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Note from shop owner Shop is closed but moving to big cartel- a selling platform geared toward artists- opening soon in 2023. Thanks for your patronage. See you soon!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Nov 23, 2022

Shop is closed but moving to big cartel- a selling platform geared toward artists- opening soon in 2023. Thanks for your patronage. See you soon!

elizabeth wocasek

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About LittleTailCeramics

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On Etsy since 2009

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Artist Statement

Hi! I've been a working artist since 2001. When I was 31 years old, I went through a personal transformation resulting in an intense desire to make art. Although I take part time jobs here and there, I spend the majority of my time in the studio, working towards the next show. My expressive work is influenced by vintage patterns, industrial elements and symbols of the universal need for connection. Everything I do, from jewelry holders, to every ceramic piece, has layers of color, which is how I see the world, both internal and external.
I own two kilns and a potters wheel and I am fortunate to have a home studio here in Vancouver, Wa, just 20 miles from Portland.
I also make my own stencils and use them in conjunction with my distressed, layered paint style. I use re-puposed wood frames and pallet wood. I use quality paint, prime surfaces that need it and everything is constructed to last, which is hard to find in the commercial market these days.
I also continue to construct animals for the home and garden and although I make many of the same items (such as cats, crows and badgers) each is individually sculpted and unique. All of my pieces are fired twice and I apply glaze before each firing so the end result is often a layer of underglaze, iron oxide, more underglaze and a cone six glaze on top of that.
I sell my work here on Etsy, Portland Saturday Market, Eugene Holiday Market, local art fairs, Gifty Kitty in Portland Willamina Merchants, and occasionally California.

Shop members

  • Elizabeth Wocasek

    Owner, Artist

  • Martin


    The spirit of Martin, the incredible fetch cat who left us too soon, permeates all of my work. He died of FIP when he was just 4.

  • Bethesda the great


    The best little pistol that ever was. Bethesda grew up helping me in my studio and died in my arms at the age of 15- which was still too soon. Her constant love and independent spirit will always inspire my work.

  • Louis


    Louis is the most affectionate and loving creature. His huge eyes and adorable snark influence my kitty sculptures.

  • Finn


    The newest member of my family of furry muses, Finn reminds me that irreverence and cuteness go hand in hand when you ping pong through life. He's also proved himself an avid hunter and eater of rodents. I'm not sure if I'm proud or horrified.

  • Nigel


    He doesn't do much but he's the baby.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Welcome. I appreciate your interest in my art. All of my pieces are hand made and painted by me in my home studio in Vancouver, Washington. I use nontoxic commercial glazes on my sculptures and pottery and fire to cone 6 in my electric kiln. I'll respond promptly to inquiries and welcome questions and comments.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

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Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: within 2 days of purchase


Payment is expected at the time that you place the order. Unless other arrangements have been made, orders not paid for will be cancelled after 7 days.

I accept payments made through pay pal and credit card. Please note that I will not ship an item until payment has been completed.

I also accept checks but cannot send an item until the check has cleared.

California residents must pay state sales tax.

I use automatically calculated shipping whenever possible. I combine shipping when possible and refund overcharges of $1 or more.

You may cancel your order if it has not already gone out for a prompt refund.


Artwork is shipped to the address you have on file unless specified otherwise. It usually takes about a week to receive your item. All items will arrive in a sturdy box with lots of bubble wrap and paper to cushion it during shipment. Feel free to convo me if you have special shipping requests.
The cost of shipping includes what it cost me for packing material and what USPS charges me, to deliver to you door. Packing material includes bubble wrap, paper, packing tape, and quality cardboard boxes. I make every attempt to re-use and recycle materials.

Additional policies and FAQs

All items are created by hand by me in my home studio.
Drawer pulls: "Why does it take so long?" you may ask. This is because I need to get you order in with a whole load of work in my kiln, so it takes a while to create that much work.

Please know that I have made considerable effort to portray the color and definition of my pieces, however computer monitors vary in how they display colors and what looks accurate here, may not look the same on other computers.