"When is your next store update?" I don't have a schedule that I keep with the store updates. It all depends on what other projects I'm working on. I do updates as often as I'm able to, but it's usually only 2 or 3 times a year. I always make sure to put one together in the early part of November.
"Do you make pots full time?" Yes, since 2017. It always feels precarious, but I'm finding a way through.
"Do you teach classes?" Not lately. I wouldn't be opposed to it if the right situation came along.
"Do you offer wholesale prices?" Absolutely. Send me an email and let's get the ball rolling!
"Will you make this thing I saw on instagram/pinterest/etc.?" Probably not unless it's pretty similar to another form that I've already worked out. It just takes too much time to figure out a new form for a one-off piece. That being said, anything is possible, but it gets expensive.
"Are your pots dishwasher/microwave/freezer/food/oven safe?" Yes.
"What's up with the free pottery table? When is the next one?" I have really high standards for the work that I sell, so almost any defect makes a piece unsellable. I save all of the "seconds" pots to give away once or twice a year. They're still functional and pretty cool a lot of the time, they just aren't up to the standard. More than anything, I don't like the idea of smashing pieces that are functional because it's a big waste of materials and energy. I think it's also a gesture of goodwill to my little neighborhood.
I don't announce the free pottery table until it's already underway. I want people to find it on accident. You'll just have to keep an eye on instagram and facebook.
"How long does it take to make one of those?" There are so many steps in the process, it's hard to answer how long it really takes. If everything goes right, about two weeks, but most of that is passive: drying time, firing time, etc.
"Where do you get your clay/materials?" West Michigan Clay in Hamilton, Michigan. www.westmichiganclay.com
"Where can I find your pots in stores?" Westbay Handmade 326 E Front St. Traverse City, MI 49684
Gemini Handmade 963 Cherry St. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Poppy Things 326 N St Joseph St. Suttons Bay, MI 49682
Little Traverse Tileworks 108 E 3rd St. Harbor Springs, MI 49740