Pottery CSA

Made By Feng 冯           Sharon Fennimore

 

Your pottery share (Community Supported Arts) brings you a box of absolutely gorgeous, hand made, local Vermont pottery.  When you invest in a pottery share, I am able to obtain the resources I need to make work all summer long.  In late August, you receive a carefully curated box of at least four pieces of pottery.  There are limited shares available because I make absolutely everything, from start to finish, all with my own hands. 

 

There are shares for every budget and many shares allow for customization.  If the share you want is sold out, please contact me.  I am happy to work with you on a special order. Enrollment starts on May 24, 2022 and ends when shares sell out or June 30, whichever comes first.  Save with Early Bird pricing when you enroll by June 5, 2022.   All shares come with a code for 25% off any additional in-stock items in my store that you add to your box prior to shipment/delivery/pick-up date.  

 

Shares will be distributed in late August or early September depending on the delivery or pick-up option you choose.  Delivery and pick-up in Stowe, Waterbury, Mad River Valley, or Montpelier and mail service to anywhere in the United States.  Gift wrap, personalized card hand-written by me using your words are also available for an extra fee.  

 

 

Art is nourishing.  Furthermore, buying functional pottery is an act of resistance!  You are refusing to line corporate pockets so a select few individuals who are completely removed from the production process can become wealthy.  You are making a concious decision not to consume the cheap, mass produced wares, made by workers in poor conditions and earning low wages.  Many of these workers are children. That's a lot of bitterness in your cuppa!   You deserve to have unique and beautiful wares that you can use every single day.  The price you pay for my work is fair trade.  I am able to make a living as an artist and put my love of clay into absolutely everything I make.  My designs are enchanting and playful.  Pottery CSA shares make perfect house warming, wedding, anniversary, and special occasion gifts. You can add gift wrap and a card to your share order.  All CSA members get 25% off everything else in stock in my online store when they add it to their share box.  

Magical Cat NOT Included

Magical cat is not included!

Hand painted bowl. 

Slip decorated mug.

Work in progress.

Share Options

ONE of EACH: mug, tumbler, bowl, plate

  • Your pottery share box will  include a mug, bowl, tumbler, and plate.  These four items may or may not match one another in style or decoration.  If you want a matching "set", then please choose the "I WANT what I WANT" subscription box.  If you wish to have more than one so that you could have enough for all the people in your house, then you can purchase multiple shares.  Items will only "match" in the sense that they will all be made by the same potter.
  • Your pottery share box will  include a mug, bowl, tumbler, and plate.  These four items may or may not match one another in style or decoration.  If you want a matching set, a particular color, or four of any one specific type of vessel,  then please choose the "I WANT what I WANT" subscription box.  If you wish to have more than one so that you could have enough for all the people in your house, then you can purchase multiple shares.
  • Investment $150/$120 (EARLY BIRD price by June 5th as shares last)

ARTIST'S CHOICE : a box of four unique pieces curated by the artist

  • Your pottery share box will  include: a minimum of four unique pieces of pottery including decorative tiles, plates, bowls, cut flower vase, tumblers, small cups, mugs, and serving platters.
  • I will curate your box with four exquisite pieces of my work of my choice.  If you want a matching set, a particular color, or four of any one specific type of vessel,  then please choose the "I WANT what I WANT" subscription box.  A perfect treat for anyone who enjoys a little mystery!  A nightmare for anyone who has their heart set on something........
  • Investment $135/$100 (EARLY BIRD price by June 5th as shares last)

SMALL TREASURES: magnet, cutie dish (2-3 inch dish), chai or wine cup, pendant

  • Your pottery share box will  include: a minimum of four unique pieces of pottery including one magnet, one very small cutie dish, a chai or wine cup, and a ceramic charm on a cord (vegan).  
  • Perhaps you live in a tiny house or you are looking for a sweet little gift for a very good friend?  This is a little box of unique ceramic treasures that is sure to charm you.
  • Investment $60/$50 (EARLY BIRD price by June 5th as shares last)

CUPPA: one mug

  • Your pottery share box will include one absolutely fabulous and unique mug.
  • Investment $45/$30 (EARLY BIRD price by June 5th as shares last)

I WANT what I WANT: Choose any combination of four items: mug, tumbler, bowl, plate, chai/wine cup with no surprises.  You choose the colorway and design theme.

  • You choose any four of the following:  mug, chai or wine cup, dessert plate, bowl, tumbler 
  • You choose one of the following colorways: (1) BLUE/GREEN; (2) PURPLE/RED; (3) YELLOW/BROWN/EARTHY
  • You choose one of the following themes: (1) CATS; (2) BIRDS; (3) FLOWERS/NATURE; (4) FISH; (5) CELESTIAL/MAGIC
  • Investment $200/$180 (EARLY BIRD price by June 5th as shares last)

LUXE: A deluxe box of a platter, mug, tumbler, bowl, plate, and chai or wine cup all decorated using one or more of the following: hand painting, decals, gold luster.  

  • Your share box includes five pieces of functional pottery all decorated using my most time intensive and precious decorating techniques including one or more of the following: hand painting, decals, gold luster.  
  • Investment $350/$300 (EARLY BIRD price by June 5th as shares last)

FIRST & SECONDS: A box of four items that are firsts (when I try out new glazes or techniques it doesn't always turn out perfectly) or imperfects in some way (a little glaze bubble, a tiny wobble in the foot.....). All imperfections are cosmetic only.

  • Your share box will include four pieces of pottery, functional or decorative, that have some cosmetic imperfections. In many cases, I do a trial firing of a new type of decal or glaze and my "firsts" are close to the results I was hoping for, but I don't have it just right yet.  There is nothing wrong with the pottery (Really, my own cupboards are overflowing with all these trials and errors!), but it just wasn't perfect yet. There is no need to waste these great bowls, cups, plates, etc.  Sometimes it is a little wobble in the foot, a wonky handle, or a little warping.
  • Investment $40/$35 (EARLY BIRD price by June 5th as shares last)

Want to invest in supporting art in your community, but don't want a pottery share?

METHOD 1: You can be a craft activist, support everyday working artists like me, and not receive a box of pottery.  All you have to do is go to the Support Page and choose a Summer CSA: Support Subscription.

 

METHOD 2: Alternatively, you can purchase me supplies, a nice lunch, or help pay studio and/or firing fees by heading on over to my support page.