Pots for Spring


It seems spring may have finally sprung, inside AND outside my studio, and I have two springtime updates for you:

Shop Online

I’ve updated my online shop with dozens of new lovelies for buying and gifting. Shop for Mom’s Day thru noon, 5/7 to insure timely arrival. There are planters available for the first time in years, a variety of cups in all styles and colors, and much more.

Shop In Person

And for local New Englanders, my Spring Studio Sale here in north, central Massachusetts is Mother’s Day weekend! Shop gallery-quality pots, plus “aesthetic” and “minorly flawed” seconds. Early birds claim the best finds! For fun, you can RSVP here.

Sat, May 12th 10 – 5 &
Sun, May 13th 11 – 4
141 Main St, Baldwinville, MA 01436

Purchasing:
Cash preferred; checks and credit cards accepted.

Directions:
Baldwinville is in Templeton, just west of Gardner and about 3 miles from Exit 21 off Route 2 near Route 68. We’re centrally located about an hour or less each from Framingham, Worcester, Northampton, and Shelburne Falls, MA as well as, Keene, NH and Brattleboro, VT. We do recommend using GoogleMaps or GPS for the best directions from your particular location.

Parking:
We live on a busy road, and there is no parking in front of our house. Parking is best in our driveway or on the opposite side of the street. Please be considerate of our neighbors.

Accessibility:
My studio is in a walkout basement, so entering the sale requires using stairs either outside or inside.

As always, thank you for supporting
and caring about independent business
and handmade design.

Holiday & Seconds Sale!

My annual Holiday and Seconds Sale is here! Fellow New Englanders can snag a second (or several!) for yourselves and firsts to gift friends and family. You will be treated to local cheeses, an energetic doxie, and a crazy selection of discounted discontinueds, prototypes, aesthetic seconds, and of course, awesome firsts. Plus, you can check out my hubby’s new wood shop!

Details:

Sat, Nov 4th  10 – 5 &
Sun, Nov 5th 11* – 4
*Don’t forget to “fall back” an hour!
Baldwinville, MA

Purchasing:
Cash preferred, checks and credit cards accepted.

Directions:
Baldwinville is in Templeton, just west of Gardner and about 3 miles from Exit 21 off Route 2 near Route 68. We do recommend using GoogleMaps or GPS for the best directions from your particular location.

We’re centrally located about an hour or less each from Framingham, Worcester, Northampton, and Shelburne Falls, MA as well as, Keene, NH and Brattleboro, VT.

Parking:
We live on a busy road, and there is no parking in front of our house. Parking is best in our driveway or on the opposite side of the street. Please be considerate of our neighbors.

Accessibility:
My studio is in the basement, so entering the sale requires using stairs either outside or inside.

Hope to see you!

Thank you for supporting creativity and community
by buying and giving handmade.

Fresh Pots!

    

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I’ve loaded up my online shop with a bounty of new work that’s fresh and colorful. Orders coming in by tomorrow (Tues, 5/9) at 3 PM can ship in time for Mother’s Day. As always, I’ve been working on new forms and playing with new decoration (like the tall-footed bud vases and stamped mugs, which nicely mash-up my love of both Art Deco and mod). Every piece is one-of-a-kind and made solely with my two little hands. Thank you as always for supporting elegant and handmade from my studio. You can head over to peruse and shop right here.

     

Shop New Work Online, Dec 1 at 1

Kristen Kieffer Super Stripe Deluxe Clover Cups in Frost & Aqua  Kristen Kieffer Covered jar with pink
I’ve been sprinkling new pots into my online shop all November (like the cups and jar pictured above), and will have a bigger addition of pots next week, including stamped and Deluxe Clover cups, as well as a couple batter bowls (pictured in process below).

Shop New Work Online
Thurs, Dec 1st at 1 PM EST – Fri, Dec 16th at Noon*
KiefferCeramics on Etsy

I’m always working on something new with form and/or pattern, and try to keep my shop open year-round for your shopping and gifting needs. Everything is ready to ship and generally goes out within 1-3 business days. I also accept Etsy gift cards, so that’s a great way to suggest or give my work as well.

Wishing you and yours a warm and peaceful Thanksgiving. And as always, thank you for supporting elegant and handmade from my studio. ~KK

*Important note: Last day to purchase for Xmas Delivery is Noon, Dec 16th! My shop will remain open into the New Year, but no shipments will go out Dec 17-21.

Kristen Kieffer in process, super stripe Deluxe Clover cups  Kristen Kieffer in process Batter bowls

Holiday Studio Sale

Kieffer Ceramics Studio, Holiday Sale

I’m excited to invite my fellow New Englanders to swing by my studio for some good deals before the snow begins to fall here in north central Massachusetts. It’s a perfect opportunity to check out my studio and my hubby’s new and in-progress wood shop, and shop firsts for holiday gifts, as well as some rather wonderful ‘aesthetic’ and ‘minorly flawed’ seconds to save for yourself.

Kieffer Ceramics Studio Sale
Sat, Nov 5th  10 – 5 &
Sun, Nov 6th *11 – 4
*Don’t forget to “fall back” an hour!

We are just a couple miles from a local cheese shop and chocolatier, and about an hour or less each from Framingham, Northampton, and Worcester, MA as well as, Keene, NH and Brattleboro, VT. Visit my Events Page to read about the full details, including address, payment options, parking, and accessibility, or drop me an email if you have questions, KiefferCeramics@gmail.com.

Thank you for supporting creativity and community
by buying and giving handmade.

#KiefferCeramics

#KiefferCeramics by ramsaystudio  #KiefferCeramics by erincarpenterpottery

I make pots for use, so seeing my pots in the hands and homes of their owners is very rewarding. I recently created albums on both Instagram and Facebook to collect images customers and I have taken of my pots in use, like those pictured here.

For decades, catalog companies and home decor magazines have filled their pages with objects in the context of the home to illustrate how those objects would fit into customers’ lives. As a maker of decorated pots, which some don’t readily perceive as functional, sharing in use images highlighting my pottery’s actual craftsmanship and durability is both essential and enlightening. Ornately elegant for everyday!

If you own and enjoy my work, I’d love for you to participate in sharing those pots in use. On Instagram, tag me with @KiefferCeramics and your image with the hashtag #KiefferCeramics. On Facebook, tag Kristen Kieffer Ceramics in your image. You can also post an image to my online shop when you leave a review for me on Etsy. If you’re not on social media, no worries! Just email me at KiefferCeramics[at]gmail.com with images you’d like to share. (Note the spelling of my names is both tricky and important!)

#KiefferCeramics by KiefferCeramics  #KiefferCeramics by paigekatharineceramics#KiefferCeramics by janicejakielski  #KiefferCeramics by kirsti_smith_ceramics#KiefferCeramics by megangulland  #KiefferCeramics by margiesearl#KiefferCeramics by jabetta1  #KiefferCeramics by KiefferCeramics 2#KiefferCeramics by Deana  #KiefferCeramics by arthurhalvorsen

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Fellow studio potter Ayumi Horie began to collect and share her pots in use in 2005, and started the viral Instagram account Pots In Action (for which I’ve had the pleasure to guest host twice) popularizing the love of sharing handmade pots through great images. Ayumi even wrote an article for Design*Sponge providing a photography primer with tips on taking better pix. Big thanks to Ayumi for bringing action shots to the pottery community! I think I’ve become a better ‘visualizer’ through her efforts and support.

Another big thanks to all those who have already shared images! I cannot convey the delight this brings to me, thank you. I’m looking forward to seeing more!