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Mug Madness Preview Sale: February 29th

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Mug Madness Preview Sale: February 29th

We're excited to be hosting our first ever Mug Madness Preview Sale at our Wallingford, Seattle gallery on Saturday, February 29th from 7pm to 10pm. RSVP here to let us know you're coming! This is your chance to beat the crowds and get first pick from the 64 Mug Madness entrants and more than 200 unique, handmade mugs we'll have in stock to celebrate everyone's favorite mug-themed head-to-head bracket tournament. Doors open at 7pm, with sales to begin shortly afterward. Sales are limited to 1 mug per person until everyone in the gallery has had a chance to pick their favorite....


Kristin Schimik: Circuitous

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Kristin Schimik: Circuitous

We're excited to present Kristin Schimik's Circuitous in our gallery for the month of January. Join us for a reception and meet the artist on Sunday, January 26th


How To Use Your Gift Card

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How To Use Your Gift Card

Many folks were the lucky recipients of Saltstone Ceramics Gift Cards this season. Congratulations! You're in for a treat. Gift cards can be used for everything we sell, including all the gorgeous handmade work in our store and the various pottery classes and workshops we offer. To use a gift card, just enter the code when you're checking out online, or show the code to our friendly staff in the store. If you want to buy some STUFF Just about everything we sell–from cups and bowls to cutting boards and serving platters–is lovingly photographed and available to buy online while you're still in your snowman pajamas....


New Work:
Justin Rothshank

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New Work:<br/>Justin Rothshank

We just received a big shipment of Justin's incomparable decal-based work!


All About Sold-Out Classes

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All About Sold-Out Classes

We released all the classes for our Winter Session last Friday, and they quickly sold out. That left lots of our customers feeling frustrated, so we wanted to address some concerns and questions people are bringing up. I must give someone a pottery class! What can I do? We sell gift cards that can be used for future classes and workshops, private lessons, beautiful artisanal goods, and everything else we sell. Classes are only sold out for now, not forever. We open registration for new classes every single month. Your next opportunity to register for classes is Friday, January 3rd at noon,...


Small Business Saturday is November 30th

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Small Business Saturday is November 30th

We're excited to throw open our doors to another Small Business Saturday on November 30th! Join us as we celebrate the important contributions that small independent businesses (like us!) make on a local and global scale. We'll have one-day discounts on work from some of your favorite potters and other artisans. Spin the prize wheel with every purchase. And we'll have cookies! We'll be open from 11am until 6pm. See you there!


Setting Up Your Studio, Part 1:<br/> Location Matters

You’ve been taking classes for a while and you love it. So much, in fact, that you’re starting to think about setting up a little studio or workspace in that spare bedroom/garage/basement/shed/un-used corner/closet. Congratulations! One of the most common questions I get from students at this stage is how to set up a home workspace for clay, and in this series of blog posts I will talk about what to consider when setting up a new pottery studio–including safety, systems, equipment, and scale. But before we dive in to the advice, start by asking yourself: “what kind of work do...


New Work:
Saltstone Gift Packs

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New Work:<br/>Saltstone Gift Packs

Sarah Steininger Leroux's amazing Pistachio Ash Cream glaze is making an appearance in the shop this week: We've got new versions of the Saltstone Coffee Lovers Gift Pack, the great Saltstone Salty Gift Pack, and more!


New Work:
Mountain Fox Goods

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New Work:<br/>Mountain Fox Goods

Fine leather wallets and keychains from Mountain Fox Goods are back once again for the holidays!


New Work:
Ruby Pear Woodworks

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New Work:<br/>Ruby Pear Woodworks

Seattle's own Ruby Pear Woodworks is now making handy pottery ribs in a variety of beautiful woods.