Do you do commissions?
I do usually take requests, but do not take on commissions (make objects or use colors outside of my current repertoire). If you see something in my online shop and would like it in a different color in my palette, in multiples, or have seen something not currently available that I’ve sold in the recent past, please email me (screenshots of what you want are great!) so I can consider your request. It can take from 1-3 months to complete depending on my schedule.
Once we confirm the request (item, details, cost plus pack/ship) and I actually begin making your piece, I send a PayPal invoice for a non-refundable down payment which goes toward the final cost. When your piece is ready, I will send an image of the completed piece plus an invoice for the remainder. Requests cannot be returned but I’ve also never had anyone want to. :-)
Do you do "layaway"?
I am very happy to offer layaway on purchases over $100. If you are interested in something in my store and it would be helpful to divide the payment into installments over a modest period of time, just drop me an email and we’ll figure out what works for you, absolutely. No extra costs involved.
A note on Color & Dimensions, and the Nature of Clay
The item pictured is the exact pot available for purchase. I do my best to take photos portraying the actual color and quality of each item, as well as list the approximate dimensions (within ¼ - ½”). Please take the time to read the dimensions before purchasing, and drop me an email if you still have questions. Note, computer screens can alter the colors slightly.
Each item is top quality, unique, and individually handmade by me from an organic material, so sizes will vary slightly, and sometimes there are tiny iron beauty marks and/or pinholes in the clay or glaze that is part of an imperfect process.
They're pretty, but can I use them?
Pretty and functional. All of my work is food-safe, water-tight, and just as durable as it is elegant. I do consider beauty a function, and my desire is to bring joyful function & elegance into our fast-paced lives.
My work is both elegant AND intended for your use and enjoyment. While very durable, microwavable, and dishwasher safe, handmade pottery can need (and happily, deserves) a little more love to prolong its life than contemporary manufactured ware: Because of the abrasive nature of dishwashing detergent, which could eventually dull the surface over time, hand-washing is not necessary, but recommended. Do not pour boiling, stovetop water directly into handmade ware. “Pre-warming” your cup by swirling warm/hot tap water prior to pouring your fave hot beverage is recommended.
Please keep in mind that while handmade pottery is quite durable, it is still ceramic and can be damaged if dropped or knocked about. Often, flaws created during impact will not be detectable immediately. Impact flaws can develop into a crack or break with use over time.
I cannot replace ware damaged from use.
I am a new customer, do you have prior customer feedback?
Yes. Please check out the wonderful comments by my past customers right here.
Where can I see and purchase your work in person?
I have two studio sales a year at my studio here in north central Massachusetts (Templeton). I also have work at the Worcester Center for Crafts in Worcester, MA, and regularly participate in shows and events around the U.S. Sign up for my newsletter for dates and details about upcoming events.
Where can I learn more about your process, influences, and experience as an artist?
Please visit my website where I have more information on all of the above as well as my upcoming exhibition and workshop schedule, full resume, and video.