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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How can I purchase your work?
    Whatever I have in my shop is what I have made, if my shop is empty, I am currently sold out and working hard to prepare for another shop update. I generally have a shop update every 5 to 6 weeks. I make what I am able during that time, share photos of current work and post the date for the shop update about a week or two before my update. Basically, as soon as I know when I will have work finished, I like to set a shop update. I am sorry but I do not take orders.
  • What's my process?
    I mostly create work by first throwing the piece on my potter's wheel. Occasionally, I do some slab work to create trays, ornaments and magnets but my favorite place to be is behind the wheel with mud on my hands. After throwing a piece, I let it dry until it is firm enough for trimming the bottoms, attaching the handles and carving in my original artwork. Carving is one of the most time consuming parts of the process but also the most creatively rewarding for me so I enjoy carving my artwork into the clay. After a piece has nothing more that needs to be done, it is slowly dried and then it gets bisque fired. Bisque fire takes about 10 to 11 hours to reach temp and then another 10 to 11 hours to cool down enough to be removed from the kiln - this is done with an electric kiln, I call it my big toaster but there's a lot more to it than that. After it is cooled, it is still porous enough to receive glaze, I glaze in all of my artwork and then either spray or brush on the glaze for the body. When all of the glaze is dry and the insides are poured, I can put them back in the big toaster for their final fire, which is similar in length to the bisque fire. I then eagerly wait for this final fire to cool down so that I can open it up and oogle at my creations. I share a lot of process photos and works in progress in my Instagram feed.
  • Do you take orders?
    No, I do not take orders. In the world of pottery you never know what might happen, there are so many opportunities for error! For my well being and the well being of my creative energy, I do best when I am able to make what I am inspired to make and then offer it to others with the hope that it will bring joy to whoever uses it.
  • Where is your studio?
    I live in Wheeling, WV. I have a home studio that is not open to the public but I do often participate in local events where I can share my work in person.
  • My order arrived broken, what do I do?
    Everything I ship is insured, please take photos of the condition of the box and of the broken pieces so that I can make a claim. I can then refund you or make another piece, we will talk about it!
  • Mug Care
    All of my mugs are made with food safe glazes, they are both microwave and dishwasher safe. Handwashing is definitely a more gentle way to wash your mug but I use my mugs every day and we put them in the dishwasher.
  • Can I return something from your shop?
    No, all sales are final, no returns or refunds.
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