graduate courses to count) it is the learning along the way, that has meant the most....building a clay studio from the ground up, the hikes, gardening, natural dyeing with friends, spinning & felting, swimming in the river & the children. "My three...our four. It is the seizing of the moment." says Lisa.

A true native descendant of the original settlers of Gatlinburg, Dwain is a wild son of Appalachia. He has worn many hats along the way. Ex-Coast Guard, Real Estate Broker, hiker, snow skier, pit boss, river swimmer, organic gardener & rescue diver. His abiding love of nature took another route when he met Lisa, newly transplanted in his own Tennessee back yard.

Together, they have created works that honor the beauty of their mountain woodlands. Wild Child Clayworks will always provide craftsmanship of heirloom quality while offering something just a little off the beaten path. We love the wildness in all that we do!!!

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Shop members

  • Dwain & Lisa Dixon

    Owner, Mud Boy & Mud Girl

  • Emma Martin

    Creator

    Our eldest Wild Child, Emma, makes beautiful hand-bound leather journals with handmade paper, as well as handspun yarn and fabric creations. Emma started spinning and knitting as a six year old and loved dyeing her work in her mama's natural dye pots. She grew up spending many hours in nature, in the wild and in her family's gardens. That wildness has influenced Emma's artwork still today. She uses many botanicals to enliven her handmade paper which is upcycled and combined with her own hand-dyed fibers used to bind and line her beautiful journals.

Local

Find wildchildclayworks at the following upcoming market!

  • 16th Annual Rossini Festival

    Downtown Knoxville,

    Knoxville, TN

    Apr 22

    As one of the Southeast'’s most alluring cultural attractions, Knoxville Opera'’s Rossini Festival International Street Fair brings a taste of Europe to East Tennessee by celebrating the color, fun, and excitement of opera and international culture. This extraordinary event also presents a golden opportunity to attend one of Knoxville Opera'’s professional opera productions. Combining a vibrant International Street Fair with world class opera performances, art and craft exhibitions, and a wide variety of other events, the Rossini Festival transforms much of downtown Knoxville into a colorful International festival. The festival features five stages with a range of entertainment options, an upscale artisan’s market, the smells and tastes of wonderful foods and beverages, and the family-friendly YMCA FunZone on Market Square, complete with fun entertainment and games.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 17, 2017
We specialize in handcrafted works in clay along with Waldorf inspired natural fiber for children, handmade leather journals & boutique bags created as wearable art.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
Payment
Payments are accepted through Paypal, Etsy Direct Checkout & Etsy Gift Cards. Be sure to follow the link in your Etsy order through to the Paypal site to complete your transaction.
Shipping
****For multiple item shipping **PLEASE CONVO US** for less expensive shipping options.****
We check messages frequently and will answer you as soon as possible. We ship USPS Priority Flat Rate whenever possible. However, all pottery is carefully padded and double-boxed and doesn’t always fit the Flat Rate boxes. If you are ordering, multiple items or your order combines both fiber and pottery, the automated shipping calculator may NOT offer an accurate shipping price. Shipping on most pottery needs to be calculated by weight and distance. We are also happy to offer Parcel Post on domestic orders if you are not in a hurry for your items. Again, PLEASE CONVO US for a more accurate shipping cost. Thank you!

We are also happy to arrange local pick up and delivery. Please email us before your purchase and we will send you a coupon code for free shipping.

DAMAGE:
We take great care in packaging your artwork for shipping. It is very carefully padded and double-boxed complying with USPS regulations. Wild Child Clayworks has a very low damage rate. As well, we purchase insurance for your order through USPS and all postal claim procedures can be initiated by the buyer's or the recipient's local post office (yes folks, USPS wants you to bring the damaged item(s) along with all the packing material and boxes directly to your local Post Office.) It is possible to submit a claim online as long as there are detailed photos of the damaged piece and the damaged box and packing materials.

Please follow this link if you have damaged items
https://www.usps.com/help/claims.htm
If you need copies of your original purchase receipt, please contact us within three days of receipt of your order. OR
Please contact us if you would like to provide photos to us so that we may submit the insurance claim for you.

International: You are responsible for all duty, customs, or any other charges imposed by your country above and beyond the USPS (United States Postal Service) postal charges that you already paid. These may be due when you pick up your package.

Important please note.
Due to our remote mountain locale, we ship as weather permits.
Refunds and Exchanges
No refunds.

Prior to purchase, we will endeavor to provide you with as much information regarding shape, size & color. Please feel free to "convo" us with any questions to make sure that our work is well suited for you.

You may contact us to return an item within 48 hours of receiving the item for store credit, if you are not satisfied with the item. You are responsible for shipping costs both ways for an exchange.

We do not refund shipping charges.

Custom special orders are non-refundable unless we, the artists, are not able to complete the order.
Additional policies and FAQs
Wholesale is welcome and you can email us directly at wildchildclay [!at] yahoo.com.

We are happy to consider custom orders of our clay work, Waldorf inspired natural fiber for children & boutique bags. All of our handmade creations are very special to us.

They are protected under the Common Copyright Law of Protection, Circular 14, Copyright Registration for Derivative Works. We do not give permission for duplication of any of our work as outlined by the US Copyright Office.

Please feel free to "Convo" us at any time.